Do You Have To Have Health Insurance To Go To A Detox Center in Florida?

The reason a lot of individuals affected by addiction don’t seek treatment is that they are worried they will be denied access or won’t be able to afford it. Although insurance is helpful when paying for treatment, it is not necessary to be admitted into most facilities like ours at Coastal Detox.

Before an addiction spirals out of control, it’s important to get help from professionals who understand how to properly treat it. The first step towards recovery is always recognizing that addiction has occurred. It sounds easy, but this is often one of the most difficult things to do because it’s hard to walk away from substance abuse.

Is Insurance Necessary to Enter a Detox Facility in Florida?

A lack of insurance is a common concern that many individuals face across the nation. In each state, there is an office that is devoted to offering health services, including a division that covers mental health and any services related to substance abuse.

State-funded programs are offered in various rehabilitation and detox centers throughout the state of Florida. The state office can provide a listing of eligible facilities. If a preferred facility is not on the list of state-funded programs, financing options are available. Some addiction recovery centers and detoxification facilities offer sliding fee scales. There are options available that can open the door to recovery.

If you believe you are suffering from an addiction disorder in Florida, our staff is here to help. Whether or not you have insurance, we want to encourage you to take charge and accept the help that you need and deserve. Our treatments will allow you to overcome your disorder with the assistance of our medical professionals and therapists. 

What to Expect with Medical Detoxification

Medical detox is a process used by our licensed physicians to slowly rid the body of the unwanted substance that an individual has become addicted to. Depending on the severity of the addiction and type of substance, this process can last anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

During this process, an individual will experience withdrawal symptoms that can be extremely painful. Although the effects of every drug are different, there is a trend that follows with most symptoms an addict can experience during detox. Some of these can include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Extreme fatigue 
  • Body aches and pains
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia or interrupted sleep patterns
  • Development of coexisting disorders like anxiety and depression

In certain cases, withdrawal symptoms can even become deadly. Seizures, strokes and even heart attacks are possible when going through the detox process.

Although this part of recovery is very uncomfortable, our staff will do everything possible to ensure each of our patients are well taken care of. We want to make the process easier for each party involved, so they have a higher chance of avoiding relapsing after detox is finished.

Tips for Entering a Detox Center Without Insurance

In addition to looking for state-funded programs, someone who wishes to enter rehab can do some research to find out which detox programs in Florida are the most affordable to suit their budget. If a rapid detox program is avoided and they decide to go with a traditional approach, they will find that the fees will most likely be lower. 

Outpatient treatments will also be cheaper than inpatient facilities, as certain individuals may be allowed to detox at home with regular appointments with their physicians to keep the cost down. 

Government funding, non-profit organizations, and financing can be helpful as well. In the end, each individual needs to weigh the benefits of achieving freedom from addiction over any costs. No price should be put on addiction recovery.

Detox is Only the First Step

Detox is necessary and crucial in the recovery process when it comes to any type of addiction, but this is only the first phase of treatment. As a victim of substance abuse is cut off completely from the source of addiction, medical supervision by trained professionals is key.

Many people who are struggling with addiction assume that detox is enough to overcome substance abuse. While detox is effective in eliminating drugs from the body, it will not eliminate the desire to turn to drugs in the future.

Detox will not get to the root of the problem, why addiction has occurred, and how to avoid substance abuse in the future. For anyone who is considering asking for help with addiction, it’s important to find a recovery program that will deal with all stages of addiction.

Recovery Is A Process

After detox has been completed, each patient will go through an extensive evaluation process. Our licensed professionals will determine what state their mental, emotional, and physical well-being is in. From there, treatments and therapies will be decided on. This step is crucial in the recovery process because it will allow the addicted individual to view a possible treatment timeline based on others with similar addictions. By allowing them to see an end goal, our staff knows this will encourage each patient to stay on track with their recovery.

This will be the stage where our medical staff will determine what level of treatment will be necessary to help the individual have the safest and quickest recovery. Treatment can come in many different forms and some programs are more extensive than others. For example, our residential treatment will require more time and commitment than our outpatient programs. Each case will differ depending on certain factors, as well.

Finding and Paying for Treatment Without Insurance

It can be overwhelming to think about possibly having to pay for treatment without insurance. Although it may seem impossible, there are multiple outlets to consider if insurance is not an option. One of the most common is borrowing money. This can either be from a relative or friend or a local bank in the area. Most banks offer low-interest loans that allow individuals to pay them back over a long period.

Another way to receive treatment is by researching free rehab programs in the Florida area. SAMHSA, or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administrative Services, keeps a directory of referrals for local free treatments, support groups, and community organizations. They will have everything you need to find the best possible option when deciding which route to go.

The Difference in Treatment Options

As stated previously, many different options will be available when attending treatments and therapies within our facility. Our residential program will be the most intensive. It offers around the clock care, as well as a safe place to stay while in rehab. Our residential patients usually have the most severe cases of addiction or are not able to stay at home during their recovery process.

We also have a working professionals program that gives individuals a more secure sense of privacy while also allowing them to continue to work. Normally, our staff does not allow outside contact for the first part of the recovery process. In this program, patients are still allowed to communicate with anyone who is work-related.

We offer this because we understand not everyone is available to take off the amount of time necessary to complete a program while also providing for themselves and their families.

Available Programs that Offer Comprehensive Services

If you are serious about recovery from addiction, you need to look at the big picture. This stage may take a few days or could stretch into weeks. It depends on what type of drug is being used if it is being used in combination with any other drug, and how much of the drug is being used daily. If other mental health issues are a concern, this can have an impact on the rate of treatment, as well. This is when the support system of a recovery facility is essential. 

Our team of caring professionals is working toward the same goal as every victim of substance abuse. We will work with clients in our facilities to discover why addiction has become a problem, what trigger factors are that may contribute to substance abuse, and healthy strategies that will make it possible to avoid a drug of choice in the future.

You’re Not Alone in the Fight Against Addiction

Overcoming addiction is overwhelming. It can be scary to consider giving up control by walking into a rehabilitation facility, but it is important to remember that choosing recovery means choosing to be free from addiction. 

Addiction recovery makes it possible to leave substance abuse behind and move forward to a brighter future. Relationships with loved ones can be restored and goals can be accomplished. Expectations and responsibilities can also be met, and favorite pastimes can be enjoyed once again. 

Substance abuse hasn’t left room for anything else in life. It’s time to leave it behind. With help from our staff here at Coastal Detox, we can start helping you move in the right direction.

We’re Here to Help

If you are ready to get help, our counselors at Coastal Detox are available to answer your call or message. We’ll be able to discuss your needs and help you to find the program that is the right fit for you. You’ll have access to detox treatment and a full range of services that can help you to make addiction a thing of the past. 

Living your life to the fullest begins with you. Do not waste another day. Feel free to contact us as soon as possible and find out how our addiction recovery facility can change your life forever by giving you the tools you need to succeed.

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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