Low Cost Treatment

While residential treatment can be a fairly costly form of treatment, some facilities are affordably priced. These include Cri-Help, Day-Top, Better Way of Miami, Mountainside, Odyssey House, Phoenix House, and Samaritan.   Depending upon your insurance coverage, many of the centers in the mid and high range may become affordable. You can contact the customer service department at your insurance company and check your covered benefits. In-network benefits can be as high as 80 - 100%, while out of network benefits are often 50%.

Another way to find low cost treatment is through the Treatment Options section of our web site. Select Inpatient and Outpatient to find information on treatment locators and instructions on using those resources. Several that are of particular help to those with financial issues are:
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (findtreatment.samhsa.gov),
Addiction Resource Center
(www.addict-help.com/statelisting.asp), and
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services

It is important that facilities are licensed by the state in which they are located and accredited by a health care accrediting body such as The Joint Commission (jointcommission.org) or CARF.


Location:  800 NW 28th Street Miami, Fl 33141
Phone:  305-634-3409
Website:  betterwaymiami.org
Email:  info@betterwaymiami.org
Licensed:  Florida Department of Children and Families
Accredited:  in process of being accredited by CARF
# of beds:  94
Cost:  $300.00/month walk-in; w/insurance or referred by state or county agency: $14.00/ day.
Insurance:  Public assistance coverage may
be accepted
Scholarships: NO
Exercise facilities:  Yes
Detox:  NO

Treatment programs are staffed using a multidisciplinary team approach Treatment is designed to develop each client's personal strengths and the abilities necessary for responsible and successful recovery. Individual, family and group modalities are employed. A complete curriculum of substance abuse education covering the disease concept and all aspects of pertinent recovery skills is presented.

In residential treatment the client has a Primary Counselor/Case Manager who helps in identifying areas that need change and developing plans to address them.  Full day programs are structured to educate and support clients as they begin the process of change. The 12 Step recovery program is used as the foundation for sober living.

Social and recreational activities teach clients to have fun without the use of chemicals. Vocational staff provide vocational assessments and assist clients to prepare for the world of work as well as to explore the need for training or education for improved employability skills.  Each client develops a plan for continuing treatment and housing which must be approved by the treatment team.


Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Phone:  (818) 985-8323
Email: Heather Edney, heathere@cri-help.org
Website:  www.cri-help.org
Licensed:  State of California Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Accredited:  CARF
Beds: 120
Cost:  $5,000/month
Insurance:  Private Only
On Site Exercise Facilities & Detox Unit

Cri-Help's residential program is divided into clinical phases ranging from a period of restriction to a gradual reintegration into the community. The program provides multidisciplinary treatment that includes a structured residential environment, drug and alcohol education including daily attendance of Narcotics Anonymous and/or Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, daily study groups on the 12-step recovery principles, life enrichment and socialization programs, problem solving and coping skills training, ongoing individual and group counseling, recreation, family support groups, remedial education and vocational assistance, and nutritional counseling. Acupuncture and neurofeedback services (a form of biofeedback found to be effective in addiction treatment) are also offered at the facility.

A 14-bed medically managed detoxification program is available for private pay or medically-insured patients. Outpatient treatment following residential treatment is offered in order to provide a continuum of care.

A gym is available on the premises. Facilities for the disabled include wheelchair access and assistance for the blind.


Location:  (26 centers) Rhinebeck, Millbrook, Parksville, & Swan Lake, NY, Mendham NJ, Milford, PA, E. Palo Alto, Redwood City & San Mateo, CA
Phone:  1-800-2-daytop (32-9867)
Email:  webmaster@daytop.org
Website:  daytop.org
Licensed:  OASAS
Accredited:  JCAHO in New Jersey, not accredited in California
Beds:  Varies
Cost:  $70/day for adolescents + medical expenses
$60/day for adults + medical expenses
Insurance: Private & Public
On Site Exercise Facilities & Detox Unit

Day Top has 13 residential centers offering treatment for adolescents and adults. Programs emphasize peer support and feedback in a highly structured family-like environment known as a Therapeutic Community.

Day Top offers a multidisciplinary holistic treatment program including individual and group counseling, family therapy, art feelings workshops, informational seminars, medical and mental health services, relapse prevention support, vocational or job training, and recreational activities.

Exercise is available but not mandatory, with the larger centers having gyms and exercise facilities and the smaller ones having exercise rooms.


Location:  LA, MI, NH, NY, TX, UT, Australia,
New Zealand
Phone:  (801) 596-1990 (Utah);
(212) 987-5100 (NYC)
Email:  Utah:  webmaster@odysseyhouse.org,
NY:  info@odysseyhouseinc.org
Website:  odysseyhouse.org (Utah)
odysseyhouseinc.org (New York City)
Accredited:  None
Beds:  Varies
Cost:  Utah $1,350/month, Others  $846/month
Insurance:  All

Odyssey House is a drug-free, residential therapeutic community. Services consist of group, individual and family therapy, medical services, recreation, social skills training, vocational training and educational services as well as treatment for specialized needs and aftercare and transitional living programs. Treatment programs are available for adults and adolescents.

The program in Utah has a work out facility but participation is strictly voluntary. Facilities for the disabled include wheelchair access and services for the blind and deaf.


Location:  CA, FL, MA, NH, NY, RI, TX, VT, VA, D.C.
Phone:   (800) DRUG HELP
Contact Form: phoenixhouse.org/contact-us/
Website:  phoenixhouse.org
Licensed:  by each state
Accredited:  CARF
Beds:  Varies
Cost:  Accepts most major insurance plans and Medicaid
Insurance:  Full Coverage
On Site Exercise Facilities

Phoenix House clinicians deliver treatment in a variety of settings and utilize a range of evidence-based methods, from cognitive behavioral therapy to medication-assisted treatment.

Phoenix House offers specialized programming for adults, teens, women (including mothers with young children), members of the military community, and those with co-occurring mental health problems. In addition, clients have the opportunity to engage in expressive arts, meditation, fitness, and other activities aimed at developing a healthy, sober lifestyle.


Location:  Briarwood, NY
Phone:  (800) 532-HELP; (718) 206-2000
Email:  jhaye@samvill.org
Website:  samvill.org
Licensed:  State Office of Alcoholism and Substances Abuse Services
Beds:  753
Cost:  Sliding Scale
Insurance:  Medicaid
On Site Exercise Facilities

Samaritan Village residential treatment services provide intensive, highly structured treatment environments using the therapeutic community model (the principle of one recovering person helping another) as their foundation. Samaritan offers a wide array of treatment services, including group and individual addiction-focused counseling, mental health services, employment skills training and basic education.

Treatment is usually between 12-18 months but is ultimately individually-based. In addition, short-term residential treatment ranging from 30 days to 6 months is also available for adults requiring structured support for recovery but who basically have stable home environments and employment or vocational skills.

Residential centers have small exercise facilities and when necessary rent space in local gyms for voluntary exercise programs. The program has no special services for the disabled.

Updated November 21, 2014