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How Can The Government Help Me Pay For Drug Rehab?

Private pay drug rehabs, privately owned by either individuals or private health companies, come with a very high price tag and offer a variety of rehab philosophies and methodologies with programs ranging in quality of care and intensity, from inpatient treatment to outpatient aftercare support. While not necessarily true of all private pay drug rehab facilities, many of the nation’s top quality rehabs accept private PPO insurance plans with substance abuse benefits.

If you cannot afford the costs of private pay drug rehabs, or have insufficient insurance benefits to cover the costs, the government may also provide help for people struggling with the inevitable costs associated with addiction. The drug rehabs that the government provides are either state or county funded and may be partially funded or fully funded.

Partially funded drug rehab facilities receive funding from some level of the government to supply beds for addicts and alcoholics with little money or insufficient insurance from providers such as Medicaid, Medicare or SSI. With these types of rehab centers, quality of care and qualifications of the professionals treating patients is sacrificed. At these drug rehabs, fees are so low because they cannot afford to pay for the best doctors, therapists and counselors in the addiction treatment field. The quality of the facility and its services also suffers. Here, you will not find amenities such as private bedrooms, acupuncture, equine or massage therapy, or holistic treatment philosophies.

Fully funded drug rehab facilities are entirely operated by the local or state government as a part of the equivalent of the Health and Human Services Department. Addicts and alcoholics can enter these funded drug rehabs for low cost to no cost at all. As with partially funded drug rehabs, fully funded facilities cost significantly less that private pay centers. However, the quality of services offered and the qualification of the professionals in fully funded rehabs is by far inferior to private pay treatment facilities. Additionally, fully funded drug rehab centers often have long waiting lists with the majority of people seeking low cost to no cost drug and alcohol rehabilitation.



Our mission at The Hills Treatment Center is to offer a unique combination of educational and therapeutic drug and alcohol rehabilitation. In that spirit we present answers to some frequently asked questions. However, don’t stop here. Our knowledgeable and compassionate admissions specialists are available to speak with you personally 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How do I know if someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol?
Diseases of drug and alcohol addiction are complex and impactful. We encourage you to speak with your physician, or refer to the symptoms checklists offered by respected agencies in the field of addiction research and treatment like The National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA .
What drug and alcohol treatment choices do you offer?
At The Hills, we offer a wide variety of treatment choices ranging from residential drug and alcohol treatment to intensive outpatient treatment, each applying the latest and best addiction treatment therapies. Plus, at every level there are counseling and support groups from which to select to maximize the process of recovery.
Is detoxification a painful experience?
Not if you’re detoxing from drug or alcohol addiction in a residential setting at The Hills, where you’re given round the clock care and attention every step of the way, safe and secure in a private room with counselors, message therapists, and world class chefs to aide and advise you in comfort.
What if your detox program doesn’t work for my needs?
That’s not possible at The Hills Treatment Center because all of our treatment plans are personalized to specifically support the rehabilitation and recovery of each individual client.
Can I receive treatment for more than one addiction?
Yes. The Hills recognizes that many people suffer from multiple addictions compounded by mental and emotional health issues. Our Dual Diagnosis program addresses all of these compounding issues.
Won’t drug and alcohol treatment put me behind at school?
We understand how important it is to achieve your academic goals, but that will not be possible without addresses the challenges of addiction. Through our Young Adults program we will develop a rehabilitation schedule that allows you to continue your education.
What happens to me after detoxification is complete?
You are not left alone after drug or alcohol detox. We offer a myriad of counseling and educational programs to support your rehabilitation and recovery including Relapse Prevention, Sober Living and Sober Companions, Family Outreach, and New Lease on Life.
Who comprises your staff?
The staff here at The Hills is led by eminent addiction expert, Dr. Howard C. Samuels; columnist, published author, television talk-show guest on the leading edge of drug and alcohol treatment modalities. Our team of experienced professionals and paraprofessionals often know first – hand what drug and alcohol treatment and recovery are all about. Our team is here to assist and support you at all times.


A guide to locating appropriate treatment, entering a rehab and more. Includes questions and answers, and a California Drug Rehab Guide.

• Family Involvement • Specific Drugs • Treatment Facilities • Financial Issues • Before Entering Rehab • After Drug Rehab • California Drug Rehab • Legal Issues

About Dr. Howard Samuels

Howard C. Samuels, PsyD is a leading drug and alcohol addiction expert. He is a licensed therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with years of experience running two successful treatment centers, and is the founder of The Hills Treatment Center.

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