Cocaine rehab cost

How much does rehab for a cocaine problem cost? Generally, inpatient rehab will put you back an average of 20K for a 28 day stay, while outpatient costs are significantly less. More info here!

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Ready to go to rehab and face a cocaine problem?

Good for you! You’re joining millions of people who have done the same and gone before you. More good news… cocaine rehab programs offer a variety of residential, detox, and outpatient treatment options within a therapeutic community.

Here, we will explore the different types of rehab available to cocaine addicts and the cost associated with it. Then, we invite your questions about rehab for cocaine at the end.

What is cocaine rehab like?

Rehab is more than just relief from cocaine use. Rehab is about learning a new way to live without cocaine…for good. But what can you expect?

Rehab centers are full of people undergoing treatment for cocaine addiction. As such, the atmosphere can be very charged. With a “rotating door” enrolment, people come and go. So, cocaine rehab is like summer camp (especially if you choose an inpatient program), combined with adult education, and occupied by volatile and sensitive people.

Although psychotherapy and group work is at the center of cocaine rehab, you can find the time and space to be alone and focus on your own recovery.

How much time do you need for rehab?

It depends. Factors which will affect duration include:

  • The intensity of the addiction
  • The presence of co-occuring disorders
  • Your medical and family history
  • Your personal history with rehab

Still, the length of time spent in cocaine rehab varies from person to person. The average stay for many inpatient stays is 30 days. Some facilities offer longer programs that have duration of up to 90 days, while others may even have residential programs of a year or longer. On the other hand, if you experience relapse or want to “touch up” your recovery, you may be able to access some shorter programs that are about 14 days.

Outpatient rehabs (that are just effective as inpatient rehabs) offer similar programming at a fraction of the price and time. Average stays are about 12-16 weeks, multiple visits per week. Committing to 6-9 hours of outpatient cocaine rehab per week can result in best success…and requires dedication!

What happens during cocaine rehab?

Most cocaine rehab programs will generally consist of the same steps, or stages, of treatment. These include:

  1. Assessment
  2. Detox
  3. Fundamental Treatment
  4. Aftercare and Support Services

1. Assessment involves an interview with a certified staff member which is used to assess the factors that are related to addiction. Interviews are usually scripted and allow cocaine rehab staff to evaluate and suggest treatment options that can help you and make a referral to suitable services.

This process can also involve an assessment for financial assistance to help reduce the cost of cocaine rehab treatment. Drug testing is also a normal part of the assessment process to refer you to medical detox, or not.

2. Medical detox for cocaine withdrawal is not treated with pharmaceutical-grade medicines at the moment. Cocaine withdrawal is characterized by overpowering cravings for more of the drug. Even after a person has achieved sobriety, an encounter with some place, person or activity that triggers the memory of cocaine use may also trigger those strong cravings.

Detox from cocaine may be acute or sub-acute. Acute detox is when you are supervised by a doctor to withdraw from cocaine and usually involves an inpatient stay of a few days to a week in a detox clinic. Cocaine withdrawal treatment does not include medications, but usually involves a lot of rest and emotional support.

Sub-acute withdrawal is when you detox from cocaine as an outpatient (prescriptions and no direct support). Home detox from cocaine is possible with the assistance of medical supervision and a support worker. If the user has a history of mental illness, heart disease, fits, high blood pressure or angina, detox would be better in a clinical setting.

3. Fundamental treatment includes psychotherapy as well as behavioral interventions. During rehab (both inpatient and outpatient), you will be expected to attend group or individual counseling, and education programs. While social activities may also be included, and medical support will be provided, expect to explore the reasons WHY you use cocaine and learn how to change your thinking during cocaine rehab.

4. Aftercare follows once you have completed a cocaine rehab program, it is recommended that you continue addiction treatment. This could include group counseling, individual counseling, physician support and a support group like Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or SMART Recovery. Rehabs should help you bridge the gap.

Plus, an addict in recovery often has legal, financial, and social problems in addition to dealing with the physical and mental illness of addiction. Support services for cocaine rehab includes vocational training, referrals to public social service programs or similar support. Rehabs for cocaine can also serve as the liaison between drug courts and an addict. Finally, a good cocaine rehab will introduce a client to local resources for continued help.

What’s the cost of cocaine rehab?

Cocaine has a profound impact on the body. Rehab can therefore include other medical expenses such as physicians and medications to support normal bodily functions (heart medications). But what’s the average cost and how can you make cocaine rehab affordable?

Average cost of cocaine rehab

The cost of rehab varies from program to program and facility to facility. Cost will also depend upon the state in which you seek treatment. On average, cocaine rehab costs around $7,000 for 10 weeks of outpatient treatment and up to $20,000 for a residential treatment program. Still, there are ways you can manage the cost of rehab.

1.  Government funded programs – You may be able to access federally funded programs that are low or no cost. In fact, some cocaine rehabs are low or very low cost and some are free. These programs have no bells or whistles but you will get the support you need.

2.  Claim medical expenses on your taxes –  Medical care expenses related to drug rehab can be claimed at tax time. This includes payments for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or payments for treatments affecting any structure or function of the body.

3.  Insurance coverage with benefits for addiction treatment – Coverage for outpatient or inpatient cocaine rehab services varies greatly from one provider to another and from one policy to another. Check the limits on how many days of treatment will be paid for, or the level of treatment for addiction that is covered before buying medical insurance.

4.  Sliding scale fees – Many facilities have intake counselors who can work with you to finance addiction treatment. If you pay for cocaine rehab out-of-pocket, you may be able to qualify for sliding scale rehab fees based on your income.

Cost of rehab questions

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about anything you have read in this article or other articles on our website, please contact us. We are happy to respond to you personally and promptly.

Reference Sources: SAMHSA: Guide to addiction treatment
NIDA: InfoFacts on Treatment
Narconon: Drug rehabilitation program
DrugInfo: Treatment
All About Counseling: Cocaine rehab costs
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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