1. Heroin Addiction Is Expensive
Maintaining an addiction is expensive. According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, “The average heroin addict can spend up to $200 per day.” You can put a stop to this now.
2. So Is Prescription Opioid Addiction
In many cases, people turn to heroin as a cheaper substitute to their original prescription opioid abuse. But you can stop all substance abuse by seeking treatment.
3. Methadone Maintenance
Methadone maintenance is still one of the most popular treatments available. This can cost up to $10 a day, or if you qualify for free treatment, nothing at all.
4. Buprenorphine Maintenance
Buprenorphine is another inexpensive, pharmacological treatment for opioid addiction that you can actually take home.
5. No Legal Fees
Addiction treatment has been proven to reduce criminal activity (National Institute on Drug Abuse). As a result, you won’t have to worry about legal fees or fines.
6. Free Treatment Centers
There are many rehab centers in the US that provide partial- or all-free care, a sliding fee scale, or other options for payment assistance.
If you have insurance, your costs for treatment could be minimal, as addiction treatment is an essential health benefit (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
8. Medical Treatments
Any physical health problems caused by your substance abuse can be treated as a part of rehab instead of being left to worsen and become more costly over time.
9. Gaining Back Time
Think of all the time you’ve spent using and obtaining drugs. Now think about how productive you will be once all that time is yours again.
10. Vocational Services
Most rehab programs provide vocational counseling and other services to those who have lost their jobs to addiction.
11. Stopping Withdrawal Symptoms
Some individuals become desperate during withdrawal and will pay anything to obtain drugs and make their symptoms stop. With professional detox, this won’t happen to you.
13. HIV Prevention Services
You can prevent the potential of contracting HIV and other dangerous diseases by attending rehab, which will protect you from high medical bills and other problems in the future.
14. Budgeting Help
Most rehab centers offer patients budget counseling, either through the program or by a referral to another facility, so you can learn to budget your money.
15. No More Overdose
You will never have to go through the fear of an overdose or pay the high emergency department fees again if you seek treatment.
16. No More Alcohol
Many people abuse alcohol in addition to opioids. Rehab can help you stop drinking too and cut another needless expense and dangerous addiction from your life.
17. Showing You’re Serious
If your loved ones have cut you off or refused to help you financially, going to treatment is the best way to show them they can trust you again.
18. Co-occurring Disorders
Rehab centers screen for co-occurring mental disorders that, if left untreated, will only be more costly to you down the road (NIDA).
19. No More Stealing
Many people resort to stealing when their financial issues become too much to bear. Treatment can help put a stop to this and set you back on the right track.
Many rehab programs help patients find and attend affordable aftercare such as outpatient centers, halfway houses, sober living homes, etc.
21. Rehab Is Safe
You won’t have to worry about spending money or time to protect yourself from others who may want to harm you; rehab is a safe space.
22. Drug Testing
Often, drug tests are part of rehab, so you won’t have to pay for them yourself.
23. Addiction Will Always Get Worse
All the problems associated with your addiction will continue to worsen, including your financial situation, unless you seek help.
24. Your Treatment; Your Needs
The rehab center of your choice will cater to your needs. If these include financial help, you should––and will––receive it.