Perhaps you are one of the many people who often associate private rehab centers with celebrity addiction recovery. The phrase “private rehab centers” just sounds expensive, exclusive and inaccessible to the general public, doesn’t it? In other words, private rehabilitation doesn’t sound like an option for most. Here is some information that might change your perspective of private rehab vs public rehab.
Private rehab facilities are more commonly used than you might think – and not just by the Hollywood elite. According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22.5 million people in the U.S. ages 12 or older needed treatment for a drug or alcohol use problem. In a 2011 SAMHSA report on private and public treatment facilities, 78% of patients surveyed were admitted to privately operated centers offering both maintenance and detoxification.
It also may be surprising to learn that most private facilities accept health insurance. Accessibility to private treatment increases in proportion to affordability. As a result, many private rehab centers offer flexible payment options, including in-network and out-of-network insurance, private pay (out of pocket), scholarship funding, and healthcare financing options.