Private Pay

Northbound Treatment Services offers the most cost-effective, affordable treatment available. For the price of only a month of treatment in Malibu, a client can get up to a year of treatment at Northbound.

It is important to remember that the decision to enter treatment represents an investment in a new, healthier life. As one Northbound client told us, “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, a better future job, and less health care expenses.”

Treatment Fees 300x198 1 Private Pay  photoThe average cost of private pay treatment centers can range from $10,000 per month to more than $60,000 per month, depending on the center in question and what it offers. Moreover, one should not automatically assume that a higher priced facility always offers the best quality treatment. While it is true that there are high priced and high quality programs, it is also important to know that many of these centers are set up to provide their own particular slant on addiction treatment (one that does not necessarily focus on the 12-steps) and center their treatment on privacy and luxury. Though no one can deny that it is pleasant 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, 30 days of luxury will do little to help that individual achieve a sustained and successful recovery that persists in the real world.

Trying to choose the right facility for you or your loved one is an important decision, and one that deserves serious thought. Here are a few key points to remember when considering which rehabilitation center is best for your situation:

  • Invest in the best treatment that you can reasonably afford.
  • Ask about financing, as many facilities have programs in place for lower income participants.
  • If you have insurance coverage, make sure that your coverage applies to any treatment facilities you are considering.
  • If you cannot meet the payments for private care, ask the facility about deferred payments

Because our goal is to help every person we can, Northbound has programs in place to assist those with lower incomes or without insurance to get the treatment they need. This can mean a substantially reduced total treatment cost, or we might be able to help by creating financing and monthly payment plan options to help ease the burden of paying for treatment.

Still, it is vital to recognize that, regardless of what kind of payment option you utilize, you will likely need to contribute a substantial amount of money to the cost of care. This may be difficult until you realize that the savings of sobriety will more than offset this initial cost over time.

Finally, you must always remember that in the end, this is not a matter of dollars-and-cents, but of health and well being. If you or someone you love is harming their body, their soul and their family through substance abuse, the only thing they can’t afford is to wait one more day to begin living a healthier and sober life.