Paying for Rehab

One of the biggest concerns for individuals considering treatment for problematic drug and alcohol use is cost. The looming questions are usually, “How much is rehab and will insurance cover it?” Fears around not being able to finance care are what often paralyze people from seeking help at all. The reality is, there are many, many options for treatment and all of them come at varying price points. And while not all treatment facilities accept insurance, many of them do. There are also other factors to consider. Depending on the person and the substance with which he or she is struggling, inpatient rehab might not necessarily be warranted. Sometimes an outpatient program, individual therapy or attending 12-step meetings are enough to get the person on the road to recovery. Further, a person struggling with a dependence on prescription painkillers, for instance, might not have the same set of needs as someone who can’t stop drinking alcohol despite repeatedly negative consequences. It’s really up to the individual and his or her loved ones to determine what type of rehab is the best fit. However, if someone does opt for the route of an inpatient stay, it’s definitely worth factoring in whether the residential facility offers some of the essential components for effective treatment.

The Luxury Treatment Difference

While they may come at a higher cost, luxury rehabs usually offer some key elements for top-notch treatment such as the inclusion of high quality medical care from physicians and nurses who can oversee detox and provide medication management. High-end residential treatment centers also usually facilitate individualized treatment, which dismisses the notion that there is a one-size-fits-all remedy for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Personalized attention and a treatment plan that’s tailored specifically to the individual are some of the major advantages of seeking care through a high-end residential facility. Other perks usually include beautiful surroundings, extremely comfortable bedding and delicious, nutritionally sound meals, just to name a few.

Recovery Malibu is one of the most well respected high-end residential facilities in the industry. It also happens to offer a few different options to help clients cover the cost of care. Recovery Malibu accepts PPO insurance, which usually offers out of network benefits. Of course, the admission staff readily works with the potential client to verify what benefits their insurance policy includes. Most plans cover at least 30 days of residential rehab since drug and alcohol addiction is a legitimate medical concern that can necessitate inpatient care. More and more insurance companies are recognizing the importance of including addiction treatment as part of someone’s plan, especially considering issues relevant to our time such as the current American opioid crisis.

Recovery Malibu also offers its services at a discount to those who pay in advance by cash. The cost is $91,000 for 30 days in a private room and $61,000 for 30 days in a shared room. That fee covers the actual treatment—from detox to therapy—and a multitude of five-star hotel worthy amenities including high thread count sheets, flat-screen TVs with DVR in each room and complimentary fluff-in-fold laundry. Clients also have access to a swimming pool, Jacuzzis and state-of-the-art gym. They dine on food that’s on par with a five-star restaurant as well as organic and non-GMO as often as possible. It’s also worth noting that WiFi is accessible throughout the facility at Recovery Malibu, a selling point for executive clientele who may need to maintain some ties to professional contacts during treatment. Most high end rehabs believe that concerns over suffering professionally should not keep a person from getting the help he or she needs.

Another reason high-end rehabs come at the cost that they do is the variety of treatment methods. Clients can expect a myriad of evidence-based therapeutic approaches ranging from DBT, CBT and EMDR to Somatic Experiencing and Stages of Change. This is usually in addition to holistic offerings such as yoga, meditation and acupuncture. There are also usually options for attending peer support recovery meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous or SMART Recovery. Someone struggling with what’s referred to as a dual diagnosis, a mental health obstacle such as clinical depression or bi-polar disorder coupled with substance abuse, can also rest assured that he or she would receive adequate care. Not all rehabs are equipped to treat co-occurring disorders but Recovery Malibu welcomes clients who might fit that criteria. Again, programming is crafted uniquely for each individual.

A well-rounded, highly qualified staff is another integral part of what makes a high-end residential rehab facility stand out.  At Recovery Malibu, for example, the treatment team boasts physicians, psychiatrists, LMFTs, licensed clinical psychologists and LCSWs. There is also a staff-to-client ratio of four-to-one. With only six clients at a time, each person is guaranteed to have their needs met at all times. A caring, experienced staff can usually make or break someone’s rehab experience. 

Getting Help, No Matter the Cost

The bottom line is, no one should consider cost a deterrent when deciding whether or not to get help. If someone is at the point of even considering rehab, the chances are high that he or she definitely needs it. While the decision to attend treatment can be daunting and the prospect of temporarily putting one’s professional and personal obligations on hold for an extended of period of time seems frightening, the end results can be life changing. There are options available for every budget but luxury rehab is definitely an excellent resource worth exploring.