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How can I afford detox?

Discussion in 'Detox Program & Centers | Detox Rehab | Drug Detox' started by 2tired, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. 2tired

    2tired New Member

    I am looking for a way to afford going to detox. Everywhere I look it is in the $3000 and up range. How can a drug addict afford that? I'm ready to stop but I am not sure if I can do the first steps at home. I am about to take a medical leave from work and do it, I just don't known where to start.
     
  2. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Hi 2tired,
    Welcome to the forum. I was covered by insurance when I went to treatment but I know there were places that would take you without. Sometimes a non-medical detox or a regular one will sometimes take some patients free.

    You might try the helpline listed here or look in your local listings and call. There are often counselling services run by the county that can get you in places you couldn't on your own. Just try, go in to talk to someone and see what they can do :)
    good luck
    Dave
     
  3. allforyou

    allforyou New Member

    I was lucky enough to be covered by my insurance. I did hear though that it was about $1000 a day/night if out of the pocket. Check into various hospitals as well as salvation army/church institutions. Good luck and prayers.
     
  4. misleeding

    misleeding New Member

    Added to this you can participate in church groups, forums and non-profit organizations. I suggest you find a counselor. preferably someone you know (not relatives cause they can enable you) preferably a close friend you can confide too. the starting withdrawal will be tough but when you have someone who can help and advise you you can fight it. Lastly there are internet programs you can watch in order to fight your addiction. just look for recovery now TV on google. its free and you can watch it at the comfort of your home.
     
  5. Mybigmistake

    Mybigmistake Member

    I did my detox at home, by myself. I asked my dr for clonidine and a sleep aid and did it myself. The clonidine is the key, for me it was a miracle drug, I slept through the whole thing. But you should have someone there to make you eat and help you to the bathroom. I was so weak for about 5 days I could hardly move. Also should be noted that clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you should check it regularly while taking it. But really, for me I could not afford to go anywhere and I was damn determined to kick the habit.
     
  6. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    every state has several funded detoxes/rehabs. there are millions of folks just like you that are able to get into detox/rehabs without insurance and without cash. you need to call your county social services dept. start there. or, go to a meeting and ask around....always good resources there.
     
  7. Detox Nurse

    Detox Nurse Member

    My big mistake: Congratulations and wise words. Clonidine can be helpful especially with the use of a sleep aid. I can't agree more about having a responsible person around to assist you. That person can assess your fluid intake (don't worry about eating) and be a needed gopher.
    Bill, Executive Home Detox
     
  8. johnmerdock7

    johnmerdock7 New Member

    I did detox at home.
     

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