How Much Does Rehab Cost?Average Rehab Prices Around the World
Factors that influence cost of rehab
Numerous factors can influence the cost of inpatient and outpatient rehab programmes. Some ultra-luxury rehabilitation programmes offer clients five-star service and personalised treatment options, while budget options offer basic accommodation packages and group-based treatment.
- Location (secluded, seaside, mountainside, city centre)
- Type of rehab setting (inpatient/outpatient)
- Length of stay
- Accommodation (shared or private, luxury)
- Facilities (luxury, low-cost)
- Comprehensiveness of treatment (detox, medications, aftercare, treatment specialists)
- Amenities (meals, en-suite bathroom, pool, gym, spa, recreational activities, etc.)
- Staff (staff-to-client ratio, multidisciplinary qualifications, experience)
Rehab cost in the UK
Average rehab prices in the UK
Rehab cost in Canada
Average rehab prices in Canada
Rehab cost in the US
Nationwide, more than 15,000 specialised centres provide rehabilitation programmes for treating alcoholism and drug addiction. Due to the advanced nature of the medical rehabilitation industry in the US, and because of its population size, there is an abundance of unique clinics, offering gender-specific programmes, young adult programmes, executive programmes, substance abuse rehab, sex rehab, video game rehab, and more.
Average rehab prices in the US
Rehab cost in Australia
In 2017-2018, about 130,000 people received some form of publicly funded alcohol or drug addiction treatment in Australia, with counselling being the most common type of treatment. Due to a lack of publicly-funded facilities, and the high prices associated with private treatment, many Australians seek treatment abroad in places like Thailand and Bali.
Therapeutic community model
Average rehab prices in the Australia
Rehab cost in Thailand
Most rehabilitation centres in Thailand are managed and staffed by British and Australian treatment specialists, with support from Thai medical professionals and psychology experts. To operate, rehabs must be granted a licence from the Ministry of Public Health.
Rehab centres that offer extra medical services, such as medical detox, withdrawal medications, prescription drugs and other similar medical services, will have to apply for extra accreditation and associated medical licences.
The treatment approaches in Thailand rehab centres are fairly advanced and meet recognised international standards. Programmes have adapted to treating people from different cultures and backgrounds with elements such as evidence-based therapies, secular 12-step models, mindfulness meditation, and a range of complementary holistic therapies.
Average rehab prices in Thailand
Rehab cost in Bali, Indonesia
Average rehab prices in Bali
What to expect paying for addiction treatment
- Not all programmes are all-inclusive; additional fees may apply for detox and medication.
- Private, luxury, holistic and executive rehabs tend to be more costly.
- Those suffering from a severe substance use disorder are likely to need more intensive treatment over a longer period of time.
- Intensive inpatient programmes are generally more expensive than outpatient programmes.
- Low-cost programmes often mean sharing options, larger groups of clients, minimal medical capabilities, less personalisation, and less access to a range of holistic therapies.
- Many government-funded and non-profit organisations have long waiting lists and require that you demonstrate significant financial need before they will consider your application for treatment.
- Insurance companies may cover full or partial costs, but reimbursement depends on numerous factors.
- Past clients prefers travelling abroad for affordable rehab programmes, particularly when seeking extended treatment in a luxury/holistic environment.
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