How to Start a Drug Rehab Business?

Private and public drug rehab facilities are in demand as many people find solace in legal/illegal things.

So, if you are thinking of opening this kind of business to be able to treat humankind, you must know how to start it.

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Owning a Rehab Business

Starting a rehab business is not as difficult as you may think. However, there are many things that you need to do to be successful in this type of business. This is because you will deal with exceptional people needing personal attention. You will need a lot of experience in detoxification as well as in the addiction sections to be able to succeed. Also, you will need great preparation, excellent research, and an eye for sophisticated medical and support staffers if you want to achieve your goal.

Additional Tips to Launch this Business

Determine the types, philosophies, sizes, and approaches used by other drug rehabilitation centers in your area to know whether your space can still accommodate another facility. Contact your state and local authorities to ensure which permits and licenses are necessary for you to open your business. Be sure that your area is zoned for this kind of treatment facility. If required, get permission to refurbish or build your site and appear at hearings.

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Prepare a good business plan and a well-designed project to approach local government and the federal state for funding. Secure, fill up, and submit grant applications with all the backup documents needed to obtain financing from the government. Remember that different grantors may provide you with funds for a specific type of expenditure, like for construction or purchases only. Find in-kind donations, such as equipment and furniture from furniture or medical companies, to decrease the items you may need to buy to furnish and equip your facility.

Hire necessary staff such as medical staff, clerical staff, janitorial workers, managers, and administrators (for insurance claims). Work on policies, guidelines, protocols, and others. Apply for certifications and accreditations from associations of drug rehab-focused professionals so that your business can meet different patients, personnel, industry, and other requirements needed for the application of funding as well as benefits for good-standing rehab centers.

Then, advertise your business through print ads, physicians, and even websites devoted to helping those abusers find treatments and detox services in your area. You can also appear at community groups to inform people about your business so that they can tell their friends, colleagues, and acquaintances about your business.

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  • Meg Furman said on August 31, 2012
    Hi seeking information on day treatment centers in Virginia. Brother in law has some capital that he would be willing to invest for the right opportunity. I am a registered ED nurse/nurse manager who has some contacts in the Behavioral health area. Please feel free to contact me by phone at 540 729-5251
  • Garry Larabee beginner adviser said on September 17, 2012
    Response to @Meg Furman: Hi Meg, I'm a consultant in Orange County CA, who provides services to start-up rehabs and quality improvement assessment programs to existing substance abuse treatment centers. I have over 10 years in the business of administration, knowledgeable with State Licensing and CARF accreditation with residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment programs, including sober living settings. To give you an example of what the admission fees are in this part of town; $10,000 - $30,000 for a 28-day stay. Day treatment (partial hospitalization) typically costs about $500 per day. The business is profitable and very much needed. We're dealing with a demand that continues to rise and has a devastating affect our families, communities, and workplaces, just to name a few. Many residential treatment rehabs here in Southern California started as sober recovery homes that relied on community-based 12-Step Self-Help groups. On the other hand, treatment involves bringing together a small team of addiction/mental health professionals consisting of a physician familiar with addiction, maybe an RN, a MFT, and Licensed/Certified Substance Abuse Counselors. The latest addition to the treatment team are nutritionists, yoga and meditation instructors, physical fitness and wellness instructors. The more diversified your team, the more effective your program. Finally, a program addiction psychiatrist will make your program capable of treating dual diagnosis patients. These days we're seeing more depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders in the diagnosis of our patients. Once your program has been established, then consider applying with major health insurance organizations for stable income. Cash-pay admissions tend to fluctuate with the economy. Lastly, location does tend to have an influence on getting the addict to agree to treatment. Going to the beach communities of Southern California for treatment may be the last bit of information needed in an intervention on a reluctant addict. - Garry Larabee, RAS,CSC,CCDS || Health Care Consultant

  • Garry Larabee beginner adviser said on September 17, 2012
    Meg or anyone interested in starting their own rehab in Southern California may contact me at Garry Larabee, RAS, CSC, CCDS || Health Care Consultant

  • Gary Webb said on October 2, 2012
    I currently live in Florence ky. But I'm following my dream and will be trying to opening my own in-house rehab facility for ppl who are on parole or probation. I would love to be able to help the inmates who don't have any place to parole out to. While they are there i wanna put them through a Life Skills Class that i taught to inmates through the prison ministry.
  • vital said on October 27, 2012
    I was thinking of opening my own centre for people dealing with compulsive behaviors and addictions. I'm located in London
  • kishor said on December 9, 2012
    what are the legal requirements to open de-addiction centre and rehab.
  • Ginette Di Domenico said on December 14, 2012
    I am a dreamer, but would like to open a rehab home/farm in the outskirts of Seattle. I am a year a way from being a Psych nurse practitioner and would want to use horses/dogs/gardening in rehab.
  • chris harper said on January 6, 2013
    i currently own a home next to my house and it is empty. i also have acreage with it. I would love to start a alcohol and drug rehab house with it. I really don't know where to start. i would only do it if it is a 100% Christian rehab facility.
  • Jim CLYBURN said on January 11, 2013
  • Tammy pocknett said on January 15, 2013
    Hi I am interested in starting a rehab home in so. California. I do not know where to start. Is there a need? If the market saturated? Please help
  • Cfoster said on February 9, 2013
    Is there anyone in the Atlanta, or surrounding counties that can assist me in flushing out ideas about starting a drug/alcohol/mental health home in my area. If so, please contact, thanks
  • van terry said on March 12, 2013
    greetings i believe it's my calling to help and give back to the community by starting a drug rehab here in baltimore city and i will if it be GOD will but i am going to do my best to make it happen. anyone that can help me get started call me at 443-610-5352 to God be the glory and no one else!
  • Dari Pugh said on March 17, 2013
    Meg, where are you in VA? I have 40 acres in southside va and am planning to open a residential treatment facility. If you're interested, hit me back.
  • Susan H said on April 10, 2013
    I am very interested in opening a men's treatment/half-way facility in Southwestern Wisconsin. Frankly, I would want a management company to collaborate with me, as the logistics would prevent me to have 100% hands on participation. I would prefer to open a Christian based facility, since my family has been blessed by the grace of God. The site is also located near a men's correctional institution in New Lisbon, WI. You may contact me:
  • Melissa said on April 18, 2013
    Hello, I have been wanting to open a residential rehabilitation facility in my area for a couple of years now, but I have no business experience or funds. I know that there is a gap but, also a need for a facility in my area. If anyone is willing to volunteer their time and experience in helping me with this project, I would be grateful if you could contact me. My area is in South Wales, United Kingdom. Thank you.
  • Dr. Beatrice Byalugaba said on May 3, 2013
    I am a Tanzanian with - MD, MPH MBA qualifications and planning to start a Rehab center in Tanzania. Looking for partners. Regards Beatrice
  • Dachelle Turner said on May 19, 2013
    @Chris Harper I am interested in working with you. What state are you located in? Please Email me at
  • Gerhard Spangenberg said on May 30, 2013
    Good day, my name is Gerhard Spangenberg, I live in Cape Town South Africa. My wife as well as myself want to open a drug rehabilitation center, which is in huge demand here. I would like to get more information on how to start it all up and how to get the finances to do something like this? It is a beautiful part of the world and I tend to think that it would be so successful for everybody involved. I would like to hear from people that have experience with the above mentioned.
  • stella mulira said on June 5, 2013
    Stella from Uganda.Am planning to start this year a rehabilitation center(2013). Jam in need of people who have the same dream to partner with me. Please call +256701092222/+256782507686
  • Nicole Kinzer said on June 14, 2013
    I am a recovering addict with almost 8 years clean and sober. I would like to start a rehab center and would need any information on regulations in Southern WV. I will have my masters for LPC in May 2014, I also have an art degree and would like to focus on art therapy.
  • Zahed Abdool said on June 17, 2013
    Hi. I am a medical doctor from South Africa. I am keen on opening up a detox / rehabilitation centre. Any advise on how to go about starting this centre?
    @Gerhard spangenberg, Kindly contact me at as I am also based in south Africa and we could probably help each other.
  • IRENE said on June 27, 2013
    Hi, i studied PR, executive coaching, worked in emergency medical centre for 15yrs as supervisor. In the study of my daily incidents statistics. I learned 85% of incidents emanates from drugs and alcohol abuse. I did a lot counseling and coaching, home visits voluntarily. I personally feel that's not enough because in my area we dont even have rehab centre. I'm passionate about changing peoples life's for the best and self realization. I have good relations with my local psychiatrist who can assist medically. All i need is funding as i already have a comprehensive plan. Any one with good heart to invest in this project may contact me on the ff no:078 603 5181.I am based in vaal, jhb south. Regards
  • gregory b said on June 28, 2013
    i have what i believe is a much better way to rehabilitate those with addiction problems. just dont know how to get started with very little money. however i'm confident my idea WILL be more effective than normal treatment
  • Victoria said on July 9, 2013
    Hello, I want to start a treatment center for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Virginia I don't know were to begin can any one help or have experience in starting or running a treatment center you can email me at Thank You
  • Mia voelz said on July 14, 2013
    Hi, I Would Like to start a rehab facility in Fresno,CA. I have Some funding as well as a business degree from an accredited college. I am very passionate about helping others and can relate to all kinds of drug and alcohol users due to my family history of addicts. If you have any medical experience with drug rehabs and would like to partner up or talk about some Business options please contact me at
  • Trish said on July 18, 2013
    @Nicole Kinzer, I am in Northern WV and have been thinking with several people working on it, this might be a more manageable project. I am focused on the success in holistic addiction recovery. I am currently training in Yoga instruction and researching the benefits of whole foods, yoga, and meditation in addicts. Congratulations on so long in successful recovery!
  • Cindy said on July 24, 2013
    My family and I are interested in opening a drug rehab facility in the Northern Kentucky area which is now facing a heroin epidemic. We own property in an ideal location for such a facility. There is a lack of rehab facilities in our area so the need is there. We would need start up funding/grants/etc. to build our facility. We need direction as to where to begin.
  • Phedeline Nicholas said on August 2, 2013
    My family and I are interested in opening a Holistic Christian Rehab Home. We own a 5.6 acres farm land which we think is ideal for such facility. The land is part commercial, and part residential. A house with 6 bedrooms, 4 full showers including 2 wheel chair accessible showers and ramps is on the property. It was licensed as a Community Living Arrangement home. We need directions as to how to start/how to bring our dreams into reality, as we see the demands for more Holistic Rehabilitation. We will need start up funding/grants etc to build a large swimming pool for therapy, exercise facility/equipment and a running/track
  • seetan said on August 4, 2013
    I am trying to start a Drug and alcohol treatment center business in Denver, Colorado. I do not know where to start and most importantly I am trying to write a business plan for it but there are not much information out there to start the business plan. Regards
  • Alan turner said on August 9, 2013
    I'm in recovery now only four months of my life long journey after using for over 31years daily. I'm 48 years old. I'm a design professional. I recently completed 45 day residential treatment followed by ninty day. iOp treatment. Non 12step program. I completed a cat based program and now believe I was using to numb the pain of my childhood abandonment coupled by my alcoholic parents. I have discovered happiness for the first time in my life. Although a new emotion for myself. The feeling of being in my integrity my head combined with my heart. Is amazing and is why I willing to continue down this road. I have a Hugh vision - dream which needs to be developed into reality. It's all beyond me and I'm a willing participant in doing so. Utah is the place. I have found a 78 acre existing commercially zoned ranch. Which has a 16 bedroom room . each two queen beds. And in dependent full baths. Commercial kitchen. Large gathering rooms. Dining room. Horse stables. Built in 1999. In a local national forest. The vision of the ranch is to help past. Present and future generations. Families heal from addiction and live a thriving life . I want to developer additional lodges for high profile clients who wish to remain anonymous in there recovery.

    The ranch will feature a professional detox component. In residential. Treatment Ranch component. Equine therapy. Canine therapy. Ropes course. Community organic growing. Based on a cbt format
    IOp. Program
    GOP. Program
    Teen. Program
    A working ranch. living component. Sober living component And. A alumni. Aftercare component. Other sections of the ranch will be used for sober camping groups. Aa retreats. Etc. Help. Help help. I would welcome any support in this large endeavor. Looking also for investors and professionals for help with getting this vision to reality. Please contact myself at 8012306447.

    I could use input. Resources for business planning. Guidance on what is required to license the ranch to meet the requirements of the state of Utah. And federal Government. Any grant money's. anything to make this a model for success. All in the spirit of helping others out on this journey called life. God bless us all. Sober Alan. 120 days.
  • STACI Webb said on August 9, 2013
    I live in Northern CA and am in the beginning stages of opening/planning a residential house. we have a pretty good start up fund going and would consider a partner. Let me know if you are serious and interested in doing this in Placer County.
  • alex ayala said on August 25, 2013
    I'm in the beginning stages of opening a durg detox facility. I already own 5 sober houses and think this is the next step. I an located in long island ny. I am looking for experienced people that have completed a detox facility for help with the process and i'm willing to pay them for the help. Thank you
  • FRANCIS said on August 27, 2013
    Am francis a graduate in community psychology with 3yrs experience in handling many social, psychological and physical i want to open up health care and rehabilitation clinic here in kampala uganda,mainly focusing on drug and alcohal problems and strictly 100% christian based. any one to help me on how to start and mobilising funds, please email me on
  • Rob Ryberg said on September 15, 2013
    @alex ayala Email me, lets talk, I'm interested in working with you. Rob Ryberg
  • Chris Gower said on September 16, 2013
    Hi Alex I have completed an alcohol detox and really looking to get into this area of work, I am based in the UK but looking for a change of life for myself and family. If this sounds okay you can email me on or if anyone else interested feel free to get in touch
  • Kristin said on October 15, 2013
    I would like to look into starting a long term rehabilitation center near Columbus Ohio. We have a great need for rehab and mental health services here and every thing we currently have has an incredible waiting period. I am finishing my last year in school for my BS in Allied Health and would love to help this great need in our community. Email with any help/ information you may have Thank you, Kristin
  • Sarla gupta said on October 15, 2013
    I want to open drug and alcohol rehab center. My place is in Mumbai Maharashtra state India.area of building is 10000 sq feet. I want to know what are the legal requirements to open such center. And basic facilities required? Thanks Sarla Gupta
  • Alla said on October 23, 2013
    I am interested in opening a detox/rehab center in NJ or RA area need info on starting and getting funding please help, feel free to email me at, any sound advise is greatly appreciated. Thanks
  • Vuyo said on October 31, 2013
    Hi Am looking for dedicated,passionate people to start a Small rehab Centre in South Africa please contact me so we can save the teenagers in our countries. +27736535803
  • Diane said on November 2, 2013
    my interest is women to help them find there self worth and self value I'm looking to open up a women home where these women can get there life back on track but also get there children back and placed in a better environment thin where they have been i am a women who once lived in that life style of mental and fiscal abuse that drugs and alcohol and prostitution had offered me and it was a life of shame and disrespect for self so now that iv been clean and sober i want to offer back to the women what it takes to be clean and to be a better women in society for them selves and there family and community in Fresno ca, is where i want to start this up in i have a plain and a vision
  • Melissa said on November 9, 2013
    Hello, I am doing research presently. I have managed a transitional rooming house for 25 years and work with mentally ill along with drug and alcohol addicts. I have interest in opening up either or A. A Christian drug rehab center or a half way home for new release prisoners on a small ranch located in Las Vegas Nevada. Please contact me with any insight advise or help that you may offer.
  • gladys Chania said on November 10, 2013
    Am in Kenya after relocating from USA, i have already started a Rehab for Alcohol and Drug abuse, what i now need is financial support to learn the programs since many patients cant afford though willing to change.ANYONE WHO WOULD WANT TO PARTNER OR OFFER ASSISTANCE IN ANY WAY OF SPONSORSHIP IS WELCOME. BASED IN THIKA 40KM FROM NAIROBI
  • Amy Locher said on November 12, 2013
    I plan to use my broken past and interesting history as a tool to make a difference for someone else. I turned my life around August 9,2010. I am completely abstinent of all drugs and alcohol. I just recently earned a degree in art concentrating in psychology with hopes of using it in drug/alcohol abuse counseling. It is my dream to use my history and education to better my life, ultimately enabling me to live my full potential. Living my full potential is an everyday goal! I have come to a new appreciation for my history and would love the opportunity to share my hope and joy with others. Giving back what has been so graciously been given to me is what inspires me to keep moving moving forward!
  • Jessie said on November 15, 2013
    I am in the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. I still have a year and half left. Once, I finish my program, I would be able to provide psychotherapy and prescribe medication. I would be interested in opportunities to partner or work with someone, who is in the rehab business.
  • jj said on December 1, 2013
    We are developing a program here in utah . We have consulted with a doctor of oriental medicine and developed an herbal formulation that relieves opiate with drawl symptoms. We have had a lot of success with getting people off of opiates naturally and in a very short time. We are seeking capital investment to launch this nationally if there are any serious investors out there that want to help with a very effective program please contact me @ 435 503 5904
  • james Jaddah said on December 3, 2013
    My name is James Jaddahsr. I am the former director of the Drug Enforcement Agency in Liberia west Africa. Liberia just came out of 15 years of civil war. During the war in Liberia drugs was used to execute the war. Liberia was used for transshipment of drugs to the western world and still been used. children were druged by their senior officer to be brave to fight. about 65 percent of the youth in Liberia are still using drugs. there is no drug treatment or rehabilitation center in Liberia. I want to help establish a rehabilitation center in Liberia. I am in search of an assistance. please any one who have an idea should please contact me by my e mail.
  • pieter said on December 8, 2013
    We are situated in George on the Garden Route in South Africa We have an in house facility for the past 4 years Being Christian base does not fly well with authorities because they only understand psychiatric treatment and 12 step programs as been effective Although we have proved them wrong in many instances they continue on the same trend allowing people with money to open the so called "professional" homes Ask the people that come from these places what is really happening there . If God made us in His image then all we can do is to restore back to His image
  • Elle said on December 9, 2013
    I am looking to start a substance abuse center and would like anyone that has a consultant that I can use for my policy etc
  • Sharree said on January 3, 2014
    I am interested in opening a Recovery House in Hopkinsville, Kentucky! I would like to provide detox services, Rehab Placement Assistance, Post-Rehab Transition Preparation, GED Preparation and Testing, Job Skills Training, and a Mentoring Program. I would like for my facility to serve as a liaison for clients who have detoxed at my facility, and awaiting admission into a Rehab Facility, while providing clients with the support needed to maintain sobriety as they wait for admission into a Rehab facility.
  • Sharree said on January 3, 2014
    In addition, I have no business experience, per say! I am an educator with approximately ten years teaching experience, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education, a Masters degree in School Administration, and a Principal Eligibility. Where do I begin, as far as opening a Recovery Facility, preferably, home-based! I would appreciate any guidance or input in regards to my vision! I can be reached at (270) 350-3432. Please call me with suggestions! Thanks in advance! Sharree
  • Mpho K said on January 6, 2014
    I would like to start rehabilitation centre around must a home-based facility,
  • Jaron said on January 20, 2014
    Hello, I used to be a successful personal trainer/fitness director and very good with sales and customer service. I will also have my associates in applied science for behavior and chemical dependency. I have also received my certification from the TASC program. My dream is to establish my own business that combines addiction counseling with a fitness gym. Is this worth considering? If so, what would be my first step to get my foot in the door?
  • Mary Gacheru said on February 1, 2014
    Hello, I am a Registered Nurse in kenya having also qualified as a Psychological counselor with much experience. I am also an addiction counselor having undertaken Certification Programme with NAADAC and would like to start an alcohol and substance Abuse rehabilitation Centre on my one Acre Land. For now i am looking for a development Partner to assist me with Bringing up an infrastructure. Kindly come out and team up with me. Thank you,
  • gaurav channy said on February 10, 2014
    I have a fully functional rehab centre in India, Thane, near Mumbai. i have been running my rehab for the past 10 years now. i am looking for partnerships/collaborations with international rehab centers to improve the existing infrastructure and provide a world class treatment. kindly contact me on
  • Gabriel Chavez said on February 17, 2014
    562 202 221 us 50689114083CR looking for partnership and/or advice to open a rehab center in Atenas Costa Rica (best climate in the world' Nat Geographic"), have property with acreage and lots of room open spaces views, I think would be great for a rehab center, I'm knowledgeable and savvy as far getting permits and navigating costa ricas' business permits and legal mumble jumble, but I will like to run a quality american certified facility and get the right people and right collaboration as far as running a successful center
  • tammy said on February 17, 2014
    Can a person on alabama state probation own or open a drug rehab facility?
  • rach said on February 26, 2014
    I am in uk and is actively looking to open a drug rehab centre. please contact me if anyone wants to be a partner.
  • Erin said on March 2, 2014
    Hello, I live in Rome, NY and there is a huge drug issue here. I would love to start a treatment facility, but don't know where to begin. Any advice??
  • John said on March 13, 2014
    I live in Indiana and we are having a really bad spice problem going on at this time and i would really like to start a rehab center to try and help out the best i can. The only problem i have is the funds i will need to start it up. What can i do?
  • Abby Aloush said on March 16, 2014
    I live in NJ and always dreamed to start up a drug rehab. Center but I don't know how to start and what is the right thing to do, Can you please advice!
  • seth said on April 13, 2014
    Dr. Beatrice Byalugaba from Tanzania , I am interested in working with you. I could be reached at
  • seth said on April 13, 2014
    Anybody in Kenya ,Uganda ,Tanzania ,Liberia ,South Africa and the entire East and Central Africa region who needs help with starting a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery programs could reach out to me at I am sure I could be of help
  • Rick Suárez said on April 19, 2014
    Hi There i have a 20,000 square meters property ( lot) located in baja south. 40 km from La Paz, 3km from the sea. mountain, desert views. I am looking for someone already in the business of Detox Clinic, that would be interested in opening a branch in baja. I could consider building the facility for a long term rental contract. This is a Great opportunity for clinics that have already prestige and could expands there business at a much lower cost. Contact me at
  • T. Oduyejo-Williams said on April 27, 2014
    Hello! I am a Registered Nurse interesting in starting a Drug Rehab/Mental Health facility business in Florida. However, I need guidance and direction of key things to do and people to contact. Please contact me at to give me all information. Thank you all so much.
  • Gail said on May 2, 2014
    I am interested to start a drug recovery business in Johannesburg South Africa, however I need some guidance on how to go about doing so, what registrations I need etc. Please contact me on Thanking you Gail
  • Richard Demetrius said on May 6, 2014
    I would like to open a rehab center in south Florida plz email me at
  • Derek Anthonio said on May 7, 2014
    my name is Derek Anthonio living in Ghana west-Africa relocated from United States. it has been my dream to open drug and alcohol center in Ghana which in huge demand here. I would like to get more information and how to get the finance to support it since the people here can not afford the treatment. My email is thank you
  • Stella Boniface said on May 21, 2014
    Hi, I am a Tanzanian with Diploma in Psychiatric nursing, currently pursuing my Bachelor in Social Work qualification and planning to start a Rehab center in Tanzania. Looking for partners. Contact me through
  • Harry Moosai said on May 28, 2014
    I am trying to set up a Drug and rehab center in south florida, Palm Beach County. I have some capital but I am looking for someone with expertise in this field to help me with the process.
  • Chandelle said on May 29, 2014
    God is leading me to build and start a Christian based rehab in Cameron, missouri.. There is only one rehab about 2 hours out all directions and God has sent me to do his will.. If anyone knows how or where I can get started please let me know 8165002282 or email me Thank you and God Bless!
  • cheryl said on June 17, 2014
    Hi, I am in South Jersey. I am looking into opening a Drug Rehab Center and After care Program. I am looking for great locations in my area.. Once, I find my Location. I Plan to move full stream ahead in helping the children in my community get the help that they need before it is to late. Please contact me @
  • Jeff said on June 20, 2014
    Hi I am interested in opening a facility for obese people. The program will include phsycologist, personal trainers, cooking classes, nutritional courses. This will be a month long program. Setting needs to be on 30 acres housing up to 20 people. We will also need a support group after leaving the facility or outpatient program. I need this I am obese myself i see the diets and supplements that do not work. Plus false hopes from Television shows. I know this will work I have been a chef for 26 yrs. I just need the other support for the facility and funding. Please give me guidance. 903-335-8868
  • nqubehle sithole said on July 5, 2014
    Hi I'm nqubenhle sithole from south africa I'm studying primary heath, so I'm thinking abt opening a public drug rehab center how can I start it or raise funds to start it since I don't have capital? any one with the information please reply I'm desperate the country I dying there is no future if we don't get help on time
  • Hephzibah Christian Ministries said on July 27, 2014
    Hi, We are a christian based ministry geared towards helping people in addiction. Anybody interested in enrolling on the program can email us@ Rates are very low as we value your recovery. We are based in Northern Cape,South Africa
  • Martin Nieves said on July 28, 2014
    Martin Recovery Center starting up an out patient facility in Bedford, TX or Fort Worth, which ever place allows for zoning approval. I received articles of corporation, still working on 26 page tax exemption form, looking for investors, fund raisers, start up capital. Please email with any investment ideas, first outpatient then residential facility. Funds will be used to reach children coming over the Texas boarder to find placement facilities, homes, and funds for basic needs.
  • Carl said on August 1, 2014
    Hello, my name is Carl I stay in Cape Town,South Africa, I am starting a heroin non-medical detox , rehabilitation, after care, in-patient treatment, lifestyle and training centre, job training, job creation and after care centre aimed at the street teens that live on the street or any one who cant afford the usual treatment fees, I got my centre registered as a NPO / Non-Profit Organisation, and opened a Bank Account for it, we did approach our gov. Social Development and was told (sorry you missed the dead line for subsadies and grants try again next year/ the reason I started it was I use to work in town so I saw these kids/teens every day, so one day I asked one of them why dont you go to social development and he said he did he is on a waiting list,how long you been waiting 4years,i then made a phew phone calls and the social worker confirmed it, her story was there is only one gov. Sponsored heroin detox centre in cape town (stikland) they can only help detox 10kids at a time, then the kids go to a state rehab after the detox, so when I asked but how does a youth living on the street get from detox to rehab she said its there own problem,they must have clean clothes for 7day detox and for rehab/but mam they stay on the street where must they get it from/again same story its there problem. I was shocked, stilk am thats why I went and did a phew courses with (The Colombo Plan - Asian Centre for certification and training of addiction professionals, and here I am, we need funding (to buy a property to use as our treatment centre, our NPO registration number : 137-639 NPO, and our Bank details are \ Bank: Nedbank, Branch: N1 CITY, Account number: 1078668906, Branch sort code: 109810, Account type: Current, Account holders name: Lotus Youth Development - 137639. We have a facebook group/page/linkedin and a website Lotus Youth Development,Drug Education (Holistic Lifestyle and Training Centre). Any one who can help us with funds to buy a property,pay our staff or wants to sponsor a teen please donate/contribute if you want to help make a change, we will put all names of sponsors on all our social platforms under the heading sponsors/donors, we will also put up before and after pics with the clients consent and keep every one updated with a monthly news letter, so like lotus youth development and have a look at what we can do to make there lives better, (+- 50thousand rand a year for 1 teen, property starts at + 500thousand zar. E: kind regards, Carl Acting Director / Chairperson of Lotus Youth Development..
  • mang said on August 3, 2014
    hi, I am from india . we plan to set up a drug rehabilitation centre in my locality. we are grateful to the American missionaries who came to our land and teach us about Christianity . the most prominent missionary William pettigrew has set up a health care centre which is now called kangpokpi christian hospital , a non profit charitable hospital. we have a plan to set up a drug rehabilitation centre to help the drug addicts spiritually n physically. we need professional advice and financial support on how to start n manage the centre. please help us . GOD BLESS YOU ALL. email me at
  • Sandra said on August 14, 2014
    I am located in Alabama and have the perfect place to begin a Christian based treatment center. Property is 18+ acres with a 4000+ sq ft home suitable for converting to a lodge. Also located on the property are 4 cabins style buildings, a chapel, an outdoor pavilion,barn, snack bar/kitchen combination, a 12x60 mobile home, 2 storage buildings and 2 outdoor bathrooms. Also, the property has a large outdoor playground/picnic area with a seated fire pit. Property can be seen online at
  • Ntombizodwa Mbonambi said on August 16, 2014
    I would like to be partner with anybody who wants to open a rehab center, I want to encourage and assist those who are affected by the drug addiction from my experience. I have been addicted to pethidine, morphine and valium. I lost everything from addiction, I lost my husband who was also addicted he died due to overdosage of valium. He was a medical doctor by profession, I lost my house, cars, clothes and my kids were taken away from me to this date I haven't met my kids. Through Gods Grace I managed to overcome the addiction without going to rehab. I was sufferinh from the withdrawals but I managed. It has been 10yrs now being clean. I want to be part of rehab staff and assist where possible. I have done Clinical technology but could not qualify due to financial constraints. I'm good in office management, communication skills, medically orientated, report writing and very presentable. My contact +27713971560, Free State, South Africa.
  • Heidi Krout said on August 23, 2014
    York, PA. I lost my 17 year old son June 26,2013. To overdose. I couldn't get him help because he was 17. State senator gave me a number to call but he had to admit he had a problem I had to get him arrested to get him in the system? Seriously. I had no insurance coverage for drug abuse or mental health. It was too late. I want to open a chapter of not one more here in York. We need more resources. I also just completed a PSA on addiction n prescription drug abuse. Funded by the band Live. Help me.
  • Carla said on August 26, 2014
    I am extremely interested in opening a drug rehab in Chicago Illinois. Plan to register to take needed class to be a drug counselor. Will hire candidates with needed credentials to open a facility. Uncertain of how to go about this. Any extra pointers?
  • Garry Larabee beginner adviser said on August 27, 2014
    Your first step is to contact your state's department of alcohol and drug programs division or mental health department. Request an application and the guidelines that apply to your state. Then contact local city and planning to inquire about zoning to make sure the property you lease or purchase for the rehab meets the zoning requirements for that area. I'm a consultant ant in Southern California and my knowledge is limited to this state. || Health Care Consultant

  • peggy said on August 27, 2014
    I have been helping people open facilities all over for 10 years now if you need help please contact me through my email
  • peggy biondino said on August 28, 2014
    i am interested to start a drug rehab business in yorba linda ,ca
  • Vijay said on September 5, 2014
    Dear sir/madame, I am from Nepal, in keeping view of growth of alcohol and drug abuser, I would like to start up Rehabilitation Center for the needy people. My motto is to free people from the addiction and create a good society with the slogan of Alcoholism and drug is a family disease and it can be cured through proper methods. Your suggestion, support in this regard will be highly appreciated. Sincerely yours Vijay Rimal
  • Franciuos said on September 22, 2014
    Hi there, this is Franciuos, in Africa, east Africa- in Uganda Kampala. I would like to start a rehabilitation center which i want to call sanity center in a near by suburb in Kampala. so many frustrated jobless youths have resorted to drug abuse which is so rampart. I got 5 acres of land where i want to establish the center. First i need help on the project proposal write up that can win some funding. I will be grateful to all those who will give any kind of help towards achieving this project. Yours Franciuos +256 702 285001,
  • robert sheakalee said on September 23, 2014
    I wanna start a drug detox in Clovis Ca. I have a home ready to go and just wanna know what I need to do!!!
  • Barbara Collins said on October 3, 2014
    Hello, I live in South Jersey and the drug problem is ramped. The local government sticks there head in the sand to do anything but come up with limited ideas and resources. I know of a perfect location to start a facility. It is presently a church but has the best location for all counties in our area plus discretely out of the way. How would I go about starting one? Who can I talk to to get it going?
  • Rene Fredericks said on October 6, 2014
    Hello, I am very interested in opening a drug and alcohol rehab rehabilitation center from a home that I have. It has always been a dream that I have had to help others being brought up with a father as an alcoholic and seeing many people struggle with these issues. I am not sure where to start. We are located in Florida.
  • Sagar Mehta said on October 10, 2014
    Hello, I am interested in opening an inpatient rehabilitation center in Virginia. If anybody has any advice on how to get started please notify at via email. I would like to operate the center on the premise of love and life being beautiful. I have numerous therapies and a good routine planned. Please get back to me with details on how to begin the process. Thank you.
  • denis kangara said on October 10, 2014
    Hello am very interested in opening adrug and alcohol rehabilitation center from my home where i live. i have a will to help street childrens & those young people who are alcoholic & drug addicts my dream is to led young people to productive life, i have been in a recovery for 1 year and now am sober and clean. i need a help from some one who is financially stable to hold me hand to achieve my dream, am a young man aged 26 from nairobi kenya.
  • CWSquare said on October 12, 2014
    Hi, I am interested in opening an addiction treatment center in kentucky, near Ashland. I am seeking contacts in the area who can help guide the creation of the center.
  • Hasu Patel said on October 14, 2014
    I would like start a drug and alcohol inpatient rehab center at Orlando, area. But don't know where to start? Looking for a consultant to help us to open one please.
  • Weezie said on October 28, 2014
    Hello I am interested in opening a drug rehabilitation center. I've been a correctional nurse for 20 year's in the state of NH and feel the need of helping people with addiction. How would I go about starting one? Who do I talk to to get going?
  • Bryan said on November 4, 2014
    I am located in Southern New Jersey and am looking to open an inpatient drug rehabilitation facility in my area. I have lost many dear friends due to the rampant abuse of opiates and other drugs in the area and I want to do my part to help with this horrible epidemic. Other than finding a suitable location and dealing with the town on zoning restrictions, I am not familiar with the steps and exactly what it takes to open a treatment center. If anyone out there is willing to offer any advice on what the process, I would truly appreciate it. My email is God bless.
  • Flora said on November 8, 2014
    I am from Kuruman in the Northern Cape South Africa and would like to start a rehab centre in this small picturesque birthplace of mine as drugs is consuming the youth. It is heartbreaking to see how families are destroyed by substance abuse. This is very urgent, please, please assist me speedily. Thank you
  • Nikki hutchinson said on December 4, 2014
    Hi , I want to start up my own recovery center in Mass. I am wondering where to start and if I need to get funded to do this .
  • The Marin's said on December 5, 2014
    My husband and I are working with a church and would like to start a recovery home/transitional living. We are Christian and would like the home to center around biblical principals of transformation. We are considering properties in Oceanside, CA. The Pastor's have a home with 3 studios attached to the back on 1 acre of land. We would like to have the home there. We still need to check zoning, but I assume this is possible seeing that there are a couple other homes that are turned into sober livings in the neighborhood. What legalities would we need to consider? Is there an accreditation process? We already have a 501c3 non-profit establishment called "Good Neighbor" that is community focused. Where would we start? Do we have to comply with HIPPAA? Can someone contact me and give me any information, thank you.......
  • Joe G. said on December 18, 2014
    Interested in opening outpatient program in brooklyn ny. Have 5 investors with master degrees in social worker an accountants also i own 5 sober house with over 175 men Need to have major advise on how to approach starting up
    Do we need oasis site approval or any approval due to we will be billing medicaid daily We hv property
    Need all info from anyone involved in already or even to hire start up company to guide us in beginning stages the rest we have
    Thank u in advance
  • Bibek Adhikari said on December 31, 2014
    I would humbly like to give all of my respect to the great social work you are doing, I am a 30 years old young guy who want to open a rehab center in Nepal in our own land with beautiful natural environment. I am experienced in this field where i was a staff in Narconon Nepal a drug rehab center in Nepal. As you know most of the drug addicts realize there mistakes at the last stage they dream of living a social life and society neglects there desires and they are compelled to die in streets i would like to stop this because i was one of them before. Please sir lets make this happen and make other people live a good life because of our small effort. I am looking forward to hear from you. Thank you so much


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