Balancing the Cost of Treatment and Family Life

One of the worst casualties of addiction can be broken families. Addiction can make marriages end, it can make former cherished best friends no longer speak, and it can make children resent their parents for life. If you have made the decision to finally get help for your addiction and get your life and relationships back on track, you may be starting to find that treatment is looking expensive. Luckily, there are many types of treatment options available and ways that you can balance the cost of treatment and family life.

Check All Your Options

Research is key when it comes to addiction treatment. With so many different types of treatment programs and facility options, you need to start to narrow them down. Surely, one of the major things that is a deciding factor for many families is what the cost will be. That’s why it is important to explore all your options.

Speak with an Admissions Specialist

Most quality rehab facilities, including ours, will have admissions specialists on hand to help guide you through the process. Our admissions specialists are available 24 hours a day to speak with you and answer any questions you may have, including negotiating costs and coverage on your behalf. They will be able to give you a clear picture of what is in your budget or help you justify these life-saving costs.

Check Your Insurance Coverage

Many insurance providers cover addiction treatment. Check with your insurance company to see how much they can cover; this can be big cost savings for you. You can also give this information to an admissions specialist who can negotiate this cost on your behalf and get you the best coverage possible within your plan.

Consider Outpatient Treatment

Even though residential treatment is ideal, it is not always manageable for budget-conscious people. Many outpatient treatment programs are immersive, with programs lasting up to 8-10 hours per day. The only difference in these immersive programs is that the person gets to go home at the end of the day. This is an attractive option for someone who might not have the means to go to residential treatment and has a strong support system at home.

The Cost of Addiction

When thinking about balancing the cost of treatment and family life, it is important that you consider what the cost of your addiction has been. Some things to think about are:

  • How much have I spent on my addiction? If you have been suffering from addiction for years, there is a good chance that you have spent a large sum of money on your addiction. Consider all your bar tabs, all the money spent at pharmacies and the money you’ve given to the black market to support your addiction.
  • What is the cost of my Treatment vs my Addiction? It is important for you to think about everything that has been spent to get you to this place. You have given a lot of money to your addiction, why not give some to your health? It will be much less in the long-run if you were to keep up with your addiction.
  • Has my addiction but my family in a bad financial situation? If the answer to this is yes, then the answer to your addiction treatment is not by spending less on quality treatment. It is best to get the highest quality care possible so that you do not find yourself in a position where you may relapse and cause further damage.

Effect on Children

When balancing the cost of treatment and family life, it is important to consider what the effects of addiction on children are. Children of people who suffer from addiction are much more likely to develop an addiction themselves. They will see your behavior and coping mechanisms and copy them. Drugs or alcohol might not seem so scary to them, since they were so normalized throughout their lives, so they would be more likely to experiment with them.

In addition, damaged child-parent relationships can cause a lot of life-long problems. Some of these include depression, anxiety and inability to form meaningful relationships. When you are considering the cost of addiction, consider that you are shaping your child for the rest of his or her life. It is worth it to get the best care possible and stop the cycle before it repeats.

About Pinelands Recovery Center

Balancing the cost of treatment and family life can be difficult for many families. This is especially true if your addiction has put your family in a bad financial situation or if your family does not have the means to pay for luxury treatment. Either way, it is important to remember that addiction treatment is life-saving, and the cost will be well worth it.

Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford is widely known as one of New Jersey’s finest, most respected addiction treatment facilities. With comfortable 30-bed accommodations and 24-hour professional staff, we can offer clients a serene, relaxing environment amid the lush piney woods. This stress-free setting with its sense of warmth and welcoming enables you to feel comfortable and confident about your clean and sober life ahead.

We will establish clear goals, both general in nature and specific to your needs. We continue to monitor those goals, to make sure that our clients are progressing and buying into their recovery plan. We thrive on assisting clients in feeling connected to the recovery community, share and demonstrate effective coping techniques, help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior and everything else you will need to be happy and productive living a sober, healthy life.

We ensure that clients complete their planned concrete tasks, encourage hope, optimism and healthy living. Our recovery program is not a revolving door treatment program; it is a recovery model designed to help clients go on to lead productive, happy lives. For more information, visit