Suboxone rehab cost

Although used to treat opiate addiction, Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) can be addictive itself. The cost of Suboxone rehab can be quite high, but financing rehab for Suboxone doesn’t have to break the bank. Read on to find out more about Suboxone rehab and its costs here.

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Hope for a sober future

Rehab can be just what you need to achieve long-term sobriety. But truth be told, paying for Suboxone addiction treatment can be expensive. Still, have you considered how much using Suboxone really costs you? Calculate the hidden costs for:

  • paying for prescriptions
  • buying the drug from illegal sources
  • medical expenses related to health problems due to use
  • legal consequences of illicit Suboxone abuse
  • time and money you could spend on positive things

…and the real question becomes: Can you really afford to continue feeding addiction?

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired with Suboxone, we are here to let you know that there is hope. In fact, there are ways you can finance rehab and invest in a sober future. Continue reading to learn what you can expect in terms of Suboxone rehab cost. Then, send us your questions via the comments section at the end.

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How much will it cost me?

The cost of rehab can vary greatly. Before we review the average costs for rehab, here are the three main choices you need to make when choosing a rehab. Each of these factors influences the final price tag..

1. Inpatient vs. Outpatient. Generally, outpatient clinics are much less expensive than inpatient rehab. Since inpatient rehab requires residential accommodations, the room and board can make this a pricey option.

2. Services and amenities. Extra services such as medical detox provided within the treatment facility, as well as services available at luxury rehab centers (spa treatments, alternative therapies, resort-like environment…) can further increase the cost of a stay in rehab.

3. Duration of the program. The cost of rehab is also influenced by the duration and frequency of treatment. For instance, an outpatient rehab program that requires you to attend daily therapy sessions will be more expensive than a less intensive outpatient rehab program that requires several sessions per week. Traditional 28-day inpatient rehab is also less expensive than more intensive long-term residential rehab, which can last from 60-90 days up to 1 year.

Average cost of Suboxone rehab

On average, substance abuse treatment costs around $1,500 per patient per treatment episode. However, this is an average of all types of rehab, including inpatient and outpatient services, over the course of many years a couple of decades ago.  A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted in the 90’s concluded that the average cost of residential rehab was around $3,000. This study also found that the average price of a non-methadone outpatient rehab program was around $1000.

Times have changed.

More recently, annual surveys conducted by private consulting firms found that the average prices for treatment increased about 7 times. For example,

Outpatient rehab costs from $150-200 per day, making the average cost a for 10-week to 12-week program= $5,000 – $6,000.

Most 28-day inpatient rehab programs average $700-800 per day, costing an average of $20,000 per treatment episode.

Still, programs vary in their pricing. Furthermore, there are ways that you can adjust for price or offset the cost. Here are some creative ideas that can help you get the help that you need.

Help financing rehab

Suboxone rehab doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. In fact, how much you will end up paying for your rehab program can be reduced a few different ways.

“I don’t have enough money to pay for rehab.”

Many rehab facilities offer discounted prices for low-income individuals in the form of sliding scale fees and payment plans.

“I am not sure my health insurance covers rehab.”

Usually, health insurance companies partially cover the cost of treatment. You can also check with your state department of Health and Human Services to learn about voucher programs for Suboxone rehab. Or, call 1-877-902-5376 to find out if your insurance provides coverage for addiction treatment.

“I don’t have a health insurance policy.”

We suggest you contact SAMHSA’s national helpline for a referral to rehab programs in your approximate living area and get more information on state agencies that support low cost rehab. You can also Check out to shop for affordable health insurance and compare prices.

“I need to find other ways to finance rehab.”

You can borrow from your savings account, 401(k), friends, or family…you will need to repay the money once you get back on your feet. Health care credit cards also allow you to finance health care costs at lower interest rates and make monthly payments. You can also claim the cost of Xanax rehab as medical expenses on your tax returns.

Is rehab worth the cost?


Just think of it…all the money and time you spend acquiring and using Suboxone can be used to do more productive and positive things in your life.

Every dollar invested in addiction treatment programs yields a return of between $4 and $7 in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, and theft. Plus, when you include healthcare costs, untreated addicts cost twelve times more to care for.

Major savings to the individual and to society also stem from fewer interpersonal conflicts, greater workplace productivity, and fewer drug-related accidents, including overdoses and deaths.

What is Suboxone rehab like?

Entering rehab for Suboxone is like a combination of school, group work, and summer camp…for addicts.

Inpatient Suboxone rehab is sometimes necessary in order to overcome an addiction to buprenorphine. This type of rehab typically requires you to reside in a rehab facility during the course of your treatment, which can last from 28 days and up to 1 year. During this time, recovering addicts attend daily behavior and group therapy sessions.

Outpatient Suboxone rehab allows a recovering addict to live at home and attend to their daily responsibilities. Individuals in outpatient Suboxone rehab, however, are required to travel to a rehab facility for treatment and therapy daily or weekly. Outpatient rehab is often used as aftercare once an inpatient rehab program has been completed, but it can also be used as a standalone rehab for Suboxone.

Cost of Suboxone rehab questions

While the cost of Suboxone rehab may seem high, many people can’t do without treatment. In fact, treatment can be a good first step for people who need structure in their lives. For anyone who still has concerns about covering the cost of Suboxone rehab, questions can be left in the comments section immediately following this articles. We strive to help our readers every step of their journeys.

Reference Sources: Office of National Drug Control Policy Fact Sheet: Cost Benefits of Investing Early In Substance Abuse Treatment
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Cost Offset of Treatment
SAMHSA DASIS Report: Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS) Cost Study
SAMHSA: The ADSS Cost Study: Costs of Substance Abuse Treatment in the Specialty Secto
NIDA: Is drug addiction treatment worth its cost?
NIDA: About Drug Abuse
FDA: Subutex and Suboxone Questions and Answers
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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