It can be very, very tough to get good drug rehabilitation care if you have no money and no insurance. However, it is not impossible, so I am here to tell you that there is no reason to lose hope. One good option in these cases are state funded drug rehabs. Let’s look at how to go about getting help at a state funded drug rehab center.
The first thing that you have to realize is that state rehab services are not going to be luxurious. No, they probably will not be very pretty to look at all. Of course, this will vary depending upon the state in which you live. At a state funded rehab, and remember that many free drug rehab centers are state funded, there will be some obstacles to getting clean and sober. The first issue is that not everyone at the rehab center is going to be interested in getting clean. Many of the people will be homeless men and women who, lacking a better place to go, have found refuge in a free drug rehab facility. But, remember, if you are ready to get clean and make a change in your life, this should not pose a serious threat to your determination.
That said, if you have medical insurance, you probably would do best to avoid a state rehab, especially if you live in a state with a high percentage of poverty. Now, the other thing about getting addiction help from the state is that the services will vary from state to state. Some states, like Washington state, provide full free drug rehab benefits to the citizens of the state. If you live in Washington you can get information about their state-funded drug rehabilitation program at this website. In other states services will vary.
But there is another good website that has a lot of information about no cost drug rehab services across the United States. You can check out this website here. And it has a lot of good resources.
Now, certain populations will get better access to free alcohol and drug rehab services. For instance, in many states where there is a waiting list, pregnant women and people with HIV/AIDS get placed at the head of the list. Other groups which may be granted expedited preference are single mothers with dependent children. This will depend upon the state that you live in.
More areas are starting to cut back back on state funded drug rehabs because of the economy. But, there are still a lot of options for drug addicts and alcoholics who need help. The best thing to do is to look for the specific state that you live in and check online to see what benefits are available to you.