The Average Cost Of A South Florida Detox Program

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Surprisingly,  the costs are comparable in less desired locations and the average cost of an outpatient South Florida detox program is 300 to 800 dollars per day. South Florida detox programs are ranked among the best because of many reasons. To start the staff is highly-experienced. They are exemplary well-trained in taking both a medical and holistic approach to treating withdrawal. Many people assume that quality comes at a price. Therefore, the cost of a South Florida detox program may make you cringe because of the beautiful and serene location.

Detox: The First Step in Addiction Treatment

Detox is the first and most important step in the recovery of the physical body. Physiological addiction is like a biochemical equation. The repeated substance use causes changes in the body’s regular internal state, which is called homeostasis. 

When your body does not receive the addictive substance, your body’s homeostasis is disrupted. As you may already know, your body reacts to this disruption by manifesting withdrawal symptoms (e.g. tremors, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, anxiety, etc.). Withdrawal can be excruciating and even fatal if it is not gone through under proper medical supervision and professional assisted detox. Detox centers like Coastal Detox are the most common places to undergo withdrawal. 

What Factors Go Into Deciding Cost For South Florida Detox Program?

A variety of factors go into determining the exact cost of a South Florida Detox program:

  • Outpatient Vs. Inpatient Detox Programs
    Whether the detox program is an outpatient or inpatient makes a huge difference in the cost of the detox program. An outpatient detox program consists of the patients going to see the medical staff at the facility and them going home to take the prescribed medications and follow other instructions. The medical staff may come to the patient’s home to assess and monitor them. The total average cost of outpatient detox is 1,000 to 2,000 dollars. On the other hand, the total cost of inpatient detox can cost up to several thousand dollars. This is due to the fact that the patients stay overnight at the facility for around the clock monitoring, meals, and other amenities.
  • Length of Stay During Detox
    The exact length of stay for detox depends on each individual and health insurance also can play a role. Your age, gender, size, medical history, type of addiction, severity of addiction, and the length of time that you were addicted are all major factors that determine the length of your detox stay. Detox can range from several days to two weeks on average.
  • The Facility & Amenities
    The more amenities a detox center has, the more money the program will cost. Basic detox centers will be the cheapest because they only offer medical treatment, a bed to sleep on, and food to eat. Detox centers that provide holistic, cutting edge treatments, comfortable living quarters, and meals that are prepared by a chef and nutritionist will cost more however making the detox more comfortable and providing assistance for continued treatment which offers a better chance at lasting sobriety. At Coastal Detox, located in beautiful, sunny South Florida we pride ourselves on our empathetic and highly trained staff and our positive, uplifting atmosphere by making sure we offer amenities that will help increase your chances. 
  • Does Your Insurance Cover Detox
    If you have health insurance, you should definitely try to use it to fund your detox treatment.  Unfortunately, addiction was not considered a diagnosable and treatable mental illness by the U.S. medical community until about forty years ago!  Alcohol and/or substance abuse or addiction didn’t start being considered a disease until early in the 19th century. In 1956, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared alcoholism an illness, and in 1987, the AMA and other medical organizations officially termed addiction a disease (Lesh- ner, 1997).

According to a 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 21 million Americans struggled with a dependence on drugs and/or alcohol last year.  But, less than 2.5 million received treatment at a specialty facility. The report also points out that a full quarter of those that needed treatment did not receive it because they lacked health insurance. That is a huge problem for anyone facing addiction and/or substance abuse problems. Especially when their abuse and/or addiction requires detox. 

Updated Healthcare Laws Have Improved Treatment Options

Thankfully, in more recent times, and under the new and “improved” healthcare laws, addiction treatment is now considered “an essential health benefit” that commercial health plans must cover. With pushes for healthcare reform continue, the number of patients seeking addiction treatment for alcohol and/or substance abuse problems and addiction could more than double over the next few years. With that now being the insurance trend, it’s easier now than ever to get the detox and long term treatment so many seek and deserve.

You can get cost-effective, valuable detox and addiction treatment. Especially when it’s needed to give you a real chance at lasting sobriety. Start by educating yourself on your health plan, your state’s laws, and the steps to get covered treatment. It is a very real, achievable goal. No more healthcare rules to hold you back from seeking detox and inpatient or outpatient treatment so NOW is the time to seek help!

Now that insurance companies finally recognizing addiction should be treated. Most policies will cover most if not all of the cost. Other policies sometimes will cover 100% but require a copay. These copays range from as low as $50 per day and some can charge $200-$300. Many South Florida detox centers will perform insurance verification for you. Here at Coastal Detox, we will help you with the entire process. You can also contact your health insurance company directly to inquire about the exact coverage you can receive for detox and abuse and/or addiction treatment.

What To Expect At A South Florida Detox Program

Making the decision to detox is, in itself, an act of courage. You’re admitting that you need help and are ready to fight the good fight to obtain lasting sobriety.

South Florida drug detox programs like Coastal Detox, ensure your maximum level of comfort and it shows by the many happy and healthy client testimonials given. We pride ourselves on making our patients as comfortable and relaxed as possible during which we know is one of the hardest times for our patients.

Upon your arrival at Coastal Detox a South Florida detox program, you will be greeted by a friendly admissions counselor. He or she will take your basic information and psychosocial history. You will then be assessed by one of our trusted medical team professionals. They will take your vitals, go over your medical history, run some more tests, and draw up a preliminary detox treatment plan customized for YOU.

If you are staying in an inpatient detox center like Coastal Detox in South Florida, you will be escorted to your room. Your room will have the same types of amenities that you would expect from your bedroom at home. You will have a clean, comfortable bed, a fluffy pillow, nightstand, and a window that will provide a stunning view of sunny South Florida. The walls will be light in color and will provide a calm and peaceful feeling; truly a place of rest and begin the healing process.

Will I Have My Own Room During My Stay at Coastal Detox?

You may share a room with another person, however, Coastal Detox has created an interior design that allows both privacy and has a very home-like environment. This grants the ability to not feel lonely during this first step towards real help. Much care and consideration go into the structuring of “roommates” so as to give the best possible chance of compatibility for all patients at our detox center. Your bathroom will be spotless. The medical professionals at our detox center will monitor you around the clock to ensure your comfort and health. You may be woken up throughout the night to be monitored, but our staff will do so with compassion.

During your stay, you will be prepared nutritious, delicious meals and snacks. These will be prepared by a chef and a nutritionist with total healing as the basis of your diet while in detox. The primary focus of detox is to address the physiological component of your abuse and/or addiction (not just the psychological aspects). So, you won’t have to attend constant counseling sessions and/or group therapy sessions. Therapy sessions are more common in residential or outpatient treatment, not detox. 

You will meet with a dedicated counselor to discuss your feelings about getting into a recovery program and your post-detox plan strategy will also be discussed. One of the primary goals of Coastal Detox is to get your physical health on the road to recovery but to also assist you on your path to long term sobriety. You may also attend some 12-Step Meetings and/or group therapy sessions. This helps assist the patient in finding a “new way” of life by offering a strong and understanding support system that is ready to help you fight; and NOT alone!

Are There are Holistic Treatment Options For Detox?

In addition to medical treatment while detoxing, you will also be treated with a variety of cutting-edge holistic detox treatments. These cutting-edge treatments include, but are not limited to, biosound therapy, yoga/meditation, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, and far infrared sauna. Every day there is a new type of alternative treatment offered and the professionals at Coastal Detox are focused and determined to find you the best treatments available. 

Following detox, you should definitely have a rehabilitation plan to address the psychological component of your addiction. This is where Coastal Detox can best assist you in this component of long term sobriety. This may include inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, recovery programs, etc. Remember that detox is only the beginning of the road to recovery. Psychological healing is a much more extensive and complex process. But it is absolutely necessary for full, long term recovery of both body and mind.

It’s important to know what to expect during this part of your detox recovery journey. Detox can be painful and stressful at many times. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to break the hold on you forced by your habits. In a South Florida detox treatment center, however, detox can be done safely and effectively with much greater results than attempts to do it by oneself.

What is Medical Detox?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines medical detox as a process that safely manages the symptoms of withdrawal a person will experience when he or she stops using drugs and/or alcohol. The physical symptoms of detoxification can include:

  • Irritability and moodiness; even aggression in some situations
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Fever and flu-like symptoms
  • Skin-related changes such as rashes, itching, or acne
  • Headaches
  • Intense body aches and pains
  • Uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms

When you enter a detox program in South Florida, the goal is to have intense support in a protected, safe and healing environment. The focus is to remove the substance at a pace that is not only safe but makes you more comfortable. During your detox, the team at Coastal Detox will not provide you with access to the drugs or alcohol you were using. They take your health and sobriety very serious. Instead, your body will be carefully monitored for overall health while it works through the detox program.

What Will Medical Detox be Like For Me?

Every person’s detox process will be unique, based on his or her specific needs. Medications and treatments necessary to help you through this process will be available to your team. It is important to know that, detox pain and emotional struggles will dissipate over time. This too shall pass. Remember, detox is only the first step. It is very important to those addicted to opiates, alcohol, benzos, or multi-substance chemical dependencies. But detox is not a cure in itself. That is why it is so important to continue treatment.

A misconception by some family members or even individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol is that if they just get the substance out of the body, the person can recover and this can be a critical mistake. Some believe the drug is controlling the individual and once removing it, everything will improve. Others believe their emotional health is “good enough” to get them back on track once the drugs are gone. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. You cannot see long term recovery and improvement without ongoing care. You must deal with what brought you to this point. So, treating the physical through detox is just the beginning. You’ll need to really face and deal with the problems that led to this abuse. This can be done either inpatient or outpatient care. 

A Cutting-Edge South Florida Detox

Coastal Detox is located in beautiful and sunny Stuart, Florida. We offer both drug abuse and/or addiction alcohol detox services. Our beautiful facility is located by the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida. The scenic grounds provide a comfortable and much-needed healing environment for you to sail through YOUR detox. We use a variety of holistic and traditional therapies to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. We are Joint Commission Accredited. This means we are ranked the best in the nation for quality and client/patient care. Most major health insurance plans are accepted, so cost should not be an issue; and if it is, let our health insurance professionals at Coastal Detox help you find not only the detox you need but the detox treatment you deserve today!

If you are interested in Coastal Detox, call us today at 877-406-6623 to learn more.

References:

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Content Reviewed by Jacklyn Steward

Jacklyn StewardJacklyn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an EMDR trained trauma therapy specialist with over 6 years of experience in the field of addiction. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.