NTS offers the most cost-effective, affordable treatment on the market. For the price of a month in Malibu, a client can get up to a year of treatment at NTS. A client shared, “I invested what was for me a substantial amount of money, but that initial treatment investment is nothing compared to the long-term savings from the costs of drugs and alcohol, from a better future job, and from less health care expenses.”
The average cost of private pay treatment centers can range from $10,000 per month to more than $60,000 per month, depending on what’s offered. It is important to understand that while the higher priced facilities do tend to offer excellent treatment, this is not the case across the board. Many of these centers are set up to provide their own particular slant on addiction treatment (not focusing on the 12-steps) and focus their treatment on privacy and luxury. While it is nice to be in beautiful surroundings and be waited on hand and foot, addiction treatment is not intended to be about comforts and luxuries. Rehabilitation from addiction is a life-long and often arduous journey, and unless a client is focusing on their core issues, no amount of luxury for 30 days is going to help that individual back in the real world.
Some key points to remember when shopping for rehab:
- Invest in the best treatment that you can reasonably afford.
- Ask about financing, as many facilities do have programs in place for lower income participants.
- If you have insurance coverage, make sure that it applies to any treatment facilities you are comparing.
- If you cannot meet the payments for private care, ask them about deferred payments
NTS has programs in place to assist people with lower incomes or without insurance coverage to get the treatment they need. This can mean a substantially reduced total cost of treatment, or this can mean financing and monthly payment plan options for the costs of the rehab. However, it’s important to realize that you will likely need to contribute a substantial investment into your care, and also realize that the savings of sobriety will more than offset this initial cost over time. Additionally realize that this is ultimately not a matter of dollars-and-cents, but of health and well being; and if you are harming your body, your soul, and your family…you cannot afford to continue with substance abuse.