Government Programs for Rehab

Government Funded Rehabilitation ProgramsRehabilitation can be expensive. As a result, there are many people out there who are not receiving the treatment that they need desperately. If you have a lack of money, or perhaps no insurance, then you may be able to enter one of the many different government programs for rehab.

Do You Qualify For Government Programs For Rehab?

Each state will have its own requirements for government rehabilitation. The process, however, is designed to be as simple as possible. After all, it is vital that you enter treatment sooner as opposed to later. If you want to enter rehabilitation in Kansas City, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Proof of residence in the state.
  • Proof of income. This is to show that you will be unable to afford to attend rehabilitation without assistance from the government.
  • Proof of legal residence in the United States.
  • You must have details of you addiction. This includes how severe it is, as well as how long it has been going on. The state may also require you to provide proof of whether you have undergone treatment before and whether it has been successful. Obviously, they want to make sure that the people who are undergoing the treatment are those who are more likely to succeed.

How Quickly Will Your State Funded Treatment Begin?

Sadly, there are a lot of people addicted to drugs in Kansas City. There is also only so much state funding to go around. Therefore, there will be a waiting list for government rehabilitation, particularly when it comes to inpatient rehabilitation. People who are in ‘at risk’ groups such as pregnant women or adolescents will be given priority. Priority will also be based on how severe your addiction is.

It is, however, worth noting that the state is not going to leave you sitting around and waiting for something to happen. They will have services in place that will be able to ‘kick start’ the process for you. This is because studies have demonstrated that those who are ready for treatment are much more likely to be successful with their treatment. You may be provided with details of an outpatient program that you will be able to attend on a regular basis. This is just to provide you with the support that you need. Nobody expects you to have your addiction completely eradicated if you visit one of these programs.

Is State Funded Treatment as Great as Normal Treatment?

Sadly, there is not enough money going into state funded treatment. This means that, in most cases, the rehabilitation center will not be providing the most current treatments. Well, at least the ones that are undergoing research. You probably will not be getting all of the ‘bells and whistles’ related to the bigger inpatient facilities either i.e. the type of activities that you will be able to engage in when you are not undergoing your treatment.

That being said, it is still going to be treatment. Obviously, the state wants to ensure that you are cured of your addiction.  It is in their best interests to clean up their streets of drugs. As a result, they will want to make sure that you are cured. Studies have demonstrated time and time again that it does not really matter what type of treatment that you get, the treatment will have an impact in lowering your substance abuse. This treatment will also have an impact on helping you to forge better relationships with people. It is going to be far superior to no treatment or having a minimal amount of intervention.

As with other treatment options, it is going to require effort on your part to get through everything, but we are confident that you will be able to succeed.

If you can afford normal treatment, then please opt for that. It is far more likely that it will be successful. However, if government funded drug rehabilitation programs are the only route for you to go down, then act now. The sooner you take action, the sooner you will be able to get on a program and start to make a real difference to your life.