State sponsored alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers
The current economic recession has brought an increase in the instances of alcohol and drug
abuse due to anxiety, depression and other psychological disorders that may be the result
of job losses or economic insecurity among the masses in the United States. In these cases,
the requirement of alcohol and drug rehab centers has increased quite manifold. There is
professional alcohol and drug rehab centers across the states and counties within the United
States but most of residential treatment centers are quite expensive that require the patient
(addict) to have good insurance to attend. Therefore, for those patients who cannot afford
the luxury of these alcohol and drug rehab centers or those that do not have the insurance
for even a regular rehab facility, there exists an affordable option for state sponsored low
cost drug rehab centers.
These low cost or state sponsored rehab programs are in majority of states and cities are
offering outpatient and inpatient alcohol and drug treatment facilities that are completely
tax supported and charge nil fees. Majority of these state sponsored alcohol and drug rehab
are mostly used by the people who are well coordinated with the government system
through agencies like the Department of Family and Child Services, the county health
department, Criminal Justice System etc. However, the state sponsored have long waiting
list of the patients who are in need of alcohol and drug rehab treatment.
These state sponsored programs usually range from short-term detoxification centers, long-
term residential treatment facilities that extend to individual outpatients counseling at local
clinics. The state funded or supported alcohol and drug rehab centers accept money from
their respective states to provide services to people addicted to alcohol and drugs.
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse about 1.8 million people has used the
state funded programs for alcohol and drug abuse in 2008. Different states in the United
States have different cut off points and income levels at which they would begin to cover
the addiction care of the concerned patient. The alcohol and drug rehab programs may vary
from state to state and most of them require people to show some proof of residence before
they can be use these state-run programs. To understand more about the state sponsored
alcohol and drug rehab programs, the concerned patient/addict can make an appointment
with a representative at their state’s social service office.