You understand that you have an addiction and that you need help. Still, you have come to the utterly hopeless conclusion that you will never be able to afford treatment. Your substance abuse lingers over your head, giving you a sense of impending doom. Recovery feels like it is always out of your reach every time you look up rehabilitation centers.
Treatment centers require assessments, inpatient, outpatient, counseling, therapy, detox, and dedication. The only box you feel like you can check on that list is your willingness to participate wholeheartedly. Everything else on that list looks like dollar signs.
Depending on what types of treatment you need or if you find you have more than one diagnosis, you can feel despair wrap around you. Your treatment can be expensive, and you will not know to what extent until afterward. Drowning in debt sounds just as horrible as staying under the influence, so why bother.
Money can be a considerable hindrance in seeking out recovery. A great deal of your cash has been spent on your addiction. To make matters worse, you struggle to hold down a job or keep health insurance. No matter the reason that you feel you cannot receive professional help, affording treatment should not be such a huge stumbling block.
It could actually cost more in the long run if you do not get clean now. Overdoses send you to the ER. Drug use also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and mental illness. Each of these conditions also lands you to the hospital. One hospital visit can cost thousands of dollars, and that does not even include their treatment.
We can talk about this until we are blue in the face, but the honest truth is you need treatment, and you are using the excuse of affordability. The longer you avoid it, the more it can end up costing you later in life. You can get your life back on track, and the professionals are there to help you do it. When you enter recovery with an eagerness to become sober, it can open doors for you.
When you are sober, you can gain new friends, mend relationships, get the job you have always wanted, try something you have always wanted to do. The addiction does not have to rule your life, and neither does the cost of treatment. There are places you can go to get financial help, and they are more than happy to be of assistance. You do not have to feel hopelessly stuck in your addiction because you think you cannot afford treatment. There are options, you just have to take the first step.
Don’t let financial difficulties stand in the way of treating your addiction. After all, we never let a lack of money prevent us from getting high or drunk! Wondering what step you should take next? Unsure of what services would be the best fit for you? Call Steps Recovery Centers today – 385-250-1701– to talk with one of our trained clinicians. With levels of care from outpatient to residential, we can meet you where you are and help boost your journey to recovery.