Benefits of Choosing Out of State Inpatient Drug Rehab
As the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states: “Licensed residential treatment facilities offer 24-hour structured and intensive care, including safe housing and medical attention.” This is true whether you attend a treatment program in your neighborhood or one in a completely different part of the country.
If you have decided that your drug or alcohol addiction would be best treated in an inpatient rehab program, you are likely weighing various factors to make a decision. One of the biggest factors to weigh is the location of treatment. There are considerations that often determine whether in-state or out of state treatment would work the best for you.
For example, if you have a very tight family who wants to lend you support, you may want to consider remaining close to them. If they live in your state, you might stay close to home. However, if your family lives some distance from you, you might want to get into treatment somewhere closer to relatives which is not necessarily close to your home. On the other hand, if your family is toxic, you may choose a program that will distance you from their negative energy and the effect that it has on your drug and alcohol use– again choosing a treatment center that is far from home.
If you need help making the final decision about whether to go out of state or remain in state, we can help. And, if you already know the distance you are willing to travel, our helpline can connect you with some great programs. For help understanding issues and with connecting to resources, call 800-681-7369Who Answers? to speak with an expert today.
You Can Better Maintain Your Privacy
One of the reasons people choose not to attend rehab at all is because of the stigma attached to it. Going to rehab is a very public declaration of addiction. If you aren’t prepared to share that with your community, residing in an out-of-state program can help. You can take a general leave of absence from your life and only clue in the people you feel absolutely must know.
You Will Have Fewer Distractions
When your privacy is maintained, one worry will be taken off of your plate. But, you also will be free from unwanted intrusions by your friends or family. Often, addictions are part of a larger dysfunction of life, and physically separating yourself from that turmoil can be very freeing.
Inpatient treatment, at its core, helps people get a little distance, but choosing a locale that increases your distance also allows for you to focus fully on your treatment and progress. Despite everything else, you deserve that.
You Will Stay Put
Physical distance also decreases the likelihood that you will opt out of treatment and head home. Because entering treatment is largely voluntary, so is leaving. When leaving means a short car trip before you are back in the comfortable cycle of addiction, you might cave and call a cab or a friend to come get you. But, when the trip back involves a plane, you will think twice. That second thought might be enough to keep you participating in rehab and journeying toward success.
You Can Be Sure Your Program is Exactly What You Want
When you limit your inpatient rehab choices to those within driving distance, you also limit the options provided by inpatient rehab. You may end up sacrificing types of therapy that you were really interested in. You might, instead, miss out on a specific medication assisted treatment. Or, even hospitality amenities offered by the facility. When you cast a wider net, you are more likely to find a treatment center that matches your requirements.
Your Sobriety Will Be Socially Reinforced
The NIDA notes “Group therapy can provide social reinforcement and help enforce behavioral contingencies that promote abstinence and a non-drug-using lifestyle.”
Essentially, being around other people working to stay clean will help you to stay clean. This effect is amplified when you are socializing with other residents all day long. And, when you are in a distanced rehab facility, you are all the more dependent upon your peers. You are really getting the most benefit socialization has to offer to your recovery.
Now that you have decided to commit to inpatient rehab, it is time to connect with experts who can guide you in the right direction, be it local or distance rehab. Give us a call at 800-681-7369Who Answers? to get the process started.