The financial burden of mental health care in addiction recovery can seem enormous or even prohibitive, but it doesn’t have to be—and it shouldn’t be a source of stress.
Thanks to nonprofits that help patients find low-cost, high-quality providers, and newly popular technologies like telehealth, affordable therapy and psychiatric care is more accessible than ever. There are even services that can connect those in recovery from substance use disorder with addiction specialists and more intensive psychiatric services, like medication-assisted treatment. From Forbes Health:
Staying healthy encompasses both body and mind. When we don’t feel well mentally, it may manifest physically. However, while therapy can be a helpful approach to staying in a good headspace, it can come at a high price.
Affordable therapy can provide mental health care without the typical high price of traditional therapy with a private provider. Seeking any kind of help, even if it’s not your ideal form of therapy, is “definitely better than nothing,” says Ashley Castro, Ph.D., New York–based cofounder and executive director of Therapy4thePeople, an organization that helps people of color and those struggling financially to find mental health care.
Remote and app-based services—which often come at a lower cost than in-person sessions—make therapy more readily available, too, adds Maeve O’Neill, the executive vice president of addiction and recovery at All Sober based in Virginia. “They can help individuals to get started with care that they otherwise would not,” she says.
Read the full guide at Forbes Health for more tips and services to help you get the care you need.