Selling the car to pay for drug rehabilitation

Your remaining assets

When someone decides they want to make a change and work to put an end to their addiction, one of their first concerns usually involves funding their substance abuse treatment. Before we go any further, congratulations! If you have decided that you are ready to put an end to your drug and alcohol abuse, this is a huge first step that you should be commended for. If the only thing left standing between you and drug rehab treatment is funding, it shouldn’t be. While you may not realise it, there are several options available to help you finance your treatment. Here’s a quick look at a few of the top options available.

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Loans from Loved Ones

It goes without saying that one of the easiest ways to pay for your rehab stay is to pay for it yourself in cash. Of course, not everyone has the resources, especially when you consider that drug and alcohol addiction services can be expensive. If paying in cash is not an option for you, it’s time to consider asking your family and friends for a loan. While your friends and family may have told you countless times that they will no longer give you money to help fund your habit, they may be willing to give if the money is going towards a good cause.

Yes, it may be difficult to ask, but it will help make you a stronger person. If you are afraid that people won’t give for fear that you will not use the money properly, suggest they give it directly to the drug rehab centre.

If this isn’t an option, don’t give up. There are still several alternatives available.


If you are lucky enough to have a bit of money saved up, this is one of the best things you could possibly use it for. While you may be afraid that you’ll be left with nothing once your treatment is complete, this may be a risk you want to take if it means that you will finally get clean. It’s a good idea to talk to a financial advisor before going this route.

Sell Your Assets

If you own a car or something else that could be sold for a reasonable amount of money, you may want to sell it and use it to fund your rehab. Once you are clean, you can work on regaining what you sold.

Rehab Program Financing

Many facilities do offer financing options, whether directly from the facility itself or from a third-party lender, to potential clients. Check out your financing options with potential treatment facilities and determine which one might work best for you.


There are drug and alcohol treatment centres that accept insurance. If you have health insurance, check with your provider to determine whether or not this is something they cover. If they do, ask what centres they may cover in your area. Then, focus your search on these centres.

By now, you have probably realised that there are financing options available for drug and alcohol treatment. Consider the options above and determine which one will work best for you.