No Money, No Pills, No Heroin: Is There Hope?
Hitting rock bottom as an effect of addiction happens to many individuals, especially those who become abusers of one of the most dangerous drugs on the market, heroin. If you feel like you are stuck and without hope, call 800-530-0431Who Answers? now for help finding the treatment option that is best for your needs.
Rock Bottom and Heroin Addiction
Heroin addiction can take everything away from a person: friends, family, work, financial security, and even physical and psychological health. According to the Centers for Substance Abuse Research, the average addict can spend as much as $200 a day on their heroin use, and this can lead a person to a point of financial bankruptcy.
Many heroin addicts reach a point where they can no longer buy drugs––or anything else––and are completely out of options. This point is especially frightening because the withdrawal effects caused by opioid abuse can be incredibly painful. But where does someone in this position go from here, and can there actually be a recovery for someone who has hit a point this low?
Is There Hope?
Yes. The important thing to remember is that there is always hope for addiction recovery. No matter what has happened to a person as a result of substance abuse, they can make a change if they are able to find the help they need. Though it is almost impossible for a person to recover from heroin addiction without treatment, many individuals do so after seeking help and are able to make a real change in their lives.
But how can you get help for heroin addiction if you don’t have any money left? Fortunately, there are treatment options for those who have lost everything to heroin abuse and ways to find care that is affordable for every budget, including all-free treatment.
- According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are treatment centers where a person can receive care “at no charge or [on] a sliding fee scale.” These programs make up 76.3 percent of the treatment facilities in the country.
- 24 percent of programs provide treatment on a sliding fee scale.
- 5 percent of programs provide partial free treatment without a sliding fee scale.
- 8 percent of programs provide partial free treatment with a sliding fee scale.
- 4 percent of programs provide care that is completely free of charge.
- Obviously, these facilities base entrance on income and other important factors to ensure the people who are receiving this care are those who truly need it. But there are rehab centers all across the country where a person can receive professional care in a place that is safe and conducive to recovery without having to pay large sums of money or go into debt.
- Finding rehab facilities that provide free or partial-free care can be difficult though. Still, there are ways you can find the help you need. If you use our treatment directory or call 800-530-0431Who Answers?, you can be directed to rehab centers that will not cost more than you can spare and will allow you to safely recover from heroin and opioid addiction.
- When you begin speaking to one of our treatment advisors, you may need to give them some information on your substance abuse history, including the number of years and the types of drugs you have been using.
- The treatment advisor will also need information about your needs for care, including your insurance plan if you have one. This way, the advisor will know what you are looking for from your treatment program and will be able to match you with the right option.
- Then, they will be able to match you with treatment facilities that will be able to help you recover safely and effectively.
If you have suddenly stopped abusing pills and heroin because of your financial situation, it is also incredibly important to seek treatment as soon as possible. You will likely begin to experience withdrawal symptoms, which can be incredibly painful and traumatizing without the right treatments.