There are options available to people who need help from free drug rehab centers. The problem is that free drug rehabs do not typically have advertising budgets to let the people who need their addiction services know about their programs. For this reason, we tend to sometimes not know where to turn when times get tough. But, do not lose hope, there is help out there.
Finding free drug rehab will depend on the state and area of the country that you live. In some states, such as the state of Washington, social services provides free drug rehabilitation services to any person in need. However, in other states there are no organized state funded drug rehabs that are free to the populace. In these states there is typically a block funding which is doled out by state organizations on a need basis.
In order to find out what drug rehab services are offered from your state, you are going to have to do some research. Like I said, benefits vary drastically from state to state, so your best option is to search online for your state’s website and see what they offer.
If you discover that you live in a state that does not offer free rehab to the populace, do not despair. There are still options. In many states organizations like the Salvation Army offer need based drug rehab and addiction counseling services. Now, at a Salvation Army rehab you will not be living in luxury, but the fact is that thousands of people have gotten clean and sober over the years at these types of drug treatment facilities. They may not be pretty but they work.
In other instances, certain groups can get aid from state organizations for drug addiction. If you are a single mother with dependent children there may be some services in your state specifically for you. The same is true for pregnant women and individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS.
If that doesn’t fit you, there is still another option. Many private drug rehabs are owned and operated by drug addicts and alcoholics. Just because these people have gotten clean and sober does not mean that they have turned a deaf ear to their fellow addicts in need. Many times these rehabs, which usually operate for profit, will open their doors to individuals without ability to pay and they will write off the expense as a charitable contribution. You would be surprised at how often this happens.
I personally got free rehab services when I was unable to pay more than eleven years ago. In mind case, I knew a counselor who worked at the rehab and he went to the same AA meeting that I was going to. He arranged an interview with the owner to make certain that I was serious about getting clean and sober and not just looking for a place to crash for a month. When he was convinced that I meant business he said I could do 28 days and he would write off the charge on his taxes.
This is common procedure at many rehabs. They are in the business of saving lives and I know another private addiction treatment center that claims to never send anyone away for not being able to pay. To find these types of situations you are going to have to look around and check out your options. In most major cities there are dozens of drug rehab centers that you can contact to see if they might be able to work something out with you. You might be surprised at what you find if you are willing to look.