How Much Does Rehab Cost?

Accepting that you need help for a drug or alcohol problem is a brave step, and unfortunately, many people don’t ever make it. If you are in this position, you are moving in the right direction. Faced with the many decision about rehab and treatment, it’s possible you feel confused and overwhelmed. Here we are going to answer some questions about substance abuse treatment, including how much does rehab cost.

While the cost of addiction treatment does vary from center to center, there is definitely something out there to suit your needs and budget. Nobody should be put off of essential drug and alcohol rehab because of the cost. The length of treatment, location, and therapies available are likely to impact the cost so the first thing you can do when considering your options is to decide what is fundamental for your recovery.

Outpatient vs Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Outpatient vs Inpatient Addiction Treatment

One of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to choose inpatient or outpatient services for your substance use disorder treatment. A number of factors can help you decide which level of care is right for you.

If you are in recovery from a severe addiction, engage in poly-substance abuse, or you have an underlying mental health disorder, it’s likely you will benefit from inpatient treatment. Both forms of treatment (inpatient or outpatient), however, are likely to see you follow a structure of detox, therapeutic care, and educational sessions on addiction. Inpatient or residential treatment is where you stay within the center for the duration of your care, sleeping, eating, and receiving treatment. There are many benefits of this form of service, such as:

  • The security of a safe environment from which to recover
  • A sense of community with other people going through similar challenges
  • Access to round-the-clock care and intervention should a medical emergency arise
  • Removal of temptation and triggers from outside life

Outpatient treatment is where you receive care in a center but you return home every night. You may be required to visit the center daily, or for a number of pre-arranged appointments per week.

There are many benefits of this form of service, such as:

  • Flexibility to maintain some responsibilities
  • More affordable treatment options
  • Maintaining communication and receiving support from friends and family
  • Allows you to put your newly learned skills into practice

Average Cost of Drug Abuse Programs

Average Cost of Drug Abuse Programs

As aforementioned, the type of addiction treatment program you choose will impact the overall cost. In addition to whether you choose inpatient or outpatient care, there are some costs to consider such as medications and facilities offered. We’ve gathered some average rehab costs and included them below:

Detox: The crucial first stage of any recovery program, detoxification, can be done in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Outpatient detox tends to cost between $1,000 and $2000 for a five to seven day program. Inpatient detox is recommended if you have a particularly complex substance use disorder or you are detoxing from certain drugs with dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Because the level of care is more intense, inpatient detox cost increases. Furthermore, an emergency detox will incur rapidly increased costs.

Outpatient: Outpatient programs vary in content and cost considerably from center to center. Typical outpatient services will see you attend appointments between three and five days a week so that your therapist and doctors can monitor your progress. You may also be prescribed medications and these will be adjusted or tapered throughout. Outpatient programs can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 depending on the specific treatment offered.

Intensive outpatient: A step up from regular outpatient treatment is intensive outpatient treatment. While you will be able to maintain your usual routine more or less, you will likely spend two to three hours a day, for several days a week at the rehab facility. Intensive outpatient programs are likely to cost between $3,500 and $11,000 depending on the facility.

Partial hospitalization: Partial hospitalization is a more intense form of treatment. Here you will spend three to seven days a week, for up to seven hours a day, in your rehab facility. Here you might engage in one-to-one counseling, join group therapy sessions, and take part in addiction education programs. For a partial hospitalization program, you can expect to pay between $7,000 and $20,000.

Residential: Residential treatment is the most comprehensive form of rehab, and in terms of cost and commitment, it requires the most from you. You will live full-time at the recovery center and you will eat, sleep, and take part in therapy there. Every inpatient center offers different treatments and facilities which greatly impacts the overall cost. A basic inpatient program could cost $2-3000, while luxury programs can cost upwards of $50,000.

Aside from the duration and intensity of treatment, what else impacts the cost? Here we look at some of the factors which contribute.

  • Center specifics

As aforementioned, the difference between an inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient program can greatly affect the cost. Additionally, the length of the program and location are considerable factors. Rehab centers located in more affluent cities or desirable areas are likely to incur higher costs.

  • Treatments Offered

The treatment you receive also has an impact. Detox is highly recommended for most people in recovery but on some occasions, it will not be necessary. Medication will add fees, as will the form of therapy you receive. Some people will choose traditional talk therapy, others may choose a more technical treatment such as EMDR.

  • Facilities

Although it is perfectly possible to successfully recover at a rehab center with basic facilities, some people will choose somewhere with luxury facilities to increase the enjoyment of the process. Some centers will offer sports amenities, top-class catering, luxurious rooms, and relaxation therapies. In terms of facilities, you get what you pay for.

Is Rehab Worth it?

Is Rehab Worth it?

Although the costs can be concerning, the bottom line is a drug or alcohol addiction is likely to cost you a lot more. Maintaining a substance abuse problem is likely to result in job loss or employability issues; add this to the cost of drugs, legal issues, and medical care, and you are going to be running up a very high price.

And this only looks at the monetary price of addiction; arguably more costly is the impact on your relationships, quality of life, and mental well-being. Investing in your health through rehab is always going to be the best option, for now and your future.

Consider addiction treatment as an investment. Paying out now will enable you to reap the benefits in the future. Sobriety can offer you a gift in terms of re-establishing your life and re-entering the job market. Continuing to spend money on substances will only make the road harder in the end.

Will My Insurance Provider Cover Rehab?

Will My Insurance Provider Cover Rehab?

Typically, individuals will pay for rehab using an insurance plan. The possibility of this depends on your specific insurer and what the rehab center accepts in regard to health insurance. Generally, drug and alcohol rehab centers will accept insurance and some even offer financial aid, but it’s always best to get in touch with specific treatment centers to enquire about their policies.

Health insurance options that may be accepted include:

  • Medicare
  • State health insurance
  • Private health insurance
  • Military insurance

I Don't Have Insurance - What Should I do?

I Don’t Have Insurance – What Should I do?

If you don’t have any form of insurance, there are still options. There are free and low-income rehab centers around the country that can offer treatment to the uninsured. Alternatively, some programs offer finance options and support.

If you are eligible for low-cost rehab placements, the fees may be paid for by a nonprofit organization or a state-funded program for those below a certain financial bracket. Additional options include the following:

Work Sponsored Addiction Treatment

If you are still employed, it’s possible your employer will cover your insurance or even the rehab cost. Other employees may guarantee your job on your return. Losing employment is an added strain on individuals approaching the cost of rehab, but get in touch with a reliable member of management or your human resources team to see how they can help.

Get in Touch with the Treatment Center

Even if you can’t see anything on the website, it’s possible the treatment center offers payment plans or support for payment. Taking each step at a time is a helpful approach to all elements of treatment. You may be able to pay a proportion of the costs now and cover the rest when you have re-entered the job market.

Reach Out Now for Substance Abuse Treatment

Choosing to get help for your alcohol or drug addiction is often the hardest step in the process. If you’re at this stage, we are confident you can push through and find a life of health and sobriety.

At NP Addiction Clinics, we understand the challenges you are facing. We offer comprehensive residential addiction treatment and mental health services for people living with drug and alcohol addiction. Our center in the Port St. Lucie area of Florida offers a broad range of evidence-based therapies administered by licensed medical professionals who specialize in holistic mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse.

Our goal is to support every person who walks through our doors to the best of our ability. We know that addiction is entirely unique and we believe that rehab should be too. We tailor our addiction treatment options to your recovery needs and hopes.

We know that the costs of rehab can bring added anxiety to alcohol and drug rehab, but there are always options and we are here to guide you through them.

For more information about our addiction treatment programs and mental health services, call us today at (888) 574-3506 for professional medical advice. We are here to answer your questions, and discuss your rehab insurance options and payment plans. Don’t put your health on hold for another day.


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Samantha Kelly​

Director of National Business Development & Admissions Coordinator

I am a dedicated and passionate professional with extensive experience in business development Admissions and marketing. I have an incredible passion for showing others that there is a light at the end of this dark tunnel if someone truly wants it.
Being in recovery myself I understand the struggles of addiction and alcoholism. I Started this Career path in 2009. With multiple years of experience, I bring a multi-faceted approach and am always seeking new ways to make a difference in the lives of those I work with.

Kim L. Buckner


As a Substance Abuse Motivational Speaker, Pastor, Peer Advocate, and Facilitator. Kim helps clients avoid relapse by understanding their triggers. Those people, places and things that can cause craving, as well as internal triggers like feelings, thoughts, or emotions. Kim also clients with identifying and building healthy relationships now that they’re clean and sober.

Kim’s background includes extensive experience as a motivational speaker and work in faith-based organizations helping youth and adults alike. He says he is motivated by giving back to the community, understanding, and not judging who she comes into contact with. Kim’s favorite quote is by Dr. Raymond Johnson: “The respect given to others rebounds to the giver to deny the scared in the Other is to deny it in oneself.”

Caty Burns


Caty graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Counseling and History. Throughout her undergrad, she worked at the local CASA program, supporting volunteers advocating for children who had experienced abuse and neglect. Caty worked for seven years at a community mental health center (CMHC), partnering with children, adults, and families.

During those seven years, she taught life and coping skills as well as behavior management, provided case management and peer recovery services, and facilitated treatment teams that included the client, family, providers, and community members. I have also worked at an IOP providing group therapy services. She is currently working towards my Master of Social Work.

In her free time, Caty enjoys reading, especially historical fiction, spending time outdoors and having movie nights with her family. Disney World is her happy place, and she dreams of living among the elephants.

Madison Knowles

Mental Health Therapist

My name is Madison Knowles, I am a Mental health therapist at NPAC. I am a single-mother of two and I have a daughter who is globally delayed and has been diagnosed with autism. I have been in this industry since I was 16 years old, as I was fascinated with human behavior. I obtained my masters in applied behavioral analysis and started off working with people with disabilities. I then found my love for counseling when I worked with juveniles who had mental health and substance use issues. I then decided to go back for my mental health therapy license after that and working in a forensic treatment center. I went on to obtain my therapy credentials and since 2017, I have also been working on my PhD in forensic psychology in which I am currently working on my dissertation. I am inspired by change and how resilient people can be. My favorite inspirational quote is “Some will, Some won’t, So what, NEXT!!!” This quote has inspired me to try, try, and try again no matter how hard life gets, someone will give you a chance eventually. As a therapist at NPAC, I have been given the opportunity to work with diverse populations such as in substance use and mental health and I am known for my work with people on the schizophrenic spectrum as well as with other clients with other severe conditions including personality disorders.

Megan Carmona, LMHC

Lead Therapist

Our Lead Therapist, Megan, is a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with adults who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. As Lead Therapist, she provides individual, family, and group therapy sessions to our clients.  Megan says “I am very passionate about therapy, especially about supporting my clients in exploring their strengths and identity. My goal is to provide individuals with the tools that can help them achieve independence in coping with their challenges and facilitating personal development.” In her free time, Megan enjoys watching docu-series and playing video games with her family. Her dream is to own acres of land so she can care for vulnerable animals, especially old dogs, cats, and horses. 

Kristen Bensley

Primary Clinician

As Primary Clinician, Kristen works with all aspects of our clinical team, from case management to primary therapy.  She has broad experience working in the mental health field. Prior to joining our team at the Neuro Psychiatric Addiction Clinic, Kristen was part of the team awarded the Evernorth Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Designation by Cigna. She says her motivation is to help people rediscover who they are and become excited about the future and all the possibilities life offers. Kristen’s favorite quote is: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

Ronn Daigle, MSW

Therapist, Utilization Review Clinician

Ronn Daigle services as a Therapist and Utilization Review Clinician at the Neuro Psychiatric Addiction Clinic. He has been working in the field of substance use disorder treatment since 2011, with experience in all facility-based levels of care. Ronn earned, both an Associate of Arts in Psychology (2013) and Bachelor of Science in Human Services, with an Addiction Studies Concentration (2015) from Indian River State College. 

Ronn additionally earned a Master of Social Work degree in 2021 and is a current Registered Clinical Social Work Intern working toward licensure (LCSW). He describes himself as detail oriented, and solution focused.

Ronn says: “There is nothing more fulfilling than working with someone who doesn’t believe in himself or herself, and being there in the moment with them when the belief begins. We work with individuals who come to us at a point and time in their respective lives where they do not believe that change for others is possible; let alone for themselves…throughout the process they eventually come to a point where they realize that change is not only possible, but achievable.”

Erika Melecio, LMHC, MCAP, CEI

Assistant Clinical Director

Erika Melecio, LMHC, MCAP, CEI is the Assistant Clinical Director at Neuropsychiatric Addiction Clinic who specializes in the treatment of LGBTQ, addiction, as well as mental health disorders ranging from depression and anxiety, to Bipolar Disorder, trauma, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and eating disorders. Erika utilizes a number of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness amongst others. Erika has been in practice for close to a decade and has earned her license in Mental Health Counseling, as well as being a Master’s Certified Addiction Professional. Erika has worked with many individuals including couples counseling and family therapy, and is fluent in Spanish.
Throughout my years of practice, one of the things I enjoy helping people find is inner peace. Whether you are in the deepest parts of depression, overrun by your anxiety, controlled by your addiction, or there are certain issues in your life that are negatively impacting your ability to function, and have a happy, healthy life, maybe now is the time to talk about it. I am a big believer in empowerment, working hard in therapy, and utilizing different techniques to help you regain that inner peace that may have been lost along the way. I want to work with you as a team because with two people, absolutely everything is possible. I want to be there as a therapist, to help build you up, support you, but also help you be honest with yourself and accountable. At the end of the day, when all is said and done, my biggest goal for you is going to be simple….for you to no longer need my services. Why? Because if you no longer need my services, it means that you have regained your peace, you have regained your strength, you have regained your confidence. It means that you now have the tools to address any issues that try to derail you, and best of all, you will have the insight to overcome and thrive. So let’s begin this journey together, and get you to the place you want to be, emotionally, mentally, psychologically, and in your sobriety.

Aurelio Ayuso, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC

Clinical Director

Aurelio has worked with those that suffer from the disease of addiction in adults and juveniles alike for over 10 years, beginning in the United States Navy where he proudly served for 20 years, working with those that were succumbed by addiction due to trauma and continuing his passion for helping those in need locally in Central Florida.

He specializes in both Addictions and Trauma, he has worked first as a therapist then as the clinical supervisor to both the Juvenile and Adult Drug Court programs in Brevard County. Aurelio has been instrumental in developing substance abuse treatment programs directly tailored to help those that also suffer from complex trauma due to their addiction. He has been recognized by several organizations for his forward thinking and ability to tailor treatment to individuals in the most restrictive environments.

Mr. Ayuso received his Graduate Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida, and Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor. Aurelio specializes in the treatment of Addiction, Trauma, and Abandonment using strength based strategies deeply rooted in Solution Focused, and Mindfulness Therapies. At the Neuropsychiatric Addiction Clinic he passionately develops holistic curriculums that foster the belief that through addressing the mind, body, and spirit together, the Disease of Addiction can be addressed successfully.

Robert Lehmann, MHSA

Chief Operating Officer

Bob Lehmann is the Chief Operating Officer at the Neuro Psychiatric Addiction Clinic. He has a Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration with a concentration in Mental Health Administration and over twenty-five years of experience as a senior executive at addiction and mental health treatment facilities.

One of the reasons for his commitment to excellence in addiction treatment was his experience related to family members who suffered from the disease of addiction. Bob has been actively involved in community organizations throughout his career. Recently he was one of the founders of the Florida Addiction Treatment Coalition (FATC) and is its present Vice President. FATC was designed to bring together treatment executives in Florida to advocate on behalf of treatment facilities and the clients they serve adhering to a foundation of integrity and service excellence.

Jose R. Toledo, M.D.

Medical Director

A well-rounded and accomplished individual, Jose R. Toledo, M.D., is the Medical Director of Neuro Psychiatric Addiction Clinic.

Dr. Toledo is a neurologist with 25 years of experience and has been in private practice since 1991 on the Treasure Coast of Florida. He completed his neurology training at the State University of New York and his Fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.

He also completed 24 months of acute inpatient psychiatry at the Western Missouri Mental Health Center, University of Missouri in Kansas City. In 2008, Dr. Toledo participated in and was certified in the continuing medical education activity entitled “Buprenorphine and Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence” from The Medical University of South Carolina during which began his quest to found and head Neuropsychiatric Addiction Clinic.

Dr. Toledo is a brain specialist with particular competence in addiction medicine and out-patient detoxification treatment and integrates the fields seamlessly. He is certified to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone). He incorporates his background in neurology into the addiction field. Dr. Toledo is member/fellow of The American Medical Association, The Florida Medical Association and The American Society of Addiction Medicine