You often hear that the people with more money are the ones that can afford a higher quality of life. Well, in the case of rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction, this is often a credible statement.
Luxury rehab centers are located across the US in sunny, beautiful locations like Malibu, California and Miami, Florida. Barring enrollment at a luxury facility, the majority of treatment centers end up costing a minimum of $15,000 per 30 days.
These treatment centers charge a premium but generally offer lower post-treatment relapse rates. They also extend a wide range of pleasurable services, such as:
- Equine therapy
- Yoga classes
- Guided hikes
- Chaperoned outings to places such as a nail salon or movie theater
- Housekeeping in all client rooms and main areas
- Customized care tailored to every individual’s needs
- A tight staff-to-client ratio
In terms of the small clinician-to-client ratio, most luxury rehab centers accept no more than 12 patients at a time, enabling every client to receive customized, personal care throughout the recovery process.
Payment for Rehab
The more luxurious locations prefer that you wire funds for treatment directly between bank accounts before kicking off the intake process.
Luxury rehab facilities that treat marijuana addiction can cost anywhere from $40,000 to $80,000 per month. Costs vary depending on whether or not the client chooses to stay in a private own room or share with a roommate. For instance, Cliffside Malibu is located just north of Zuma Beach with gorgeous views of the ocean, gourmet chefs, and personnel with impeccable credentials. One month at Cliffside runs a little over $50,000 for the first month. Prices are somewhat negotiable after the first month assuming the client follows recommendations to stay an additional 30 to 60 days.
Keep it Real
Not everyone has to jump on a plane and fly to Malibu in order to recovery from marijuana abuse.
There are plenty of low to mid-range priced locations across the country, many of which accept health insurance. State-run facilities are generally the least expensive options. Be wary of enrolling your loved one in a state-run facility, however, as a higher proportion of patients tend to be there involuntarily. For example, many people convicted of misdemeanors participate in state-run drug rehab programs per orders from a judge. The presence of offenders in drug treatment programs is illustrated in reforms related to Proposition 5 in California. Although the initiative failed to pass by a small margin, elements of its message remain advocated today. In terms of rehabilitation programs, the reform advocates to “provide drug treatment and other rehabilitation programs to prison inmates at least 90 days before release, as well as drug rehabilitation programs during and up to a year after release from parole, as requested.” Prop 5 is said to have cost over 1 billion dollars to the California government as a resulting expansion of drug treatment and rehabilitation. What this means for the typical marijuana addict is that recovery marijuana rehab centers should be carefully researched before making a decision upon which treatment facility to attend. A young woman battling marijuana addiction would probably not be suited for enrollment at a facility that enlists 90% males and 40% consisting of prior offenders of the law.
Instantaneous Computer to Computer Cost-of-Marijuana-Rehab Information
The Internet provides us with the ability to transfer information at rapid rates. Pick anywhere you’d like to recover from marijuana addiction, call the intake office, and ask questions. Be specific about your financial needs. In some cases, families may:
- Refinance their homes in order to pay for a mid-grade treatment center stint for marijuana abuse.
- Take out a credit card and sustain thousands of dollars in debt in order to pay for treatment
- Finance the treatment program by paying in increments over time depending on treatment center requirements
- Cover the costs solely through a health insurance provider
If a marijuana abuser wants to attend a luxury facility, he or she should be prepared to pay a higher proportion of the cost out-of-pocket. In the same vein, a marijuana addict and/or paying family member should anticipate a smaller contribution of cost coverage from their health insurance provider if the addict has a history of addictive behavior, relapse, or a litany of legal problems.
The international, government funded website on rehabilitation programs and addiction (www.rehab-international.org) states that “The amount of drug rehab costs that are covered by an insurance plan depends upon a number of factors. First, the type of coverage the individual maintains plays a role. If an individual has an HMO plan, it may pay for only a small percentage of the rehab costs (or perhaps none at all). A PPO plan may cost more to maintain each month, but the individual may be responsible for less of the cost of treatment that with an HMO.”
Costs and requirements vary; contact the rehab center to discuss all payment options available.