Much of that reluctance can be attributed to the distorted thought process that accompanies the diseases of alcoholism and addiction, as well as the stigma that society still imposes on those who suffer. Many addicts and alcoholics think, “Why should I go to rehab? I can get up to speed on this. I'm sure I can leave it on my own. Why is that? Several reasons, mainly financial.
In general, addicts and alcoholics don't receive exactly the income needed to pay for a stay in a drug and alcohol treatment center. In many cases, they have lost their jobs, which means that any health insurance they might have had is gone, and any medical expenses, such as treatment costs, will have to be paid out of pocket.