Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Life After Drug Rehab: Paying the Bill

Drug rehab can come with a price but don’t let that stop you from the recovery you deserve!

Drug rehab can come with a price but don’t let that stop you from the recovery you deserve!

Long after you have finished getting treatment for a drug addiction there’s a chance that you will still be paying the bill. The cost of addiction runs far deeper than just the cost of going into treatment. There are other bills that accrue such as the need to pay back the people you love, the need to cover the cost of your long term treatment and the need to cover the cost of the various bills that were left unpaid while you were in treatment. Here’s a look at what you can expect after drug rehab in terms of bills and how you can plan to pay these bills while you are in recovery.

Paying the Bills Associated with Drug Rehab

Some drug rehab centers will allow you to let a bill accrue for treatment with the agreement that you will pay the fees back after you have completed the rehab program. If you are in drug rehab for a month, two months or more then there’s a chance that the bill that you have to pay back is relatively large. Handling a debt such as this can be very difficult to cope with, especially when you are in recovery from a drug addiction but while you were in treatment you learned how to cope with stress just like this so be prepared to use the tools that you learned in treatment when it comes to paying the bills associated with your drug treatment.

When it’s time to pay back the rehab center for the treatment that was provided to you, consider asking your friends and family for help. If you don’t have a job, they may be able to help you find a job. It’s always a good idea to ask for support rather than to keep all the difficult and challenging situations and feelings to yourself so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Make sure you have created a budget and once you have your budget in place, stick to it and you will be able to repay the debt that was accrued when you were in treatment.

Paying Bills that Went Unpaid While in Drug Rehab

If you were in drug rehab for an extended time period than you probably didn’t work and unless you had a significant amount of savings or someone else was paying your bills for you during this time period then there’s a chance that you have some pretty hefty bills to take care of. The same way that you have to create a budget to pay back the cost of treatment, a budget can also help you to stay on track and pay back the past due bills that were accrued while you were in treatment. First things first, contact the companies that you own money to and let them know that you were in treatment and are now ready to make every attempt to get the bills caught up. Some companies will even forgo late fees and other charges because you were in treatment so again, don’t be afraid to talk about it.

Paying Back Your Family After Drug Rehab

Finally, you have to work on a way to pay back your family after you finish drug rehab. Paying your family back may not only be something that requires a financial commitment, but also an emotional commitment. It’s likely that while you were addicted to drugs or alcohol that you treated your family members and loved ones very poorly. It’s important that you pay them back for the love and support that they provided to you despite the way that you treated them. There are many ways that you can pay family back after drug rehab such as providing help and support for them, attending family counseling sessions that will rebuild the trust and relationships and you can repay them financially once you have worked on paying back other financial obligations.

More Rehab Centers Resources

Long-Term Effects of Alcoholism

You may spend time making excuses for your drinking. Yes, you get strong cravings to drink, but that is just your stress talking. Everyone needs a glass of wine or a glass of scotch to take the edge off, right? Yes, every once in a while when you drink, you just can’t stop, but that’s….

Continue reading

Rehab Centers Welcomes Disability Advocacy Provider DisabilityVoice to it’s Provider Network

DisabilityVoice may be the treatment center you need!

DisabilityVoice and Rehab Centers are poised to provide opportunities for people with all types of disabilities to get the word out about their disability, promote public awareness and change the public perception of various disabilities. Rehab Centers is an online community resource that provides access to a rehabilitation service provider directory, various rehab information, and….

Continue reading

Understanding Alcoholism Treatment

Alcoholism treatment can help you overcome your addiction!

Alcoholism is a dangerous condition that requires immediate treatment. For those who can’t stop drinking alcohol on their own there are options available that can provide help. Alcoholism treatment is providing in a number of ways, most often beginning with alcoholism detoxification and then on to alcoholism rehab centers. For severe cases of alcoholism where….

Continue reading

How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Centers Treat Alcoholic Dementia

Alcoholic dementia can be treated with professional help.

Excessive drinking can lead to serious damage to the body including many unforeseen neurological and memory loss problems. Inpatient alcohol rehab centers provide treatment for many of the consequential damages caused by alcohol addiction, but in some cases, the damage created by long term alcoholism cannot be turned around. Permanent problems such as alcoholic dementia….

Continue reading

10 Questions to Ask a Rehab Center

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, rehab centers are one of the better ways to break an addiction. Unfortunately, not all rehab centers are the same in quality and services. You should ask some questions before signing an intake contract and entering a rehab center. These questions should be an important part of….

Continue reading

Is there an Addiction Severity Index?

addiction index

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there is an addiction severity index. This index was first developed in 1980. In today’s world of addiction and addiction recovery, doctors sometimes have a difficult time deciding whether to put a patient on medications that are potentially addictive. Since the recent legislation penalizing doctors for prescribing….

Continue reading

Are there Free Rehab Clinics for Addiction?

rehab for free

Fortunately for many addicted individuals who also suffer from financial issues as a result of their drug abuse, free rehab clinics do exist. These facilities are able to treat a person’s addiction without the need for them to spend the small amount of money they still have after the devastating effects of drug abuse. When….

Continue reading

Comprehensive Rehab Programs Should Have…

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, not all treatments work for everyone. This is why finding a treatment center that fits your needs is so important. There are some basic things that all treatment centers should have. Accreditation The treatment center you choose should be accredited by the: Joint Commission, the National Committee….

Continue reading

You May Need Alcohol Rehab If…

You’re a drinker. Maybe you always have been. But it’s not a problem. Or is it? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), drinking is excessive for men who drink four to five drinks at one occasion and women who drink two to three and that for over 17 million Americans,….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call800-481-6320

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This