Alcohol Treatment Facilities

Written by Christa Gatewood
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For people who have never been in rehab, treatment centers might appear to be an obscure environment. Rarely does the public get to see inside a treatment facility and so the mere idea of rehab can seem very cloak and dagger. The truth is far simpler. Treatment centers are a cross between a hospital and a summer camp for teens and adults with addictions. Typically they are nurturing and supportive environments.

While there is a lot of important work to be done, such as detox, counseling, and courses, there is also some down time. Most facilities allow addicts to interact with one another on a social basis and build relationships. This is instrumental to learning how to carry sobriety into the outside world. For those who can afford inpatient care, this is the best option.

The Cost of an Alcohol Treatment Facility

Checking into an alcohol treatment facility can cost a pretty penny, however. For those who do not have health insurance or whose health insurance does not cover substance abuse treatment, the costs will be quite high. The average cost of residential treatment is just under $4,000 a stay. This may seem like a large amount of money. However, if you consider how much money can be lost because of an addiction it is a bargain. Of course, the cost of care is subjective and depends on what kind of treatment is needed. For example, some addicts may need to stay for longer or shorter periods of time.

Much of the cost of staying in an inpatient treatment facility goes to the staff. Treatment centers employ a large number of qualified professionals to guide and assist in the treatment process. The staff monitors the addicts 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They are counselors, nurses, orderlies, etc., and they are what make a treatment center run effectively and efficiently.


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