Low Cost Treatment

While residential treatment can be a fairly costly form of treatment, some facilities are affordably priced. These include Cri-Help, 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. Two of particular help to those with financial issues are:
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (findtreatment.samhsa.gov) and
Addiction Resource Center

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:  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:  1-800-532-HELP (4357) or (718) 657-6195
Email:  samaritanvillage.org/contact-us
Website:  samaritanvillage.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. Intensive Residential Treatment services include a focus on Medically Assisted Treatment, Men and Women Military Veterans, Mothers with Children, Community Residence, and Opioid Treatment.

Updated February 20, 2017