What if I am Uninsured and Need Treatment?

Addiction often destroys a person’s financial stability, between the high cost of supporting a daily habit to the inevitable termination from one’s job due to a decline in performance. This can leave many suffering addicts with limited resources when they are finally ready to seek help. While substance abuse treatment can be costly, there are options available for those of limited means.


If you find yourself without health insurance, it is an excellent idea to visit the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov and see if you qualify to enroll in healthcare coverage. There is normally a delay in the start of coverage until the first day of the following month after enrollment, so take immediate action when it comes to enrollment. If your income has been significantly impacted by your addiction, you should qualify for substantial credits towards your monthly plan premium. Make sure the plan you are choosing offers coverage for mental health, specifically addiction treatment.