How to find rehab in Idaho
Finding detox in Idaho can be difficult. Here's everything you need to know about ID rehab options and how to find local treatment as soon as possible.
Takeaways from this article:
Types of rehab in Idaho
How to pay for detox in Idaho
State-funded-rehab in Idaho
The opioid epidemic continues to increase each year, and unfortunately, every state in the U.S. has experienced the effects of drug addiction. Idaho has a drug overdose mortality rate of 14.6 per 100,000 people. This rate equals 250 people per 100,000 that died due to a drug overdose in 2018.  Although Idaho’s substance abuse mortality rate is lower than the national rate of 20.7 per 100,000, there is still work to be done to eliminate drug addiction.  Substance abuse has grown into a national epidemic, and the American Addiction Centers is dedicated to helping Idaho citizens find affordable and effective substance abuse treatment.
On this page, you will find comprehensive information on treatment program options available in Idaho and valuable information on accredited programs and facilities, and the types of payment options available for substance abuse addiction treatment. Together, we can help the citizens of Idaho become drug-free.
Withdrawal Treatment Options in Idaho
Drug rehabilitation is a two-part process: detoxification and counseling. Detoxification is the first step. This process removes the addictive substance from a patient’s body. This step is necessary before the patient receives counseling.
Detoxification can be stressful and painful for the patient. When the body withdraws from an addictive substance, the patient can experience physiological effects.  Thankfully, a medically supervised detoxification is available. This process is administered in a facility and reduces a lot of the stress and pain of detoxification. Once this process is completed, the patient can move into long-term counseling.
There are two options available for counseling and support: inpatient or outpatient care. Both types of treatment facilities address the social, behavioral, and psychological issues related to substance addiction.  However, in an outpatient setting, the patient does not live at the facility. This option is best for patients with work or family obligations. In an inpatient facility, the patient lives on site and has access to medical staff 24/7. No matter what type you choose, counseling therapy offered at both facilities will help you overcome addiction.
In the table below are the number of treatment facilities in Idaho that offer each level of care:
|Type of Care, by number and percent|
|Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization||12||9.02%|
|Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment||19||14.29%|
Paying for Withdrawal Treatment in Idaho
Although most patients know that treatment in a facility will help them overcome addiction, many still put it off due to financial insecurity.  Substance abuse treatment is expensive. The cost for treatment can range from $3,000 to $10,000 for 90 days for outpatient care, and inpatient care ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 for 30 days.  Most patients pay for treatment with private insurance through an employer or with state-issued insurance such as Medicaid.
Patients with private insurance typically opt for treatment in a private facility. These facilities offer more amenities, lower patient-to-staff ratios, and a variety of treatments. For those with state-funded insurance, treatment in a private facility is an option if the treatment center takes state insurance. However, most patients with state-insurance receive treatment in a state-funded facility. These treatment centers also offer quality care, but with limited amenities and larger patient-to-staff ratios.
To help lower-income citizens pay for treatment, Idaho expanded Medicaid coverage with the Affordable Care Act. This expansion allowed more people to qualify for state-funded health insurance . The state of Idaho also offers the Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant (SABG). The grants support substance abuse prevention efforts empowers communities to design solutions to specific drug and alcohol problems experienced locally .
State-Funded Rehab vs Private Rehab in Idaho
Substance abuse treatment centers are either state-funded or private. Both facility types provide accredited care; however, patients with health insurance will find more amenities and personalized care at a private facility. Many private insurance companies cover most of the cost of treatment without a lot of out-of-pocket expenses.
Uninsured patients have limited options; however, they can receive treatment in state-funded facilities. These treatment centers are funded by government grants and provide low-cost or free treatment for qualifying patients. Qualification is based on income and the severity of the addiction. State-funded facilities often have waiting lists due to the limited funding from Medicaid or other government grants .
The table below is the number of Idaho facilities by private non-profit, private for-profit, locally funded, state-funded, or federally funded.
|Facility Operation, by number and percent|
|Private for Profit||104||78.20%|
|Local, county, or community government||9||6.77%|
Regardless of your current health insurance status, there are many substance abuse treatment options in Idaho.
Withdrawal Treatment Payment Options in Idaho
There are 133 substance abuse treatment clinics in Idaho, and 94 of them accept private insurance. At least 88 clinics accept state-financed health insurance, and 72 accept federal military insurance plans. Many of these facilities also offer other options for payment.
The uninsured rate in Idaho is 11.1 percent, higher than the national uninsurance rate or 8 percent.  Many treatment facilities in Idaho have financial assistance programs in place to help you meet the expense of substance abuse care in their facility.
The typical payment methods used and how many Idaho facilities accept each payment type are listed below.
|Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent|
|Cash or self-payment||125||93.98%|
|Private Health Insurance||94||70.68%|
|State-financed Health insurance||88||66.17%|
|Federal military insurance||72||54.14%|
|No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients)||2||1.50%|
|IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds||37||27.82%|
|Sliding fee scale||79||59.40%|
|Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay||65||48.87%|
About 70.7 percent of Idaho treatment centers accept private insurance, 44.4 percent accept Medicare, and 85 percent accept Medicaid payments. For clients with lower income or uninsured patients, 59.4 percent of the facilities use a sliding fee scale based on income, and 48.9 percent provide treatment at no charge or a minimal amount.
Idaho Rehab Center Accreditations
Rehabilitation facilities must meet state licensure requirements. However, many addiction treatment facilities also undergo the process of accreditation. A treatment center accredited means that the facility and staff have gone through a series of assessments to obtain a seal of approval from the agency that provides the accreditation. Moreover, selecting an accredited addiction treatment program ensures that the facility’s addiction professionals and staff are dedicated to the highest standard of care.
Several third-party agencies oversee accreditation for the treatment facilities and providers. Accreditation can be a lengthy and, often, an expensive process. The accrediting agency thoroughly examines a facility’s staff, programs, client care, operations, and policies to ensure it meets the standards set for by the agency. Additionally, an accredited facility’s staff receives ongoing training and stays compliant with privacy laws (including HIPAA).
Some main accrediting bodies for addiction treatment facilities are SUPPORT, CARF, and the Joint Commission.
- SUPPORT stands for The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment of 2018 for Patients and Communities Act. The accrediting body ensures that treatment and care are administered to patients is standardized and meets nationally recognized guidelines that ensure that patients receive quality and uniform behavioral health care. 
- The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) will help you find an accredited facility or practitioner and evaluate addiction treatment in facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
- The Joint Commission is the largest accrediting body for medical facilities and hospitals and is the second largest for substance abuse programs.
The table below is the typical accreditation types or licenses to help you understand the number of accredited facilities and how common they are.
|Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent|
|Any listed agency/organization||127||95.49%|
|State substance abuse agency||117||87.97%|
|State mental health department||75||56.39%|
|State department of health||68||51.13%|
|Hospital licensing authority||2||1.50%|
|The Joint Commission||6||4.51%|
|Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)||10||7.52%|
|National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)||1||0.75%|
|Council on Accreditation (COA)||0||0.00%|
|Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)||0||0.00%|
|Other national organization or federal, state or local agency||6||4.51%|
Many facilities in Idaho have accredited providers. Over 95 percent of all facilities have some accreditation, and 88 percent are accredited state substance abuse agencies.
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