How to Find Detox in Delaware

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Delaware’s substance abuse mortality rate is above the national average of 20.7 per 100,000. [2] The overdose mortality rate is 48 per 100,000 people in the “First State.” The rate is the equivalent of 435 people per 100,000 that perished due to an overdose in 2018. [1] Addiction and substance abuse have destroyed thousands of Delaware residents’ lives, but this trend does not have to continue. The American Addiction Centers is committed to helping Delaware citizens find treatment programs and payment advice to help you or a loved one overcome addiction.

Below, you will discover comprehensive information on treatment program options available in Delaware. Additionally, there is information on finding accredited programs and facilities and details on the type of payment options available for substance abuse addiction treatment. Together, we can bring healing and understanding to the citizens of Delaware who suffer from drug abuse.

Types of Rehab in Delaware

Successful recovery from drug addiction is a multi-step process. The first step is detoxification. The detox process removes the additional substance from the body and is typically done in an inpatient facility. [3] This step is necessary to remove the body’s dependence on the addictive substance. Once the addictive substance is removed, the mind and the body is ready for the next step.

However, detoxification is often stressful and painful. Fortunately, many clients offer a medically supervised detoxification program that alleviated stress and pain. Once the detox is complete, the patient will start receiving counseling to address the social, behavioral, and psychological issues related to substance addiction. [4]

Support and counseling services are offered in an inpatient or outpatient facility. In an inpatient facility, the patient lives on the premises and has access to medical staff day and night. In an outpatient setting, the patient attends counseling at the facility but still lives at home. The outpatient option allows the patient to fulfill work and family obligations and receives counseling. No matter which type you choose, both facility types offer counseling therapy to help you overcome addiction.

Listed below are the number of treatment facilities in Delaware that offer each level of care:

Type of Care, by number and percent
No. %
Outpatient 38 95.00%
Regular 37 92.50%
Intensive 21 52.50%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 5 12.50%
Detoxification 13 32.50%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 23 57.50%
Residential (non-hospital) 4 10.00%
Short Term 2 5.00%
Long Term 2 5.00%
Detoxification 1 2.50%
Hospital Inpatient 1 2.50%
Treatment 1 2.50%
Detoxification 1 2.50%
Total 40 100.00%

Cost of Rehab in Delaware

Affordability is the number one reason many without health insurance choose to forgo treatment in substance abuse facilities. [5] Getting substance abuse treatment can be expensive. The average costs for inpatient care range from $5,000 to $20,000 for 30 days. Outpatient care is less expensive, averaging from $3,000 to $10,000 for 90 days.[6] Most patients pay for substance abuse treatment with private or government health insurance.

Private facilities are the popular choice for those with health insurance to the diversity of services, many amenities, and lower patient-to-staff ratios. If you do not have insurance provided through an empower or financial severity, state-funded facilities are an affordable option to receive treatment. These facilities may not offer many amenities or have a low staff to patient ratio, but they are a viable option to get quality care for substance abuse. Through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Delaware expanded Medicaid eligibility to adults. [13] This expansion allows more individuals to qualify for state-funded insurance, giving them more access to quality treatment in substance abuse facilities.

Private & State-Funded Rehab in Delaware

Treatment facilities are either private or state-funded. Private facilities offer personalized care but are primarily funded by private health insurance, which covers nearly all the costs for treatment.[7] A state-funded facility will not provide as many amenities or diversity in treatment options due to limited funding. However, for patients without health insurance or financial security, a state-funded facility can help you overcome addiction for little to no cost.

State-funded facilities received grants and money from government-sponsored programs such as Medicare. Patients wishing to obtain treatment in a state-funded facility must qualify first due to limited funding. The qualification process is determined by an individual’s income and the severity of the addiction. [8] Severe cases are admitted first, and there is often a waiting list for treatment.

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

Facility Operation, by number and percent
No. %
Private Non-Profit 20 50.00%
Private for Profit 19 47.50%
Local, county, or community government 0 0.00%
State government 0 0.00%
Federal Government 1 2.50%
Tribal Government 0 0.00%
Total 40 100.00%

Regardless of your current health insurance status, there are many substance abuse treatment options in Delaware.
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Ways to Pay for Rehab in Delaware

There are 40 substance abuse treatment clinics in Delaware, and nearly all of them accept private insurance. At least 23 clinics accept state-financed health insurance, and 23 accept federal military insurance plans. Many of these facilities also offer other options for payment.

Delaware’s uninsured rate is 5.7 percent, which is slightly lower than the national uninsurance rate of 8 percent. [10] Many treatment facilities in Delaware have financial assistance programs in place to help you meet the expense of substance abuse care in their facility.

The table below lists the payment methods used and how many Delaware facilities accept each payment type are listed below.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 39 97.50%
Private Health Insurance 38 95.00%
Medicare 19 47.50%
Medicaid 38 95.00%
State-financed Health insurance 23 57.50%
Federal military insurance 23 57.50%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 0 0.00%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 1 2.50%
Other payments 0 0.00%
Sliding fee scale 30 75.00%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 15 37.50%
Total 40 100.00%

Exactly 95 percent of Delaware treatment centers accept private insurance, around 48 percent accept Medicare, and 95 percent accept Medicaid payments. For clients with lower income or uninsured patients, 75 percent of the facilities use a sliding fee scale based on income, and 37.5 percent provide treatment at no charge or a minimal amount.

Treatment Center Accreditation’s in Delaware

There are three central accrediting bodies for addiction treatment facilities. The first one is SUPPORT or The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment of 2018 for Patients and Communities Act.

  • SUPPORT, short for “The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment of 2018 for Patients and Communities Act” certifies that treatment and care administered to patients meets nationally recognized guidelines for quality and uniform behavioral health care. [11]
  • The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF will help you find an accredited facility or practitioner and evaluate addiction treatment in the U.S. and Canada facilities.
  • The Joint Commission Accreditation for Addiction Treatment Providers (Joint Commission) is the largest accrediting body for medical facilities and hospitals and is the second-largest substance abuse program.[12]

The table below lists 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 31 77.50%
State substance abuse agency 28 70.00%
State mental health department 15 37.50%
State department of health 16 40.00%
Hospital licensing authority 2 5.00%
The Joint Commission 12 30.00%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 15 37.50%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 0 0.00%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 5 12.50%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 0 0.00%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 0 0.00%
Total 40 100.00%

Many facilities in Delaware have accredited providers. Over 77 percent of all facilities have some accreditation, and 70 percent are certified state substance abuse agencies.

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