Detox can range from $300-$800 a day. Detox involves the body clearing itself of drugs or alcohol. Medically managed detox takes place in a safe environment and where the patient receives care that manages the painful and potentially dangerous effects of withdrawal. Detox can range in price based on the level of care provided, the medications prescribed, and the risks associated with detox, among other things. Detox is only the first step in rehab and does not address the underlying issues that led to the substance abuse.

Inpatient can range from $2,000-$25,000 for a 30-day program. Inpatient treatment is especially valuable for those patients who are dealing with a more serious substance abuse problem (including those who are dealing with co-occurring disorders). It provides 24/7 care and supervision and stops exposure to the people and environments that contributed to the substance abuse. The cost of inpatient is typically higher than outpatient because, beyond food and housing, patients receive medical attention and treatment in an environment that allows them to focus fully on their addiction.

Outpatient can range from free to $10,000. Outpatient treatment is often recommended for those who are dealing with less intense substance abuse and live in an environment where they have a strong support system that will help them stay sober. It includes a variety of programs that address addiction in various ways, including behavioral therapy such cognitive-behavioral therapy, multidimensional family therapy, and motivational incentives. Treatment may include attending multiple sessions each week that include individual and/or group counseling.4 Outpatient is usually less expensive because it does not involve room and board and also does not provide 24/7 care.