How to Find Detox in Nebraska

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The substance abuse crisis is currently sweeping across the U.S. Incidentally, Nebraska has one of the lowest drug overdose mortality rates in the country at 7.4 per 100,000 people. This rate equals 138 people per 100,000 that died due to a drug overdose in 2018. [1] Although Nebraska’s substance abuse mortality rate is lower than the national rate of 20.7 per 100,000, this trend doesn’t have to continue. [2] If you or a loved one suffers from an addiction, the American Addiction Centers is dedicated to helping you find affordable and effective substance abuse treatment.

You will find valuable information on treatment program options available in Nebraska and how to find accredited programs and facilities on this page. We have also put together details on the type of payment options available for substance abuse addiction treatment. Together, we can bring addiction healing to the citizens of Nebraska who suffer from drug abuse.

Addiction Treatment Options in Nebraska

For successful drug addiction recovery, a patient must first undergo detoxification. This process is typically done in an inpatient facility. Detoxification is the process of removing the addictive substance from the body. [3] This step breaks the body’s dependency on the substance, leaving the body and brain ready to recover from the addiction.

When a patient undergoes this process, it can be stressful and, sometimes, painful. However, it’s a necessary step that must be taken before the patient can enter a long term counseling program. To make the process less stressful, many facilities use a medically supervised detox. After detox, the patient enters into counseling to address the social, behavioral, and psychological issues related to substance addiction. [4]

Patients receive counseling and support in an inpatient or outpatient facility. For those with family obligations or who lack personal leave time from their employer, an outpatient client is the best option. In outpatient care, the patient does not live at the facility during treatment. Whereas, in an inpatient facility, the patient lives on site and has access to medical staff 24/7. Regardless of what type you choose, the counseling therapy offered at both facilities will help you overcome addiction.

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

Type of Care, by number and percent
No. %
Outpatient 98 79.03%
Regular 97 78.23%
Intensive 42 33.87%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 4 3.23%
Detoxification 3 2.42%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 11 8.87%
Residential (non-hospital) 40 32.26%
Short Term 18 14.52%
Long Term 28 22.58%
Detoxification 8 6.45%
Hospital Inpatient 3 2.42%
Treatment 3 2.42%
Detoxification 3 2.42%
Total 124 100.00%

How much is Rehab in Nebraska?

Substance abuse treatment is expensive. It’s the main reason why patients without health insurance or financial security choose to forgo treatment.[5] Treatment costs average 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. [6] The most popular payment method is with private insurance through an employer or with state-issued insurance such as Medicaid.

Patients with health insurance will often choose private treatment facilities. These treatment centers offer more services, lower patient-to-staff ratios, and greater diversity in treatments. State-funded facilities are viable options for patients without health insurance or state-funded insurance. These facilities do not offer as many amenities, but they still provide quality care.
To help lower-income citizens pay for treatment, Nebraska expanded Medicaid coverage with the Affordable Care Act. This expansion allowed more people to qualify for state-funded health insurance, including adults through age 64 with income up to 138 percent of the poverty level [13].

State-Funded Rehab & Private Rehab in Nebraska

All treatment facilities are state-funded or private. Patients with health insurance will obtain personalized care in a private treatment center. And, their health insurance will mostly cover all of their treatment costs. [7] State-funded facilities also offer quality care but have limited amenities due to funding. However, for patients without health insurance, a state-funded facility is an affordable option to receive care.

Grants and money from government programs such as Medicare typically fund State-funded facilities. To receive treatment, the patient must apply and qualify for treatment. Due to the limited funding and qualification process, there is often a waiting list. Patients are treated based on income and the severity of their substance addiction. [8].

The table below lists the number of Nebraska 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 76 61.29%
Private for Profit 26 20.97%
Local, county, or community government 7 5.65%
State government 2 1.61%
Federal Government 5 4.03%
Tribal Government 8 6.45%
Total 124 100.00%

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

Ways to Pay for Rehab in Nebraska

There are 124 substance abuse treatment clinics in Nebraska, and 96 of them accept private insurance. At least 64 clinics accept state-financed health insurance, and 65 accept federal military insurance plans. Many of these facilities also offer other options for payment.

Nebraska’s uninsured rate is 8.3 percent, which is slightly higher than the national uninsurance rate of 8 percent. [10] Many treatment facilities in Nebraska 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 Nebraska facilities accept each payment type are listed below.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 110 88.71%
Private Health Insurance 96 77.42%
Medicare 43 34.68%
Medicaid 100 80.65%
State-financed Health insurance 64 51.61%
Federal military insurance 65 52.42%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 3 2.42%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 22 17.74%
Other payments 2 1.61%
Sliding fee scale 78 62.90%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 58 46.77%
Total 124 100.00%

About 77 percent of Nebraska treatment centers accept private insurance, around 35 percent accept Medicare, and about 80 percent accept Medicaid payments. For clients with lower income or uninsured patients, 62.9 percent of the facilities use a sliding fee scale based on income, and 46.8 percent provide treatment at no charge or a minimal amount.

Treatment Center Accreditations in Nebraska

At a minimum, substance abuse treatment centers must meet state licensure requirements. However, quality addiction treatment facilities will also undergo the process of accreditation. When a treatment center is accredited, the facility and staff have undergone a series of assessments to obtain affirmation from the agency that provides the certification. An accredited facility ensures that the treatment professionals and staff are dedicated to the highest standard of care.

Several agencies supervise the accreditation process for treatment facilities and providers. The process to obtain accreditation is time-consuming and expensive for a rehabilitation center. To receive accreditation, the agency will examine a facility’s staff, programs, client care, operations, and policies to ensure it meets the standards set for by the agency and remains in compliance with privacy laws.

There are three central accrediting bodies for addiction treatment facilities:

  • The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment of 2018 for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT) 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) 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 104 83.87%
State substance abuse agency 87 70.16%
State mental health department 42 33.87%
State department of health 62 50.00%
Hospital licensing authority 9 7.26%
The Joint Commission 32 25.81%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 57 45.97%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 1 0.81%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 9 7.26%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 0 0.00%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 2 1.61%
Total 124 100.00%

Many facilities in Nebraska have accredited providers. Over 83 percent of all facilities have some accreditation, and 70.2 percent are accredited state substance abuse agencies.