Cost of Alcohol Addiction
Although it is impossible to put a dollar figure on the total cost of alcohol addiction one thing is certain, however – addiction is expensive. Most people don’t realize the true cost of addiction because it is a slow insidious drain on finances, friendships, careers and eventually…life itself. Take time to inform yourself about the economics of addiction to understand how substance abuse will impact your financial health for years to come.
- Money Spent: The actual cost of buying drugs, alcohol or even cigarettes adds up fast. The following information is based on the purchase of an inexpensive domestic six-pack of beer (pre-tax). Other forms of alcohol, such as wine, whiskeys, rum, and liqueurs cost significantly more.
- Loss of Productivity: The economics of addiction don’t stop with the purchase price alone; substance abuse is associated with increased absenteeism from work, fewer promotions and increased risk of unemployment.
- Lifestyle: The time spent searching for drugs, using drugs, recuperating from the use of drugs and then repeating the cycle could be better spent learning new skills to increase job opportunities, exercising to take better care of one’s health, spending quality time with friends and family, or simply involving in faith-based ventures.
- Illness: Drug and alcohol abuse eventually result in higher medical bills, increased risk of injury or illness directly – or indirectly – related to addiction, and long term loss of earning capacity due to illness, disability and medical costs.
- Insurance: Plan to pay more for almost every type of insurance ranging from car insurance to health insurance due to substance abuse. The average person dealing with an addiction is charged with 1.4 DUI’s that result in increased car insurance rates of up to 300 percent – if not outright cancellation. Co-morbidity, illness and injury caused by intoxication further increase the cost of all types of insurance leaving the entire family more susceptible to all kinds of accidents, injuries or other financial downturns.
- Legal Bills: In addition to increased insurance rates, DUI’s, arrest warrants and other legal problems are common among those that abuse drugs or alcohol.
- Loss of Earned Income: Substance abuse is strongly correlated with dropping out of school – whether high school or college – creating a lifelong loss of earned income. Worse, social security and retirement benefits are correlated to earned income so the loss of annual earnings will even impact retirement.
- General Money Problems: Late bills, higher interest rates and bad credit scores are common problems. It only makes sense; money that should go toward paying down debt goes toward buying drugs instead, accidents and higher insurance rates result in increased charges for buying everything from a new car to qualifying for a mortgage. Not only does it hurt the person suffering from the addiction but impacts the lives of spouse, parents and children for years to come.
- Add it Up: Take time to tally the results from each of the above areas to understand the real threat to your financial future. The sooner treatment begins the better the chance for success. Early intervention reduces the risk of illness, injury, increased legal and insurance rate and completion of educational or professional goals.
- Compare: The cost of treatment amounts to very little in the big picture; the difference in annual income for one single year between finishing school and failing to complete a degree more than compensates. Even using the most conservative estimates, the economics of addiction create a devastating financial impact for years to come. The cost of treatment often amounts to only a few weeks or months of use when the total impact is calculated. Finally, Add to that the cost of lost jobs, broken homes, alimony and child support, increased healthcare costs as the addiction erodes your health, and the numbers really start to add up. Addiction is hugely expensive, in monetary terms, and in the price you pay in your lifespan, your family, your career and your personal satisfaction with your life.
What Does Our Program Cost
Paying For Treatment – all inclusive $10,000 USD *
Rejuvenation™ accepts these forms of payment:
- Cashier’s Check
- Certified Check
- Money Order
- Wire Transfer
- Personal Check **
Because of the high demand and limited weekend spots we are required to charge a cancellation fee. Our specialists and medical staff have been hand-selected to provide you with the best service possible. Their support and commitment requires a premium in order to retain their services on a regular basis.
* Subject to a 15% non-refundable charge if cancellation occurs within 72hrs of your scheduled appointment. 90-day pellet therapy, extra $400. Patients are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their flight. Transportation to and from the airport will be included, which also incorporates to and from the treating facility and hotel. If a family or friend is not available, a caregiver at the hotel will be provided for an additional charge ($500). Patients are never left alone, no exceptions!
** Checks must clear before an appointment is scheduled and before your first day of treatment.
Thank you for choosing us as your rapid alcohol detox specialist. We are committed to providing you with safe, quality and friendly services. Because some of our patients have had questions regarding patient and insurance responsibility for services rendered, we have developed the enclosed payment policy. Please read it and ask us any questions you may have.
- All of our services are provided on a self-pay basis.
- Rejuvenation™ RAD treatment is not covered by insurance companies.
- Because only a few spots are available each week, we require partial payment before the date of service to ensure that all of our clients are serious in getting treatment. Space is limited.
- Accepted Forms of Payment: Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, Cash, Personal Check **
- Our practice is committed to providing the best treatment to our patients. Our prices have been set competitively representative of the usual and customary charges for our area and for the services provided.
- Initial payment is 30% of the total cost due at the time of registration. The remaining balance, 70%, is due upon arriving for your consultation.
- Subject to a 15% non-refundable charge of the entire treatment cost if cancellation occurs within 72hrs of your scheduled appointment.
- NO Refund:
- Because extensive planning and preparation goes into getting things ready for our clients, there will be no refunds after your examination and treatment begins on your date of evaluation. **
- All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the high demand and limited spots we are required to charge a cancellation fee. Our specialists and medical staff have been hand-selected to provide you with the best service possible. Their support and commitment requires a premium in order to retain their services on a regular basis.
Thank you for understanding. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
* Checks must clear before an appointment is scheduled and before arrival for treatment.
** Subject to a 15% non-refundable charge if cancellation occurs within 72hrs of your scheduled appointment.