One of the most significant factors that can affect the cost of treatment, is the type of treatment. There are outpatient programs, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, and inpatient or “residential” programs. These each require a different level of commitment on the part of the individual and become more expensive as the level of intensity rises.
Outpatient programs are generally only for those who are well into their recovery journey and allow the patient to maintain a much less structured life, putting most of their recovery into their hands. They will often visit a facility just one or two times per week and will apply their sobriety and coping mechanisms constantly in their daily life. Outpatient programs are typically the cheapest option.
Intensive outpatient programs will be slightly more expensive and will involve several visits to a facility each week, often spending 10-20 hours in counseling or therapy each week. This program still allows the patient to go home each night and gives them opportunities to use their coping techniques in daily life.
Partial hospitalization programs, often called partial programs, will be the most intense level of treatment that Absolute Awakenings offers, and are more costly than outpatient or intensive outpatient. It requires the individual to check in at a facility each day, spending 6-8 hours there in various counseling and therapy activities.
The final type of treatment, and the most expensive, are inpatient programs. These are facilities where an individual will often live for up to 90 days, receiving constant therapy, as well as group and individual counseling. Since residential programs are the most expensive, insurance often provides the least amount of coverage for them.