I have found that many people are not aware of FREE drug rehab facilities. Many who are in need of drug addiction help believe that, unless they have health insurance or lots of money, there is no hope for them. Fortunately, this is not true.
If you are one of those people, do not give up! There is help available. It can take a little more effort to locate the right free drug rehab for you, but it is out there.
Drug Rehabilitation Centers That Charge
There are many drug rehabilitation centers that offer various payment options, payment assistance or fees on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay. It doesn't hurt to ask. Contact the drug treatment centers in your area and ask if they have any payment assistant plans for someone who lost their job or has no insurance. You may be surprised.
Alcoholism.About.com has a great listing of public, private and non-profit agencies in the United States that offer various levels of alcoholism and drug addiction rehab and treatment services.
State Supported Drug Rehab Programs
Most states, cities and even counties offer inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers that are tax supported and free of charge. These programs range from short-term detox centers, long-term inpatient treatment centers to individual outpatient counseling.
Unfortunately, these programs may have a long waiting list. This is because most of the people who use these programs may already be "in the system", meaning they are already receiving help from such agencies as the Department of Family and Children Services, the county health department or the criminal justice system. In addition, as our economy suffers, so do these programs because they are supported by the taxes we pay. However, it never hurts to give them a call.
You can find a helpful list organized by state at Alcoholism.About.com
Non-Profit or Charity Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers
Affordable alcohol and drug rehabs exist that are non-profit or charity facilities, but they are more difficult to find, and may also have long waiting lists. It's definitely worth looking into if you have some ability to pay.
Find a free drug rehab near you:
The Complete Guide to Affordable Drug Alcohol Rehab
With 1,500 free or almost free alcohol and drug rehabs across the nation, even if you have no money, you can get into rehab... you can get in tomorrow! But you need to know exactly where to go for help. This absolutely free download is available right now and is a great source for finding low-cost or free drug rehab facilities.
It is available at www.choosehelp.com/ebooks/the-complete-guide-to-affordable-drug-alcohol-rehab It looks like a sales page that is offering you something for free, but is really going to cost you, but that is not the case. The directory is free, downloads immediately and there are no strings attached. The edition says 2008 and some of the listings may no longer exist, but out of 1500, you will find more than you need to look into finding the right drug rehab program for you.
Free Meetings: Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)is a12 step recovery program to help people abstain from using drugs. It is based off of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). NA is group-oriented and is free. It is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, which are adapted from those of AA.
Programs Offered by Religious Groups
Faith-based drug abuse treatment has been around longer than any professional treatment centers or 12-step programs. Long before AA or any drug rehab centers were around, religious organizations have been trying to help those in need of drug rehab treatment. This is still true.
Examples of drug addiction treatment centers offered by religious organizations include The Salvation Army, Jews in Recovery, YMCA's, and dozens of Christian recovery programs. Almost every community offers a faith-based drug addiction treatment center. These programs are almost always free.
Online Drug Rehab
In addition to all of the above resources, you may find it no surprise that there are many free online drug rehab resources. We will be providing more information on this, but meanwhile you can check outstepchat.com, AA Internet Meetings, and the Substance Abuse Forum at About.com
In summary, if you are in need of help, do NOT let lack of finances stop you from getting that help. There are many ways to get involved in free drug rehab. Use the resources we have mentioned and if you need our help locating a center in your area, please do not hesitate to use our contact form!