Medicaid is one of the most commonly used methods to pay for drug and alcohol treatment. This is a federal and state-funded health insurance program. Medicaid provides free or low-cost drug and alcohol treatment, but each program has different eligibility. Typically, your Medicaid will cover part or all of the treatment costs. It is a public insurance program for low-income families and must cover all basic aspects of substance abuse treatment.
Medicaid is made up of a network of approved professional practices, and different plans cover different treatment methods. Typically, in most states, Medicaid recipients do not have co-payments for addiction treatment services. There are some states that do require co-payments, yet there is an out-of-pocket limit that applies to Medicaid recipients. When you contact the drug rehab centers you can ask if Medicaid is accepted. You can also go through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration site to find out what programs take Medicaid.