Alcohol Rehab Costs

Costs of an alcohol addiction

The total cost of Private Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Costs may seem like a lot of money. However, if you weigh these costs up against the cost of addiction. Alcohol addicts pay for alcohol, get themselves into trouble and debt to feed their addiction, perhaps lose their job, and with long term use have medical conditions which are very costly to treat. These costs far out-way the cost of alcohol rehabilitation, not to mention the cost of a healthy, happy life.

The Cost of Addiction

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In the end, rehabilitation at an addiction clinic is a better and cheaper option than ongoing drug or alcohol addiction. Alcohol users are more likely to not make deadlines forget work and often switch jobs unlike sober individuals, this all has a negative impact on lifestyle and income. The total price of alcohol, legal problems, related health issues and loss of quality of life will all add up over time.

An alcoholic who drinks a 12-pack a day consistently for a year can spend a fortune. The cost doesn’t take in to account potential legal issues that can cost thousands of Rands. The financial costs of alcohol addiction are only part of the equation. They don’t include the personal costs of relationships and meaningful life.

What Factors Into the Cost of Addiction Treatment?

There are several factors that affect the cost of rehab. Some of the predominant factors include:

Type of Center

There is a substantial gap in the price of inpatient and outpatient programmes. Obviously, the expenses involved in inpatient programmes are greater because the outlays of housing and intensive care are greater.

The cost of these processes is also determined by the span of the programme and location. A centre in an area with a higher cost of living, like Sandton, can be more expensive.


Roughly half of addicts don’t need medical detox when they start rehab. But alcohol and heroin users often experience intense withdrawals during detox and usually need medication.

Those requiring detox and more medical attention often pay more for rehabilitation at a decent centre. Therapies like specialised counselling also change how much you can pay.


Luxury centres can cost tens of thousands per month. Most rehabs aren’t this expensive. Luxury rehabs typically frequented by the rich and famous are expensive because of fancy amenities. Again a higher price tag does not always mean clients get the best outcomes.

Houghton House group of treatment centres is convinced that quality treatment for alcohol addiction is absolutely necessary to overcome alcohol addiction. Alcohol rehab costs are a small price to pay when you think of the costs that are associated with long term alcohol abuse. We provide the best treatment available. Call us now to find out more about alcohol rehab costs at Houghton House.

A Warning on Referral Agencies & Referral Fees

In the course of searching for addiction treatment, you or your family member may visit one of several websites claiming to offer independent and free advice about rehab clinics. They may look like legitimate rehabs but their advice is to direct you towards their client rehabs, to make a commission. these privately-owned companies are known as referral agents ( Find more info on referral agencies)

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