Drug and alcohol abuse can result in a myriad of negative consequences. An individual struggling with substance abuse will often face financial, relationship, familial, career and health challenges. This can leave a person feeling helpless, with nowhere to turn, and limited financial resources when he or she decides to get sober. Detox is an essential step in an individual’s substance abuse or addiction recovery. Detoxification is the process a person goes through to remove the abused substance or substances from his or her body.

Not every individual who struggles with substance abuse will require a proper detox program or a stay in a detox facility. There are several components that will weigh into whether or not a proper detox program is necessary for a person. Some of the factors that are taken into consideration are as follows: the type of substance or substances abused, the duration of one’s substance abuse, the dosage of substance or substances abused, one’s personal health history, and the presence of any comorbid disorders. Should a detox program be necessary, there are many affordable detox programs available. The cost of detox should not be prohibitive to one’s attendance.

With the ever-changing health system in the United States, affordable healthcare and coverage, of any kind can be difficult to navigate and even more challenging to obtain. It is, however, important to note that there are a number of affordable drug detoxification programs available across the country. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a list of substance abuse rehab centers and detox facilities on its website. There are state-funded substance abuse and addiction rehabilitation programs, as well as faith-based substance abuse and addiction rehabilitation programs.


Many states in America have funding for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services for people who do not have insurance and have no income. Typically, a person must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • Lack of income and insurance
  • Legal resident of the US
  • Official residence in the state
  • Addiction status and need for intervention

Each state may have additional requirements that must be met prior to the acceptance of an individual into state-funded substance abuse or addiction program. Some of the state-funded programs will have a detox component and some will not. Therefore, for individuals who are in need of detox, it is essential to make sure the state-funded program selected offers detox as a component of the program. State government websites can provide an individual with the information he or she needs to begin the search for state-funded substance abuse or addiction services.


There are many different faith-based groups that offer substance abuse and addiction recovery programs. It is important to be aware that it is not uncommon for a faith-based program to not encompass the detox component of substance abuse or addiction treatment. There are, however, some faith-based programs that offer light detox. The faith-based substance abuse and addiction services who do not offer detox, will require that a person complete his or her detox process prior to beginning a program. Keeping all options open and knowing what choices are available is essential when seeking affordable drug abuse services.

Another option, for an individual who does happen to have insurance and is in need of a drug or alcohol detox program, is to find a program that accepts your insurance. Many hospitals have detox facilities in them, and there are clinics that are designated solely to detox. Additionally, there are some substance abuse and addiction treatment facilities that accept a donation as payment. There are also many substance abuse and addiction treatment centers that will work on a sliding scale.

Any detox facility will help a person with the subsequent steps, once he or she has successfully completed his or her detox. After detox, a person may benefit from enrolling and attending a substance abuse treatment program. In a substance abuse program, an individual will learn tools and techniques needed to carry on and live a sober life.

Further Information

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please seriously consider getting help as soon as possible. Addiction can be an incredibly damaging disease and the sooner help is received, the better. For further information on substance abuse or addiction, feel free to reach out to us at: or 1-800-210-1216. You are also more than welcome to email us at We are happy to answer any questions and provide any information you may be looking for regarding substance abuse and addiction.



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