Struggling with substance abuse is challenging, and the decision to seek help is a courageous step in the recovery journey. However, the cost of drug and alcohol treatment is a significant barrier for many individuals, especially those without insurance or income. Unfortunately, 40% of people who seek treatment are denied due to financial reasons. The good news is that there are options available to ensure that financial concerns do not stand in the way of getting the help you need. This blog will explore how you can go to addiction rehab without insurance and the resources available to you, particularly in Arizona.

What is the Average Cost of Rehab?

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On average, in the United States, the cost of addiction rehabilitation is about $14,000. In Arizona, treatment can cost up to $57,000. Annually in Arizona:

  • Over $130 million is spent on outpatient treatment
  • Over $119 million is spent on residential treatment 
  • Outpatient detox can cost $1,000+ per day without healthcare or insurance

This can be an incredible financial burden for most people seeking treatment (and for their loved ones). Almost half of all people seeking treatment are denied because of those financial barriers.

Drug and alcohol rehab costs can vary widely depending on the type and length of treatment. These costs can be daunting, but finding a rehab center that accepts state insurance, such as Medicaid/AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System), can significantly reduce, or even entirely remove, the financial burden.

How to Get into Rehab Without Insurance in Arizona

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If you or a loved one needs addiction treatment but do not have insurance, care is available and accessible through grant funding. There are steps you can take to get the necessary care:

1) Discuss Options

Start by researching rehab centers in Arizona that accept AHCCCS and other forms of financial assistance. Axiom Care offers free substance use treatment to those without insurance and accepts AHCCCS. Reach out to us to discuss your circumstances and explore the available options for uninsured individuals.

2) Apply for AHCCCS

AHCCCS is Arizona’s Medicaid program that provides healthcare for individuals and families in need—having AHCCCS means access to various treatment services, including inpatient drug rehab and detox. You can apply for AHCCCS on their website or visit or call Axiom Care for assistance. Our team will guide you through the application process and get you or your loved one on the path to addiction recovery. 

3) Start Recovery

Once you are approved for AHCCCS and have discussed your treatment needs and plans with Axiom Care, you or your loved one can begin your recovery journey. Axiom Care offers services to those who are uninsured or low-income, including substance use detox, inpatient residential treatment, and more. We are committed to providing you and your loved ones the support you need at every step.

What is AHCCCS?

AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System) is Arizona’s Medicaid program, providing no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals. It covers a wide range of medical services, including alcohol and drug detox treatment. It may also cover inpatient residential treatment (RTC/BHRF level of care), outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, and more. On a mission to make treatment available to those without insurance or low income, Axiom Care is one of the few rehab centers in Arizona that accepts AHCCCS at all levels of care.

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Does AHCCCS Cover Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

Yes, AHCCCS covers various addiction recovery and rehab services, including detox, inpatient/residential, and outpatient treatment for substance use disorders.

How Do I Apply for AHCCCS?

You can apply for AHCCCS through their official website or get virtual or in-person assistance from Axiom Care, where our team can help you navigate the application process.

What if I Don’t Qualify for AHCCCS?

If you do not qualify for AHCCCS, Axiom Care can help you explore other options, such as the Substance Use Block Grant (SUBG) or sliding-scale fees, based on your financial situation.

Are There Rehab Centers in Arizona That Accept AHCCCS?

Yes, there are rehab centers in Arizona, including Axiom Care, that accept AHCCCS. These centers offer a range of treatment options to support your recovery journey.

What Services Does Axiom Care Offer Under AHCCCS?

Axiom Care offers comprehensive treatment services under AHCCCS, including detox, residential inpatient substance use rehab, and MAT/medication-assisted treatment.

How Much Does AHCCCS Cost?

The cost of AHCCCS is based on your income and other factors. AHCCCS coverage can be free or have minimal co-payments for many individuals and families.

How Long Does It Take to Get Approved for AHCCCS?

The approval process for AHCCCS can vary, and depending on your plan, it can take up to 45 days. It’s important to apply as soon as possible to promptly ensure you receive the coverage you need.

Check Availability at Our Affordable Rehab in Phoenix

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If you or a loved one is seeking rehab but doesn’t have insurance, Axiom Care is here to help. We offer affordable and individualized treatment options, including services covered by AHCCCS and help to navigate signing up for insurance. Don’t let financial concerns stand in the way of recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your journey to sobriety.

What to Expect During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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Drug addiction treatment also begins with detox, which is an important first step for safely managing withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision. After detox, individuals may be guided to enter a residential rehab program that includes therapy, counseling, and support to help them understand, manage, and overcome their disease. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may also be used for certain types of drug addiction to help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.