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Our guide on how to finance private drug rehab

Figuring out how you’re going to finance the cost of private rehab treatment can be a daunting process however help is available. Here, drug rehab experts Port of Call have put together five ways that you can finance your private addiction rehab cost.

How to finance drug rehab

Private rehab usually costs between £1,500 and £3,000 a week. This might sound offputting and unaffordable; however, you should look at it as an investment in to your future. There are a number of funding options available to help you cover the cost of private rehab treatment.

cost of private rehab treatmentPrivate health insurance

You can finance your private rehab cost through private health insurance. Most private health plans will cover private rehab addiction costs If you have private insurance, make sure you double check the policy or call you insurer to confirm you have cover to fund private rehab treatment costs.

Help from family and friends

Maintaining any addiction is costly and a number of people we speak to are in financial difficulty. If you can demonstrate a willingness and commitment to getting into recovery and changing your life, it is worth speaking to family and friends to see if they can help you subsidize private rehab addiction costs. It may be that they can help by either funding the course of treatment or loaning the money. Remember – if anyone wants to help you recover, it’s yours loved ones.


It is worth considering whether your employer will donate or loan you money towards your private rehab.

Commercial loans

It may be that you can secure a financial loan to help pay for the cost of your private rehab treatment. Some individuals even ask friends or family if they can take out a loan on their behalf.

Credit cards

As with any major purchase, a credit card can be used to cover your private addiction rehab costs. This is not the method that we would recommend, however it is worth considering as a last resort. Of course, you must commit to paying the credit card off after your treatment.

The right help at the right time

We urge you to seek help with your addiction regardless of private addiction rehab costs. Getting the help that you need is an investment that is well worth the cost. Talking through these issues and concerns with one of our specialist advisers is something we fully recommend and can be a positive first step in the right direction.

If you or a loved one, need drug addiction treatment, please do not hesitate to call us on 08000029010 and speak to one of our advisers. We can explain what is available to you and what the most suitable course of action might be, that is within your budget. We can even talk you through each of these methods of covering private addiction rehab costs. Alternatively, simply follow the link to find out more about drug rehab costs and how to fund your course of treatment.

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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