Of course, there is the option of having the cost of treatment off-set by utilizing insurance benefits. There are restrictions and provisions that vary depending on each policy. Some things to keep in mind are In-network vs. Out of network, Co-pays and deductibles, and pre-authorization. With thousands of unique insurance plans available, it’s impossible to know what benefits are available without first checking with the insurance provider. A quick insurance verification will usually help to determine some of the most immediate limitations.
When paying out-of-pocket for treatment, the most expensive level of care will be the detox stage. This stage of care will require much closer medical supervision, which is why the cost can be so great. Factors that will determine the length of stay for the detox phase are; the amount of drug or alcohol use, duration of use, what substances are being used, and any other co-occurring medical conditions that a patient may have.
After detoxification, treatment can begin with a Day-Night program, followed by Intensive Outpatient Treatment for 60 to 90 days. This model allows for an extremely lower expense structure, flexibility, freedom to grow in a progressively less controlled environment, and the ability to model and monitor success for each participant.