Sober living homes are an excellent option for individuals recovering from substance abuse and/ or addiction. Addiction, also referred to as substance use disorder, is listed as a brain disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). It is characterized by compulsively engaging in rewarding stimuli without regard for the ensuing consequences. Individuals that struggle with addiction prioritize satisfying their cravings above all else, which can wreak havoc in all areas of their lives. The treatment process for addiction is time-consuming, and will be specific to the unique needs of each individual. Sober living homes offer a safe, sober environment for individuals to continue practicing the lessons learned during treatment, further strengthening the foundation of recovery.
As is true regarding nearly every area of mental health treatment, the cost of services will be dependent upon a variety of factors. Each sober living home will have its own fees and costs that are usually based on the different amenities offered. Some sober living facilities offer a sliding payment scale. Depending on the sober living home selected, there are several different payment options available, which could include any combination of the following:
- Insurance: There was a time when health insurance companies were not obligated to provide any coverage for addiction treatment services. However, due to the fact that addiction is now recognized as a mental health ailment, insurance companies must provide partial or full coverage as it is considered to be one of ten essential health benefits. However, every insurance company is different each with distinct tiered coverage option plans. Further, within each plan there may be certain requirements (e.g. obtaining services from in-network providers only) regarding allotted coverage. Before relying on insurance coverage for paying sober living facility costs it is essential to make sure the sober living facility actually accepts insurance, as well as understand the exact amount of money one’s specific insurance plan will cover related to the specific sober living home selected.
- Financing: some sober living homes will allow a resident to finance his or her stay.
- Grants and scholarships: if they are not already registered as non-profit organizations, some sober living facilities are affiliated with non-profit organizations that can provide some level of scholarship to those in need.
- Out-of-pocket: some private sober living homes require its residents to pay the entire cost of living out-of-pocket. This means that individuals are fully responsible for paying the sober living home’s fees and costs, and if they are unable to do so will be asked to leave.
In many cases, individuals that wish to reside in sober living facilities can either figure out a way to pay for their stay on their own or with the help of the sober living home.
For Information and Support
If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one in regards to substance abuse and/ or addiction we recommend reaching out for help as soon as possible. If left untreated, substance abuse can result in long lasting and potentially life-threatening consequences. Keep in mind: you are not alone! There is an entire network of professionals that are available to help and support you and your loved one throughout the recovery process. The earlier you seek support, the sooner your loved one can return to a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding our specific program at Haven House Addiction Treatment and/ or general substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment related information. Our highly trained staff is readily available to discuss how we might best be able to help you and your loved one. We can be reached by phone at 424-318-3777. You are also welcome to contact anytime us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.