Low Cost Treatment

While residential treatment can be a fairly costly form of treatment, some facilities are affordably priced. These include Better Way of Miami, Cri-Help, 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
Addict Help

This article on low cost treatment provides some links to helpful resources and presents varied strategies for obtaining affordable treatment: Guide to Low Cost or Free Rehab Options

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 (carf.org)


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: CARF
# of beds:  55
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 is designed to develop each client's personal strengths and the skills needed for responsible and successful recovery. Individual, family and group approaches are used.  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.

Comprehensive vocational, educational, medical, legal assistance, recreational and other services are available through Better Way care, either on site or a short distance away. 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 includes a structured environment, drug and alcohol education including daily attendance of NA and AA 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 biofeedback services are offered as well.

Medication Assisted Treatment (M.A.T.) is also available if needed.  This begins with the safe withdrawal from alcohol, narcotics, and/or benzodiazepines. After medical detoxification, a daily medication regimen is offered to clients with a history of immediate or frequent relapse after the first phase of treatment in order to help provide stability before beginning the recovery process. A 14-bed medically managed detoxification program is available for private pay or medically-insured patients.

Facilities for the disabled include wheelchair access and assistance for the blind.  Flexible financing options are available that include long-term payment plans. Most services are covered in-network by major insurance providers.


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:  The Joint Commission
Beds:  Varies
Cost:  Utah $1,350/month, Others  $846/month
Insurance:  All. MA in Utah, NY and Nevada (for teens)

Odyssey House is a drug-free, residential therapeutic community. Services consist of group, individual and family therapy, medical services, medication-assisted treatment, recreation, social skills training, vocational training and educational services.  They also have treatment for specialized needs, 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. More than 50 locations throughout NYC and beyond.
Phone:  1-800-532-HELP (4357) or (718) 657-6195
Email:  samaritanvillage.org/contact-us
Website:  samaritanvillage.org
Licensed: NY State Office of Alcoholism and Substances Abuse Services
Beds:  753
Cost:  Sliding Scale
Insurance:  Medicaid
On Site Exercise Facilities

Samaritan Village residential treatment provide intensive, highly structured treatment using the therapeutic community model (the principle of one recovering person helping another). A wide range of services include group and individual addiction-focused counseling, primary and mental health care, education, training and employment services, family reunification and housing assistance. Their residential treatment division has specialty programs designed to treat men and women veterans, mothers with babies, and those dependent on heroin and other opioids who need medically-assisted treatment. Samaritan’s state-of-the-art Medically Assisted Treatment and Recovery (MTAR) Center is located in Richmond Hill, Queens.  This licensed, community-based program is designed to treat chronic substance users seeking stabilization and medically-supervised detoxification in a residential setting.

Updated February 26, 2019