One of the primary obstacles to getting treatment is the cost. And the cost of certain addiction treatment centers can vary from $10,000 per month to over $50,000 per month.  If you were to cross the border to Canada you might find less expensive programs running about $15,000 for 30 days.

However, most people who might normally be struggling for a few thousands dollars to simply feed their habit aren’t usually going to have the money to pay for drug addiction therapy. At the same time, no matter what the cost, essentially the amount of money to participate in treatment is the same amount of money that you’re putting on saving your life. In other words, when it comes down to it paying for treatment is none other than paying to rescue yourself. And isn’t any amount of money worth that?

Here are some other important reasons to find the money to pay for treatment:

  • -The money that you save from quitting the addiction and no longer paying for drugs or alcohol will eventually pay for the treatment.
  • -In treatment, you will be immersed in an environment of sobriety and you will have around you the resources to get and stay sober.
  • -Healing from an addiction can be incredibly difficult. If you were to ignore treatment to save money and attempt to get sober yourself, there is a greater chance that you might relapse, which itself can be costly. A relapse might not be excessively financially costly but it can be costly to one’s family, marriage, career, and health.
  • -When you pay for treatment, you are paying for the wealth of resources that are available to you during rehab. You are paying for the likelihood that you will get sober and stay that way.
  • -Another benefit of rehab is that you get a healthy running start to recovery. This alone can be worth the cost of treatment. When you return to your home environment, you’re more likely to feel confident that you won’t fall prey to the cravings to use. In other words, treatment gives you the confidence you need to stay sober.
  • -Treatment also provides you with the opportunity to make new friendships based upon sobriety. For many, these relationships are long-lasting and form the basis of a healthy support system in recovery.
  • -Treatment provides someone with the tools they need to cope with life. Frequently, an individual turns to substance use because of stress or emotional pain. Substance use continues as a primary coping tool. However, the value that treatment provides includes a number of coping mechanisms to manage life in healthier ways.


It’s true that drug addiction therapy can be expensive. However, if you can find a way to pay for it, and for many that means borrowing the money, your choice to do so will be none other than a choice to save your life.

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