The emotional struggles of life in addition to the financial struggles is enough to drive some people over the edge and so they turn to drugs and other substances which only drain their pocketbooks even further. When you turn to drugs, you find yourself in a hole that is extremely hard to get out of. You want to seek treatment, but even then, when you have no money, treatment seems out of reach.
If you’re in a predicament where you need treatment but are having financial difficulties, here are some things you can do to afford treatment:
Get a Sponsor
There are a lot of good people in the world who only want to see others succeed. If you’re in a difficult place and are desperate to get the help that you need, you might be able to find that help by getting a sponsor to pay for your treatment.
This might be close family and friends, but there are also people out there that will randomly sponsor people as well, so go to local churches or ask around and see if you can make ties with anybody who would be willing to help. It’s not unlikely, especially if they see your heart and desire for change.
Find a Place That is Flexible With Payments
Treatment facilities should never be run like a business geared to rob you of all of your money. Nobody in their right mind would start a treatment facility unless they had a heart for addicts, so when you’re looking for a rehab center, find one that is going to work with you and your financial situation. There should be payment options. Either you pay in full, you pay in part, or they work with your insurance and make it happen so that you can receive the help that is going to turn your life around.
Ask For An Advance From a Trusted Source
If you have a history of substance abuse, your close friends or family might not be able to support you in your rehab goals any longer because they don’t know if it’s going to help, but this doesn’t mean you can’t find help or support. If you work out a way to get an advance from a trusted source and you work out a payment option, they’ll be more likely to front you the money.
Treatment is your prerogative. It’s going to be a challenging time, but if you find a place that is going to help you get your bearings, you’ll find success and the financials will work themselves out.