The effects of alcoholism are felt not only by the individual, but also by everyone around them. In the U.S. at least 30 percent of the population has alcohol use disorder – or alcoholism and globally that number is an astounding 130 million. Sadly, one of the reasons many people do not get the help they so desperately need is that they do not know what is the cost of alcohol detox and don’t think that they can afford it.
Government Funded Alcohol Detox
Government funded alcohol detox programs can be either outpatient or inpatient and in most cases are very affordable, especially if you do not have insurance and are paying for it out of your own pocket. However there are some drawbacks and cheap is not always in your best interest. Government operated or funded alcohol detox does not always provide the most optimum of care or use the best procedures. Facilities are overcrowded which sometimes extends to the inability to offer the best care for patients. Additionally, the methods used by government funded alcohol detox are usually based on oral medication that does not always control alcohol withdrawal symptoms and leaves the individual to suffer through in pain and alone. The fact is that many people walk out before the detox process is complete and most return to their alcohol abuse.
Hospital Inpatient Alcohol Detox
The cost of alcohol detox in a hospital can range from a few hundred dollars and up depending on whether or not the program is government funded. Something to consider is the fact that most hospitals place their alcohol detox patients in their mental health unit and keep patients on lock-down status; restricting their contact with friends and family.
Private Inpatient Alcohol Detox
The cost of a private inpatient alcohol detox can range from a few thousand dollars and up depending on the facility. Some luxury alcohol detox centers can cost $60,000 for a week’s stay. But all private alcohol detox facilities are not the same and while the surroundings are luxurious, if the procedure is uncomfortable then you will be throwing your money away. An alcohol detox facility that features intravenous or IV therapy medical alcohol detox will be able to control the painful withdrawal symptoms that are associated with alcohol detox, while also providing medical attention throughout the process. IV therapy medical detox is moderately priced and in most cases can work with insurance providers.
Insurance Will Cover Alcohol Detox
It is important to keep in mind that if you have insurance, changes in healthcare laws have made it mandatory that insurance companies provide the same amount for substance use disorders that they pay for other medical illnesses. Check with your insurance provider to see what percentage they will cover for alcohol detox. Gallus Detox Centers accepts most insurance. To learn more about the facility and discuss the cost of our alcohol detox program, call us today at 855-338-6929.