How to Get Treatment Without Insurance

I’ve received a number of inquiries about treatment from people who sincerely want to get help. Their number one concern is usually health insurance. Well, I have great news- there are options even when you can’t afford to pay! Read below.

Private Rehab Centers Sure, most private rehab centers are expensive and require that you have good insurance to attend. However, it doesn’t hurt to contact the centers in your area to ask if they offer payment options or payment assistance.

State Funded Rehab Programs State-funded rehab programs are organizations that use government money to support people in recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs. For those without a lot of income or with inadequate or no insurance, these centers provide detox, treatment, and support services.

When you are ready for treatment, there are a number of resources to help find state-funded rehab programs. The Directory of Single State Agencies (SSAs) for Substance Abuse Services provides contact information for each state’s agency governing substance abuse policy, funding, and services.

Another way to search for treatment facilities is through SAMHSA’s treatment locator. This page enables a visual search of state and municipality centers as well as other regional treatment resources. It allows you to narrow your options based on location by using a physical address, which is then completely deleted from the system following the search.

Finally, there are a number of websites that offer support in searching for treatment centers. These include sites like

Sober Black Girls Club Online Recovery Support . Sober Black Girls Club has just launched a closed online support group on Facebook. To find the group, search the group’s name and join. The online support group will be used to help you find the support you need to remain sober by checking in daily with your forum friends and by helping others.

Alcoholics Anonymous A.A has helped millions learn how to live life sober while remaining self-supporting through the voluntary donations of its members.

If you want to get sober, you can find help and support by attending A.A. meetings, reading the literature and getting a “sponsor” to help you do the 12 steps. You can find a meeting location here,

If you sincerely want to get help to stop drinking alcohol or doing drugs, there are several options available that cost very little or nothing at all. I hope this post helps- never give up!

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