Getting alcohol rehab in Raleigh NC when you’re broke may seem like an unimaginable idea. Treatment centers and rehabilitation can be expensive and if you’re jobless or without any friends or family to help you, you may not know what to do. However, there are many options you can turn to if you are struggling financially and want to get sober.
First and foremost, the most important part of anyone’s road to recovery, whether you’re poor or have a million bucks, is the desire to become sober. And this is absolutely free of charge! If you manifest a willingness to make the changes you have control over, it will be possible to become sober. Many people pay for expensive rehab and treatments only to relapse days or weeks later.
While, of course, it isn’t easy to remain sober when you have a true addiction, having the drive within yourself to do so will help exponentially. Did you know that Legacy Freedom can help you get the drive to get clean and sober? Call us today and ask about our affordable options for alcohol rehab in Raleigh NC.
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Addiction is considered a chronic illness and just like many other illnesses or diseases, it is hard to maintain a job while struggling with getting better. Many people don’t know that drug addiction is considered to be a disability by the Social Security Administration. That means that if you are struggling with an addiction you may qualify through the SSA for social security disability benefits. While, of course, there is some fine print for these qualifications, if you are truly addicted to a substance and it is preventing you from working and maintaining a normal day-to-day life, this could be something worth looking into because the money granted could help pay for a treatment program.
There are many government assisted and free treatment programs available as well. AA or NA meetings are completely free of charge. You can find information about this by looking up AA or NA in your town on the internet and can usually find meetings every day of the week if that’s how often you feel you need to go. At 12 step programs like these, you will meet with a group, usually for about an hour, and talk about things like how other members became sober, what you can do if you feel like using, and you will meet a whole group of people for support.
Many times, after you’ve attended a few meetings, you will have a sponsor. A sponsor is someone who is now sober, but was an addict previously, and who is willing to come to you, no matter the time or day, if you feel like you are going to use. This could really help you in a time of need because it’s way to get your mind off of using with a person that can relate to the things you are feeling because they truly have been there.
Government funded treatment can be found by accessing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website www.samhsa.gov which provides you with a tool to search for treatment locally, based on your address. This search tool allows you to somewhat customize the treatment you’re looking for, as well.
There are also state and faith based rehab centers that are free of charge. Many of the state funded rehabs just require that you are an official resident of the state, you have proof of no income as well as a lack of insurance, and you are open and honest about the level of your addiction. Of course, depending on your state, there could be other requirements.
Some states such as Washington even offer priority to certain people with addiction problems such as pregnant women addicted to drugs, and more specifically intravenous drugs, other people who use intravenous drugs and women who have given birth in the last year and have an addiction problem. If one of these people seeks treatment through a program in Washington state, they will receive first priority, which can be helpful in cases where state-funded programs only have a certain number of available spaces.
It is worth looking into. More information can be found through the Directory of Single State Agencies for Substance Abuse Services which is maintained through SAMHSA. Many of the free programs require that the person coming to the program is drug free for at least 5 days prior to arriving or may even require that the person has already been through detox from substances.
There are also faith based rehab options like the Christian Salvation Army Adult rehabilitation Center. There are many other religions represented nationwide through faith based programs, many of these programs offer a 12 step plan. There is also a program for Jewish people, called the Chabad movement recovery program as well as JACS, a community of Jewish people who can provide resources for people with addiction problems. They are based in New York.
Faith based programs uses religion as a basis for their treatment programs, so if you practice a certain religion you can try to find one in your community that meets your needs. Many of them are free of charge or accept donations.
If you don’t qualify for free programs but still don’t have the funds to pay for a full treatment program, there are other options. Some organizations offers scholarships that can help people with low incomes get treatment.
Insurance should cover the cost of a treatment program because the Affordable Care Act recently enacted guidelines that insurance companies have to provide coverage for addiction treatment. You will still have to pay a co-pay or co-insurance, but it can help offset the costs.
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If you have turned to drugs to cope with stress from your financial situation, then give us a call at Legacy so you can get on the road to recovery. We’re here to help you take the first step in getting your life back. We know there’s not a single plan that works for everyone. Our customized approach means that we help you deal with all aspects of your addiction so that you can fully recover from your substance abuse problem. Call Legacy Freedom of Raleigh today. We offer outpatient alcohol rehab in Raleigh NC to help you with recovery from drugs or alcohol in a safe, caring environment.