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Finding Free Drug Rehab Centers Near Me

In the United States, more than 46 million Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in 2021, but only 6% received treatment.1 Getting treatment for substance use disorder can feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t have the financial means to seek care. The good news is that several options and resources can help you get the care you need. This page will help you learn more about free rehab centers as well as low-cost and state-funded options that are available to help you begin your recovery journey.

Find a Free Drug & Alcohol Rehab Program Near You

If you’re ready to find a free rehab near you, you have options. You can start by contacting your local health department to learn about the options available. You can also contact community health clinics and non-profit organizations in your area and inquire about substance use disorder treatment.

If you have insurance, be sure to check your coverage. Private and public insurance plans often include coverage for substance use disorder treatment, allowing you to obtain free alcohol rehab or free drug rehab. Exploring your insurance options can help you access a wider range of facilities and services and more personalized treatment options.

If you need help navigating your insurance coverage, contact one of our compassionate admissions navigators by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or verify your insurance now by filling out the short form below. It’s confidential and free, and there is no obligation to enter treatment.

What Are Free Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers?

Are you wondering, ‘Can I go to rehab for free?’ In short, yes, you may be able to obtain drug and alcohol addiction treatment for free. Free rehab centers are facilities that provide drug and alcohol addiction treatment at no cost to individuals seeking help. These programs aim to make rehab accessible to those who may not have the financial means to cover the cost of treatment.

Free rehab centers may be operated by community initiatives, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Free rehab centers differ in the services provided. However, many offer detox, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and aftercare services. The programs and services can vary in duration and may include shorter 28- or 30-day programs or longer 60-day or 90-day programs.2

Funding may come from donations, grants, and the federal and state governments. Free rehab centers often have limited resources compared to private addiction treatment centers, however, they play an important role in offering essential treatment options for individuals struggling with substance misuse and addiction.

Who Can Qualify for Free Addiction Treatment Programs?

Many people can qualify for free drug rehab or free alcohol rehab. While the qualifications vary, programs first and foremost consider a person’s financial need. Eligibility typically extends to individuals who are low-income, without insurance, and who cannot afford private treatment. Free rehab centers may consider the following factors when determining an individual’s eligibility:

  • Income.
  • Health insurance.
  • Family size.
  • Citizenship status.
  • Residency within the state where you are seeking treatment.

Some programs prioritize specific demographics, such as pregnant women or veterans. To determine if you meet the qualifications for a specific program, you can contact the program ahead of time. Additionally, if you qualify for Medicaid, you may be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage that can help you pay for addiction treatment at state-funded facilities. Medicaid is a state and federal program, so some states may offer additional benefits and services beyond what federal law requires.3

What Types of Treatments Are Available at Free Addiction Rehab Centers?

The types of treatment in free drug rehab centers vary depending on the facility and services they offer. Treatment may vary in duration, intensity, and treatment setting. Common treatment settings include:2

  • Detoxification: This medically supervised process helps manage a person’s withdrawal symptoms as the body eliminates substances.
  • Inpatient treatment: This type of program offers structured, 24/7 care in a home-like setting. Treatment often includes behavioral therapy, counseling, and participation in support groups.
  • Outpatient treatment: This type of program offers many of the benefits of inpatient treatment while allowing individuals to live at home.
  • Partial hospitalization programs: Sometimes referred to as “day treatment,” this type of program offers intensive, structured treatment while individuals still live at home.
  • Intensive outpatient programs: This type of program is flexible, yet intensive and often involves counseling and support to accommodate daily responsibilities.

Treatment may also include various aftercare services, which are activities designed to promote recovery following the completion of a formal treatment program. This can include activities such as participation in 12-step support groups (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous) and residing in a sober living facility.4

Are State-Funded Rehab Programs Free?

State-funded rehab programs are government-supported initiatives that provide addiction treatment services for free or at a low cost for individuals in need. They offer a range of services, including counseling, therapy, and support groups. You can often access these centers for free by contacting a community clinic or your local health department.

Keep in mind that if you have private or public insurance, you may be able to access free or low-cost treatment, as many insurance plans include coverage for substance use disorder treatment, making rehab more accessible for those seeking help.

American Addiction Centers has helped thousands recover from addiction and we can help you or your loved one too. Check your insurance to find out instantly if your insurance provider may be able to cover all or part of the cost of rehab and associated therapies. You can also sign up for 24/7 text support for addiction questions at your convenience.

Are There Free Religious Drug & Alcohol Rehab Programs?

Faith-based rehab programs approach addiction treatment through the lens of various religious or spiritual beliefs. People who follow a certain belief system may feel more comfortable in an addiction rehab program that provides care that aligns with their personal beliefs.

Facilities that offer faith-based rehab may require people to participate in activities related to their faith, such as meditation, prayer, church services, or studies on religious literature. Faith-based facilities may also have different rules and guidelines than state-funded rehabs or private treatment centers. Local religious organizations may be able to provide information on finding or getting into a free faith-based rehab facility or how to get financial assistance for addiction treatment.

How Do I Find Free Rehab Centers Near Me?

If you are looking for a free inpatient rehab center or other resources related to substance use disorder and mental health treatment, the following resources may be helpful:

  • SAMHSA National Helpline with free, confidential, 24/7 resources for people struggling with substance use disorder: 1-800-662-4357.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
  • American Addiction Centers’ caring admissions navigators can help you check insurance coverage at our facilities and direct you to resources for addiction treatment that suit your needs by calling .
  • 12-step groups like AA or NA, which are free to join and only require that a person desire help with their substance misuse.10 While these groups don’t constitute formal treatment, they may offer valuable support as a person continues their recovery from substance misuse.

Additional Free or Low-Cost Addiction Treatment Options

If you are not able to find state-funded or other free drug rehab programs, consider the following options:

  • If you have insurance, it may cover some or all the cost of treatment.
  • Scholarships from grants or charitable donations may help pay for a portion of treatment.
  • Local non-profit programs may offer treatment on a sliding scale, meaning the cost is based on what you can afford to pay.
  • Research studies or clinical trials may offer evidence-based or experimental treatment at no cost to you if you are eligible to enroll and there is a study or trial in your area.

Don’t Let Finances Keep You From Starting Drug & Alcohol Rehab

American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers evidence-based addiction treatment and strives to provide care for anyone who struggles with substance misuse. If you are interested in learning more about seeking care but aren’t sure where to start, contact one of our admissions navigators today at to check your insurance coverage and learn about other treatment options. Your confidential, free phone call may be just the place to begin recovery.

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