How to Find Detox in Oklahoma

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Addiction is a disease that plagues nearly six percent or 161,000 Oklahoma residents over the age of 18. About 83 percent of those in need of addiction treatment deal with alcohol addiction, and the other 17 percent struggle with other types of drug addiction, such as opioids.[1]

The good news is that it’s never too late to reclaim your life and get back on track.

Addiction treatment is a proven and effective method to dramatically improve your quality of life and achieve sobriety.[2] While change doesn’t happen overnight, a proper team of healthcare professionals can help you become sober and keep you sober until you’ve mastered the tools to conquer temptation.

If you want to acquire the tools to achieve sobriety, this guide will help you find, evaluate, and select the ideal treatment for your condition.

Types of Rehab Available in Oklahoma

As you begin your search for an effective addiction treatment program, it’s important to realize that not everyone experiences addiction the same way. Just as treatment for a disease like cancer is personalized to each patient’s needs, addiction treatment also varies from patient to patient.

Therefore, start by considering whether you should try inpatient or outpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab offers around-the-clock support as you’ll live at the facility and attend meetings, classes, and therapy on the campus.

The drawback of inpatient rehab is that you won’t be able to work or attend family during this time as you’ll live on the campus 24/7, though the good news is that these programs usually last between 30 and 90 days. Given that the program is a shorter time period, the success rates may be higher for inpatient rehab, as some estimates show that up to 70 percent of people drop out of rehab after six months.[3]

However, outpatient rehab is a highly effective treatment solution depending on your situation and the program you select. In fact, a study of addicts that completed outpatient programs appropriate for their situation demonstrated a significant reduction in alcohol use. The study concluded that an appropriate intensive outpatient treatment program is just as effective as an inpatient program.[4]

Outpatient programs vary drastically in both duration and intensity, with some requiring just a few hours per week and others expecting several hours of daily therapy. You might be a good candidate for outpatient rehab if:

Once you choose a program, your first step will be detoxification.

Detoxification cleans your system so that you can work on retraining your mind to enjoy sobriety. However, you’ll likely experience withdrawal symptoms during this stage.

Therefore, whether you choose inpatient or outpatient rehab, be sure the facility offers a detoxification program or can connect you with one.

Studies show that outpatient detox is equally as effective as inpatient detox for people with mild to moderate addiction. The study also revealed that the cost of detoxification for inpatient programs ranges from $3,319 to $3,665, while outpatient programs range from $175 to $388.[6]

Nonetheless, it’s essential to speak with a healthcare professional before making a decision. While most withdrawal symptoms include cravings, headaches, and other unpleasantries, some withdrawal symptoms are more dangerous.

For example, delirium tremens (DT) is a severe withdrawal symptom that can be life-threatening. A patient with DT may exhibit hallucinations, seizures, and general disorientation. While it’s only apparent in about three to five percent of all cases (typically chronic substance users), it is quite serious, with a mortality rate of 37 percent if left untreated.[7]

The first signs of DTs begin about 48 hours after the last substance ingestion and can last for up to five days.

Therefore, it’s important to undergo the detoxification process with medical professionals nearby.

Fortunately, regardless of whether you want an inpatient or outpatient program, there are a total of 200 addiction treatment centers in Oklahoma, making it easy to find the perfect program nearby. About 84 percent of those are outpatient centers, and 21.5 percent are inpatient centers with detoxification options for both types. Some hospitals in Oklahoma also offer addiction treatment and detoxification programs. For a full breakdown, see the table below:

Type of Care, by number and percent
No. %
Outpatient 168 84.00%
Regular 165 82.50%
Intensive 65 32.50%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 11 5.50%
Detoxification 18 9.00%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 37 18.50%
Residential (non-hospital) 43 21.50%
Short Term 21 10.50%
Long Term 38 19.00%
Detoxification 8 4.00%
Hospital Inpatient 8 4.00%
Treatment 4 2.00%
Detoxification 8 4.00%
Total 200 100.00%

Oklahoma Treatment Center Accreditations

Now that you have an idea of what you might want (or at least some entry-level questions), it’s time to find a treatment facility.

If you’d prefer to speak with someone on the phone, you can start by calling ReachOut at 800-522-9054. This is a confidential statewide toll-free number answered 24 hours a day and their experts can help you move in the right direction. However, if you prefer to search online, a reputable source that will show you addiction treatment near your location is[9]

Once you have a few options, be sure that they are credible.

Addiction treatment is expensive, making it a prime target for scammers and fraud. Therefore, even if the facility appears to be real and has a website, that doesn’t mean that it is a real treatment center. In fact, even if it is a real treatment center, it may not provide the quality care you need.

To avoid scams, check that reputable agencies accredit the facility. An accredited facility means that its staff, grounds, and program have been inspected and approved by a third-party organization.

For example, one of the most popular accreditors is the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), with about 73 percent of all facilities carrying accreditations from them.

Another great organization is the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). About 49 percent of facilities in Oklahoma earned accreditation from them, and while they aren’t a government agency, they are still one of the most reputable third party organizations.

You can see a full list of all accreditation organizations below:

Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent
No. %
Any listed agency/organization 182 91.00%
State substance abuse agency 147 73.50%
State mental health department 132 66.00%
State department of health 48 24.00%
Hospital licensing authority 8 4.00%
The Joint Commission 31 15.50%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 98 49.00%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2 1.00%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 5 2.50%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 0 0.00%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 7 3.50%
Total 200 100.00%

Ways to Pay for Rehab in Oklahoma

While addiction treatment in Oklahoma is expensive, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t affordable options for those in need.

Here’s a look at all the payment options available, beginning with the most standard ones and ending with several that are very low cost or even free.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 158 79.00%
Private Health Insurance 112 56.00%
Medicare 63 31.50%
Medicaid 147 73.50%
State-financed Health insurance 90 45.00%
Federal military insurance 67 33.50%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 10 5.00%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 47 23.50%
Other payments 1 0.50%
Sliding fee scale 105 52.50%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 126 63.00%
Total 200 100.00%

First, look at your health insurance. About 56 percent of addiction treatment centers in Oklahoma accept private health insurance, making it the second most widely accepted form of payment. In addition, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now requires private health insurance to cover addiction treatment, and addiction is no longer considered a pre-existing condition.

However, if you don’t have private health insurance, you may qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid is the most widely accepted form of addiction payment in Oklahoma (73.5 percent accept it), and it will pay the costs of addiction for you. It’s easy to acquire if you qualify, so if you’re single and make under $17,000 annually or a couple that makes under $23,000 annually, check out their website. [10]

Another great option for those 65 and older is Medicare. It is similar to Medicaid and accepted by about 31.5 percent of Oklahoma addiction facilities, so be sure to check it out.

State-Funded Rehab & Private Rehab in Oklahoma

If you still worry that you won’t be able to afford treatment, you may be eligible for a state-funded treatment facility.

Oklahoma’s government supports State-funded treatment facilities, and according to ODMHSAS, “those who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits, those who have no insurance, or those who have used all the benefits allowed by their insurance policies may qualify for fully state-supported services.”

Therefore, don’t lose hope if you can’t afford treatment as there will be an option. Simply call ODMHSAS to see what options are available.

While state-funded facilities may have a waiting list, they are still held to the same standards as privately funded facilities.

The main difference between state-funded and privately funded facilities is that a privately funded facility may have nicer amenities or a wider variety of therapies.

Nonetheless, you can rest assured that you’ll receive quality care regardless of your situation. You can see a full breakdown of state vs. private facilities in Oklahoma here:

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 390 93.30%
Private Health Insurance 277 66.27%
Medicare 158 37.80%
Medicaid 281 67.22%
State-financed Health insurance 196 46.89%
Federal military insurance 162 38.76%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 9 2.15%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 8 1.91%
Other payments 6 1.44%
Sliding fee scale 234 55.98%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 158 37.80%
Total 418 100.00%

Finding Addiction Treatment in Oklahoma

If you have the desire to improve your life, there are plenty of resources available to help you get back on your feet. The only thing standing between you and recovery is yourself. Take this opportunity to reach out to one of our professionals at and start your journey today.