How to find rehab in New Hampshire - Withdrawal

How to find rehab in New Hampshire

Finding detox in New Hampshire can be difficult. Here's everything you need to know about NH rehab options and how to find local treatment as soon as possible.


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    Types of rehab in New Hampshire

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    How to pay for detox in New Hampshire

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    State-funded-rehab in New Hampshire


The U.S. is no stranger to drug addiction. Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic is present in every state. New Hampshire has a drug overdose mortality rate of 35.8 per 100,000 people. This rate equals 452 people per 100,000 that died due to a drug overdose in 2018. [1] New Hampshire’s substance abuse mortality rate is larger than the national rate, 20.7 per 100,000. [2]

The American Addiction Centers’ mission is to help reduce overcome substance abuse addiction. We are committed to helping New Hampshire citizens find affordable treatment and support to defeat drug dependency.

Below, you will find information about treatment program options available in New Hampshire. Additionally, this page will supply you with information on accredited programs and facilities and the types of payment options available for substance abuse addiction treatment.

New Hampshire Withdrawal Treatment Options

Successful substance abuse treatment typically involves two steps. First, the patient must go through detoxification. The process removes the addictive substance from the patient’s body. This step is necessary before the patient enters inpatient or outpatient care.

Detox is also the most stressful and frequently the most painful part of the recovery process. As the patient withdraws from an addictive substance, the body experiences physiological effects [3]. Although unpleasant, this step is needed to prepare the patient’s body and mind for long-term treatment. To make it a more pleasant experience, many treatment facilities administer a medical detox, which alleviates some pain and stress.

After the patient completes detox, they can receive additional treatment in an inpatient or outpatient facility. Inpatient care is a residential facility. The patient resides on-site and has access to medical staff, typical 24/7. In outpatient care, the patient is free to go home overnight after treatment, which is a good option for patients who can not take time off work or have young children care for at home. Both treatment options provide support and counseling that address the social, behavioral, and psychological obstacles related to substance addiction. [4]

The table below is a list of the number of treatment facilities in New Hampshire that offer each level of care:

Type of Care, by number and percent
Facilities
No. %
Outpatient 62 86.11%
Regular 60 83.33%
Intensive 18 25%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 5 6.94%
Detoxification 9 12.50%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 32 44.44%
Residential (non-hospital) 18 25%
Short Term 14 19.44%
Long Term 10 13.89%
Detoxification 6 8.33%
Hospital Inpatient 1 1.39%
Treatment 1 1.39%
Detoxification 1 1.39%
Total 72 100.00%

Paying for Withdrawal Treatment in New Hampshire

The most popular payment option for substance abuse treatment is with private or state health insurance. For patients without health insurance, treatment may seem inaccessible. Many uninsured patients in New Hampshire forgo professional treatment because of the cost [5]. Substance abuse treatment can be expensive. The average cost for outpatient treatment ranges from $3,000 to $10,000 for 90 days and inpatient care ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 for 30 days. [6]

Treatment facilities are either private or state-funded. Private facilities are the best choice for patients with employer-based health insurance or financial security. These facilities often have more amenities, greater diversity in treatment options, and a smaller staff-to-patient ratio. State-funded facilities are limited in the options they can offer. However, they offer accredited care for little to no cost. These facilities often have larger staff-to-patient ratios, limited funds, and waitlists.

To help New Hampshire fight substance abuse, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded federal grants to expand access to treatment in rural areas [13]. Many treatment facilities in New Hampshire qualify for the grant. The grant provides up to $1 million for medication-assisted treatment and about $250,000 for drug overdose data surveillance. In addition to the grant, New Hampshire allowed more people to qualify for Medicaid in combination with the Affordable Care Act. That expansion allowed more people to obtain health insurance [14].

State-Funded Rehab vs. Private Rehab in New Hampshire

Private treatment centers are the best option for patients that have health insurance. These facilities often offer a variety of amenities and a lower staff to patient ratio. The cost of addiction is mostly covered by many private insurances [7]. Uninsured patients can receive accredited treatment at a state-funded facility. These facilities offer low-cost treatment for substance abuse, and sometimes the treatment is free of charge for qualifying individuals. State-funded facilities are an attainable treatment option for those without health insurance.

Accredited care is offered at both private and state facilities. However, state facilities are reliant on grants or Medicaid reimbursement[8]. Furthermore, space is limited in state facilities and often a long waiting list for treatment. Patients must first qualify based on income and severity to receive treatment.

The table below lists the number of New Hampshire facilities by private non-profit, private for-profit, locally funded, state-funded, or federally funded.

Facility Operation, by number and percent
Facilities
No. %
Private Non-Profit 36 50%
Private for Profit 35 48.61%
Local, county, or community government 0 0.00%
State government 0 0.00%
Federal Government 1 1.39%
Tribal Government 0 0.00%
Total 72 100.00%

Regardless of your current health insurance status, there are many substance abuse treatment options in New Hampshire.

Private Detox and Withdrawal Treatment Insurance Coverage

The American Addiction center accepts many types of insurances. We are committed to helping anyone overcome their substance addiction, no matter their insurance or financial status. Fill out this form, or call our confidential helpline to check your insurance options. We can be reached at 1-888-935-1318.

Withdrawal Treatment Payment Options in New Hampshire

There are 72 substance abuse treatment facilities in New Hampshire. Of the 72 facilities, 67 accept private insurance, and many clinics offer alternative payment options. At least 41 clinics accept state-financed health insurance, and 36 accept federal military insurance plans.

The uninsured rate in New Hampshire is 5.1 percent, which is quite a bit below the national uninsurance average of 8 percent. [10] Regardless of your health insurance status, many treatment facilities in New Hampshire are willing to work with your financial situation to help you find an option you can afford.

The table below lists the typical payment methods used and how many New Hampshire facilities accept each payment type.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 71 98.61%
Private Health Insurance 67 93.06%
Medicare 30 41.67%
Medicaid 62 86.11%
State-financed Health insurance 41 56.94%
Federal military insurance 36 50%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 1 1.39%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 4 5.56%
Other payments 1 1.39%
Sliding fee scale 39 54.17%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 31 43.06%
Total 72 100.00%

About 93 percent of New Hampshire treatment facilities accept private insurance, 41.7 percent accept Medicare, and 86.1 percent accept Medicaid payments. For clients with lower income, 54.2 percent of the facilities use a sliding fee scale based on income, and 1.4 percent provide treatment at no charge or a minimal amount.

New Hampshire Withdrawal Treatment Center Accreditations

Choosing a treatment facility should not be solely based on insurance acceptance. Finding a facility that accepts your insurance is important, but accreditation status is equally important. An accredited facility uses nationally recognized standards and research-based practices in addiction medicine.

Fortunately, several governing bodies help ensure the quality of accreditation. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment of 2018 (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act standardizes how treatment and care are administered to patients. Any accredited facility through SUPPORT employs nationally recognized guidelines to ensure that every patient receives quality and uniform behavioral health care. [11]

In addition to SUPPORT, The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is another source you can use to help you find an accredited facility or practitioner. Also, the governing body that provides accreditation to service providers, known as the Joint Commission Accreditation for Addiction Treatment Providers (Joint Commission), is another source that can help you locate accredited providers. [12]

In the table below, you will find a list of 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
No. %
Any listed agency/organization 55 76.39%
State substance abuse agency 36 50%
State mental health department 14 19.44%
State department of health 31 43.06%
Hospital licensing authority 2 2.78%
The Joint Commission 3 4.17%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 24 33.33%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 1 1.39%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 0 0.00%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 0 0.00%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 1 1.39%
Total 72 100.00%

The State of New Hampshire has several reputable accredited providers. Over 76 percent of all facilities have some accreditation, and 50 percent are accredited state substance abuse agencies.

Find Withdrawal Treatment Today

At American Addiction Centers, our goal is to help people find treatment. If you still have questions, that’s okay. We can help. Give us a call on our confidential helpline and speak to one of our team members. We can be reached at 1-888-935-1318.


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[8] Meredith Watkins, “How to Find a State-Funded Rehabilitation Center,” American Addiction Centers, May 18, 2020, https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/state-funded.
[9] “Substance Abuse Services” Department of Human Services
Services https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Substance-Abuse.aspx
[10]Edward R. Berchick, Jessica C. Barnett, and Rachel D. Upton, “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018” US Census Bureau, November 2019, https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2019/demo/p60-267.pdf
[11] “Federal Laws Related to SAMHSA” SAMSA, April 2020, https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/laws-regulations
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[13] “HHS Awards over $35 million to Increase Access to High-Quality Health Care in Rural Communities,” HHS Press Office. https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/20/hhs-awards-over-35-million-to-increase-access-to-high-quality-health-care-in-rural-communities.html
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