Detoxification is the important first step towards a life free from all kinds of substance addiction, be it drugs or alcohol. The length of the detox treatment greatly depends on the type of addiction that you have, how well you respond to the different treatment modalities, and if you have other co-occurring conditions or health problems that also need to be addressed. This has an impact in how much you have to pay for detoxification.
If you seek medical detox, you may be given a substance as a replacement for the drug that you are addicted to. Gradually, the dose of this drug is tapered until such time that you can successfully function even without having to take this drug anymore. For example, if you take 50 milligrams of a certain drug today, this can be tapered off to 40 milligrams after 2 or 3 days. Every 2 or 3 days, 10 milligrams is shaved off the starting dose.
For people who don’t have the budget for these detox treatments,the following alternative is offered:
Detox treatments are expensive. However, you cannot really put a price tag on your life.