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.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is another great resource for those struggling to find affordable treatment for their addiction. You can visit their website or call their toll-free hotline to inquire about treatment options available in your area for those with limited means. Their helpline is active 24/7, they are always ready and waiting to help an addict experiencing the moment of clarity that could change their life.

For those addicts in life-threatening situations, it is best to seek immediate medical intervention. This can be accomplished by admitting yourself to your local emergency room. Explain to the admissions staff you feel you are a danger to yourself or others, and you will be admitted for observation in a safe, controlled environment. From there, many hospitals are able to refer patients to treatment facilities which will take clients free of charge.

For addicts, the decision to seek help with their substance abuse can be a struggle. At one moment they are ready to accept the help they need, and the next they are stubbornly refusing assistance and continuing their self-destruction. It is therefore best to capitalize on the willingness to accept help the moment it arrives. Evolutions Treatment Center is here to help you in your time of need. Our primary goal is getting you the care you need the moment you are ready to accept help. Call today and speak to one of our Admissions Counselors at 833-818-3031 to begin your journey on the path of recovery.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visitwww.evolutionstreatment.com