Category: Cost

The Importance of Leaving the City for Treatment

Stepping away from one’s everyday life poses many advantages when taking on the endeavor of becoming sober. Residential treatment, an option for care that enables men and women to fully focus on recovery in a setting that is free from the temptation of using substances, is a level of care that has helped countless individuals win the war against addiction and chemical dependency. However, for the busy professional, residential treatment... Read More

Is Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

You’re a busy person—most of us are. You have a job, a family, a pet, a house to keep up with, and a long list of unchecked boxes on your bucket list. In short, you might not be able to take 30 or 60 days off from these responsibilities and pursuits to attend an inpatient rehabilitation program. If you’re in this boat, and you’re looking for addiction recovery help, outpatient... Read More

What Is the Cost of Addiction?

Addiction comes at a price. There’s no debate about it. But how much of a price? Addiction is really good at not telling us just how costly it really is. Addiction is costly in multiple areas: Financial People who may have a difficult time paying rent or buying groceries somehow find money to buy drugs. The true cost is variable and it often creeps into a person’s finances without notice.... Read More

5 Sneaky Ways Your Addiction May be Costing You

Many people are reluctant to admit they have a problem with drugs and alcohol, and that’s understandable. Addiction is a serious illness that renders the victim powerless over their substance use—something no one ever wants to deal with. But it’s important that you do deal with it, otherwise, addiction can cost you in more ways than you know. 1. Addiction harms your health It will come as no surprise that... Read More

How Do I Get Coverage through the Marketplace that Pays for Rehab

We’re only a few days away from the March 31 insurance marketplace open-enrollment deadline. And if you’re doing some last-minute shopping on Covered California and want substance abuse treatment, you might be asking: Q: What insurance plan should I sign up for through the marketplace to get coverage for treatment at Duffy’s? A: Any PPO plan or Anthem Blue Cross plan Explanation Some treatment centers do not accept insurance, others... Read More

Going In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross

We are excited to announce that as of February 25, 2014, we now are in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was one of the most popular insurance providers that Californians chose at Covered CA, the insurance marketplace for California. Blue Cross Blue Shield is a national conglomerate of state insurance plans and is often considered one of the top national health insurance providers along with... Read More

Is it okay to use a credit card to pay for addiction treatment?

Question: Can I use a credit card to pay for alcohol or drug rehab? Answer: Generally, yes. A credit card is a fast and easy option for those with who cannot afford the entire cost of treatment upfront. However, this is not always the best choice for everybody. Questions to consider before using a credit card to pay for treatment Does the treatment center accept credit cards? Most centers will... Read More

How Obamacare Affects Rehab: A Fiasco Turned Friendly—For a Few

Of the 23 million Americans struggling with alcohol or drug problems, only about 10% receive treatment right now. In the state of California, almost 3 million people aged 12 and over need, but are not receiving, alcohol and other drug treatment. Although certain stigmas and associations motivate many to bypass treatment, about a quarter of these 23 million don’t have insurance. Legislators knew this was a big problem and did some... Read More

What Is Addiction Costing Your Company?

Addiction is a destructive disease that pulls a person and the people around them down. This obviously effects friends and family, but it also endangers employers and co-workers. Addiction is more prevalent than you think. According to a survey conducted by Hazelden Foundation, more than 60 percent of adults know someone who has gone to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Also, the National Institute on Drug Abuse... Read More

California’s Rehab Racket: Who Is It Really Hurting?

Rehab Racket For the last two fiscal years, some Medicare funded rehabs in California have been stealing money—more than $94 million. It took an investigation by CNN and the Center for Investigative Reporting to get the state to start cracking down.  Now, more than 36 clinics have been referred to the California Department of Justice for possible prosecution. One Red Flag After Another How did they get away with it?... Read More

Shocking Statistics on the Cost of Substance Abuse

Every year, our economy absorbs the cost of drug and alcohol abuse as well as the cost of substance abuse treatment for addiction. Just how much money are we talking about? Earlier this year, CNNMoney released a mind-boggling report, stating that the cost of prescription drug abuse is estaimated at more than $70 billion. Approximately, $42 billion of that 70 billion is lost in productivity with another $8.2 billion coming... Read More