Seeking help for an alcohol addiction can be stressful at the best of times, but the added worry of how you’ll pay for private rehab or private alcohol detox is an extra burden that you could likely do without. Port of Call looks at five funding options to help kickstart your recovery.
The common misconception of a private alcohol detox is often that it’s prohibitively expensive and out of reach for anyone other than A-list celebrities. While the majority of treatment programmes involve a significant outlay (around £1,500 – £3,000 a week), the long-term benefits are ultimately incalculable.
The good news is that there are various options available to you – whether that be your choice of rehab or ways of financing. Here, we give you five examples for you to consider when looking into securing a place alcohol rehab.
1. Private Health Insurance
The majority of private health plans will cover the cost of alcohol rehabilitation or drug rehabilitation at a private facility. If you have private insurance, make sure you double check the policy or call your insurer to confirm you have cover.
2. Help from family and friends
Maintaining any addiction is costly and many people we speak with are in financial difficulty. If you are able to demonstrate a willingness and commitment to getting into recovery and changing your life, it is worth speaking to family and friends – it may be that they can help either by gifting or loaning the money. Remember – they want to see you get well and may help you if they can.
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3. Commercial loans
It may be that you are able to secure a financial loan for your treatment. Some clients ask friends or family to take out a loan on their behalf.
Some employers donate or loan the money to employees.
5. Credit cards
As with any major purchase, a credit card can be used. We don’t tend to recommend this option, but it is valid and worth considering as a last resort. You will of course need to be committed to paying off the credit card in the future.
Get the right help, at the right time
Port of Call can secure you the best, and most appropriate, rehabilitation clinic and treatment option quickly and discretely. We will give you a free and confidential assessment over the telephone and then help you to navigate towards the most appropriate course of treatment and support.
Please call our free phone line on 08000029010, we are ready and willing to help you through your addiction, and can help you to find the right drug rehab or alcohol treatment centre for you.