While many rehab centers take insurance, and will cover your costs, you may not have any coverage. For those who lack coverage, getting help can seem like an impossibility. Fortunately, there are many free or low-cost options available in your community to help you on your road to recovery. Included here are a few of the best options to pursue if you find yourself unable to afford rehab.
While college tuition tells you that knowledge isn’t free, our access to information tells you something else. Many people who struggle with the “unknown” aspect of addiction recovery may find themselves scared of embarking on the journey. Fortunately, it does not have to be that way. Countless books and research papers have been published that allow you an in-depth look at addiction recovery.
Heading to your local library could warrant countless books and personal autobiographies from people who have trumped addiction and can offer helpful tips. While at the library, you may log onto a computer to access more articles, studies, and helpful information. Consider searching for local resources, you may have more help at your disposal than you previously believed!
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are great groups offered in most communities. Joining together on a weekly basis to assess progress, downfalls, and give encouragement can be a great way to help you on your way to recovery. This program may be offered at a local community center, church, or even school. Try researching online, on your city hall’s website, or look in the local paper for resources.
As any addiction counselor knows, recovering from an addiction is not a one-time process and you are forever free. On the contrary, once you have been addicted, you are always on the road to recovery, for the long-haul. This means you will constantly need to be evaluating your risk factors and gleaning support from those around you. This is why programs like AA or NA are so valuable.
Get a Scholarship
That’s right, you can actually earn a scholarship to rehab if you qualify. While this is a more difficult route to go than the above options, it may be the only way you can get the help you need. For those with eligible circumstances, including finances or severity of addiction, you may be able to qualify for a rehab treatment scholarship. This varies from state-to-state and center-to-center, so you will have to look at local individualized options to find out if you qualify.