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Funding Rehab

The cost of rehab will vary depending on the type of rehabilitation programme and the level of treatment required. While some people may be able to finance their treatment in rehab outright, others may not be able to pay the full cost on their own and may need outside help. We can help you find alcohol rehab or drug rehab. Here, Port of Call offers a breakdown of average rehab costs and advice on funding rehab.

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It is important to remember that there are a number of ways that individuals can finance an inpatient rehab programme. The cost of inpatient rehab isn’t as expensive as some may think and inadequate funds should not prevent anyone from seeking addiction treatment. Here are some of the options available to anyone who is serious about recovering from their addiction and securing a place in private rehab.

Cost of Rehab

How much does rehab cost?

Residential rehab programmes usually vary in length and are typically priced on a weekly basis. The average cost of rehab varies; however, it is usually priced at around £1,500 – £3,000 per week. Luxury rehab is also available for those who require a very high standard of accommodation or privacy. However, the cost of addiction treatment at a luxury rehab is likely to cost more than the average.

Private rehab clinics are present throughout the UK, offering options of staying close to home or travelling further afield. While the cost of most rehab centres start at around £1,500, the specific cost of rehab will depend on various factors, such as the length of stay and level of accommodation. Sharing a room or going to a rehab with more basic accommodation can help reduce the cost. We can help to explain what is available and what is suitable within your budget.

How much does residential rehab cost with private detox?

A private detox is an effective addiction treatment that is commonly used in residential rehab centres. The cost of inpatient rehab with a detox is expected to be in the region of £2,500 per week. However, it is important to bear in mind that the length of treatment will vary depending on the requirements of each individual. A medical professional will advise you on the length of treatment required for you during the assessment.

Finding ways to cover the cost of inpatient rehab

Private health insurance
The majority of private health plans cover the cost of rehab at a private facility. If you are financing rehab through private insurance, be sure to double check the policy and speak to your insurer to confirm that you are covered.
Help from family and friends
Maintaining any addiction is costly and a number of people we speak with often find themselves in financial difficulty. If you demonstrate a commitment to receiving addiction recovery treatment, family and friends may be more than willing to help you. While some families are willing to support loved ones with the cost of inpatient rehab, others may loan the money until they are able to repay it. Remember – they want to see you get well and may help you if they can.
Commercial loans
If family members are unable to lend you the full cost of rehab, you may be able to take out a commercial bank loan for addiction treatment.
Some employers donate or loan the money to employees to finance addiction treatment.
Credit cards
While paying for rehabilitation on a credit card isn’t ideal, it could be considered as a last resort. Paying for the full rehab cost on a credit card requires commitment and determination to pay it off in the future.

Why are private rehabs expensive?

Reputable private rehab clinics are known for their excellence in terms of standards, expertise, comfort and care. The reason why private rehab may seem costly is predominately because of the level of support and care that individuals receive throughout their course of treatment. Along with the considerable overheads, including food, maintenance and equipment upkeep, rehab clinics also employ qualified medical professionals, including a 24 hour nursing team, provision of therapy services and a high staff to client ratio, which all contribute to the cost of such rehabilitation programmes. There are also luxury rehabs available at a higher cost.

The benefits of addiction rehab

Most people who are considering rehab are in the grips of a progressive and life threatening addiction. The cost of maintaining an addiction is often financially taxing, not to mention physically dangerous and heart-breaking for those affected by the addiction. Although the cost of rehab may seem expensive, completing a rehabilitation programme can prove to be invaluable in terms of helping you to take back control of your life.

Port of Call is here to help

If you, or your loved one, have an addiction, Port of Call is here to help you access the treatment you need. If you wish to speak to one of our helpful advisors for further information or advice, please contact us today by calling us for free on 08000029010, or email help@portofcall.com.

About the author: Martin Preston

Martin is our Founder and Chief Executive. Martin is himself in long term recovery and started Port of Call to help families navigate treatment options. In 2020 Martin will open Delamere Health Ltd, the UK’s first purpose built addiction treatment clinic.

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