The Costs of Addiction

by Promises Behavioral Health

You know you need help for addiction, but what type of treatment is right for you? Get a glimpse into the pros and cons of the options available.

Choose Your Recovery Journey

Inpatient

or

Outpatient

Inpatient

Outpatient

MONETARY COST

Pros:

While the cost of inpatient rehab is higher than outpatient care, going all in with your recovery will save you countless dollars in the long run.

Outpatient care can cost thousands of dollars less than residential care, depending on insurance coverage and the number of visits to a center.

Cons:

Inpatient rehab can cost thousands of dollars depending on the length of care, insurance coverage and reputation of the rehab center.

While the cost of outpatient care is lower than inpatient care, not getting the care you need up front could increase the cost of your addiction in the long run.

EMOTIONAL COST

Pros:

When you choose inpatient care, you live at a treatment facility and are separated from temptations and people who’ve enabled your addiction.

If you have a strong sober support system at home, outpatient care allows you to return home each day to spend time with family or friends.

Cons:

Although you’ll build a strong support group in rehab, you’ll miss some time with family and friends.

Since you are not staying each night at a rehab center, you may still be exposed to triggers to drink or use as well as people who have enabled your addiction in the past.

TIME COST

Pros:

Inpatient care can require a time commitment of up to 30 days or more, but the investment you make up front could save you from years of addiction.

Outpatient care offers more flexibility, so you can receive treatment while keeping up with job and childcare responsibilities.

Cons:

Spending up to 30 days in rehab may not be a viable option for those with childcare responsibilities or jobs they cannot leave for a few weeks.

Although outpatient care requires less of a time commitment than inpatient care, not dedicating as much time to treatment could lengthen the time it takes to recover.

INPATIENT OUTPATIENT NEXT STEPS CHECKLIST

Call 844-875-5609 for help finding a treatment center and checking your insurance coverage.

Learn about addiction and treatment, including aftercare resources available to you after inpatient care.

Research and consider potential medication options.

If money is an issue, search for no-cost treatment options including free support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Call 844-875-5609 for help finding a treatment center and checking your insurance coverage.

Surround yourself with a strong sober community and an experienced counselor.

Learn about addiction and treatment, including aftercare resources available to you.

Research and consider potential medication options.

If money is an issue, search for no-cost treatment options including free support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Start Over

Change Your Life

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844-875-5609

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