Most states provide funding for addiction and substance abuse treatment centers that accept clients with no income or no insurance at no cost. These programs sometimes have waiting lists, and you must meet certain criteria before becoming eligible for free services. Most states require the following:
- Official residency within that state
- Proof of no income or no insurance
- Proof of an addiction and an immediate need for intervention
Once the state has found that you meet all necessary requirements, different levels of treatment may be offered. Available free detox services can be found by contacting your state mental health or substance abuse agency. SAMHSA maintains a database of all state agencies, including contact information. You can also find detox centers near you by using SAMHSA’s treatment facility locator. Your state substance abuse agency can tell you which providers provide free treatment services.