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Are There Really Free Detox Centers?


According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are over 2 million emergency room visits for drug related problems per year. This is a startling figure. Many of the people who wind up in the emergency room for drug related problems live below the poverty line and cannot afford private or luxury rehab and detox. This is where free detox centers comes in. Through a variety of programs, the local, state, and federal governments provide detox programs for those in need.

Not sure if you qualify for free detox? Call 800-996-6135(Who Answers?) now to speak with a treatment advisor.

What Kind of Free Detox Programs Are there?

As with any health program, there are a variety of free detox program types. The main types are:


Inpatient treatment is residential care. This means you live at the rehab and get all of your treatment while you are there. This type of free detox works well for those who have lost their homes or cannot return home due to violence or drug use. Free inpatient detox usually consists of:


Outpatient treatment is treatment that you attend daily, weekly, or monthly. These programs are great for people who need to maintain a job but still cannot afford a private rehab. These free rehabs often offer:

  • individual counseling
  • group counseling
  • medical detox services
  • medication management
  • aftercare

Combination Treatment

In combination treatment you start in inpatient treatment and then when you are ready move to outpatient care, you continue treatment in an outpatient setting. This is often the best type of treatment because it provides continuing care. It involves not only the intensity of inpatient detox but continuing care as well. Both of these services are free.

What do you Need for Free Detox?

Free Detox Centers

You may qualify for free detox treatment; call our helpline to learn more!

You need to qualify for free detox before you can receive it. Most detox centers will have you fill out a variety of forms. You will need to provide proof of income, residency, and indigence. The proof can come in the form of:

  • tax records
  • income statements
  • statements from supporters
  • contract employers
  • bank statements
  • financial statements
  • other government assistance forms

Although these forms are not hard to acquire, there tends to be a lot of paperwork and red tape to receive free rehab. Although it is time consuming, it is worth going through to obtain the help that you need for drug treatment. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration, there are free rehabs in every state.

Where to find Free Detox Centers

You can find free detox programs in a variety of places. A few of these places are:

  • doctor’s offices
  • community health departments
  • hospitals
  • community mental health departments
  • psychiatric offices
  • community rehab projects

If you are wondering about a free rehab in your area, all you have to do is ask. You can also call us at 800-996-6135(Who Answers?) . We can help you locate the free rehab in your area.

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