Is Drug Rehab Tax Deductible?

Once you've made the decision to get help for your drug addiction, you only want to choose the best drug rehab program you can find. You have a lot of options, of course, but choosing the best means you'll have a higher probability of being successful. Even if your insurance covers some of your drug treatment costs, some people do find that they need to pay a coinsurance amount that's higher than they expect. The good news is that you can claim your drug treatment on your tax return, and so, it is tax deductible, as long as you itemize your deductions on Schedule A of your tax return, and check to ensure that it exceeds more than 7.5% of your AGI for that year.

Some, but not all of your drug treatment costs are able to be deducted, and the ones that are include:

  • Costs for an ambulance ride if you need to be transported via ambulance
  • X-rays or other types of diagnostic tests
  • Any hospital or nursing services that you require
  • Psychological treatment during your drug treatment
  • Any medical treatment that you need during drug rehab

Additional items may also be included, and it's best to check with a tax professional if you're not sure if a particular type of treatment is tax deductible.

The reason why your drug rehab is tax deductible in most cases is because the IRS considers addiction to be an illness or disease, which is what it is classified as in the medical community. This should help to put your mind at ease regarding paying for your drug rehab.

If you're in need of addiction treatment, here at Northpoint Recovery, we want you to know that we're here for you. Our qualified and caring staff members are on hand to answer any questions that you might have, and we can even identify your out of pocket costs before you even become a patient.

If you would like more information about getting drug treatment at Northpoint Recovery, we'd like to talk with you. Please contact us today.