The lack of health insurance and finance, coupled with not knowing where to find affordable treatment, are major barriers to addiction recovery. Many programs all over the country have been designed to provide free or low-cost services for addicted people. Some state-supported rehab programs charge no fees. They offer both residential and outpatient treatment facilities. Non-profit centers help disadvantaged people with substance abuse problems, too. They are supported by charity organizations and volunteers. The Salvation Army’s rehabilitation centers fall into this category.
Research shows that mutual support groups like AA or NA help to reach better results in combination with any recovery program. Religious organizations also offer rehabilitation programs referred to as faith-based treatment centers. If spirituality plays an important role in an individual’s life, it can be a significant tool in recovery.
AddictionResource authors say free rehabs have their pros and cons (as shown in the infographic). But their contribution to battling substance abuse is invaluable.