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Pros and Cons of Local Rehabilitation Centers

Local rehabilitation centers are the natural choice for many individuals. But while there are beneficial aspects to choosing a facility that is close to home, there are also drawbacks to this type of facility. Knowing the pros and cons of local rehab centers can help you make a more informed choice and find the facility that is best for you.

Pros of Local Rehabilitation Centers

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It may be easier for your loved ones to visit if you enter a local rehab facility.

According to the NIDA, “Treatment needs to be readily available.” Local rehab centers can provide readily available treatment that is near to patients which can be one of the aspects that helps to get patients into treatment. Other pros of local rehab centers are:

  • Patients are able to see their friends and families often during treatment. Having a strong support system can be incredibly important to a patient’s overall recovery as it helps them remember why they are fighting their addictions and get more motivation during treatment. Whether you are staying in an inpatient facility or an outpatient center, being able to have those you love close to you can help you immensely.
  • Local rehab centers are much less expensive than facilities to which an individual must travel. Considering the cost of airfare and other expenses as well as the fact that traveling to another facility is usually something that is done to find a very specific (and often more expensive) private facility, staying close to home can save you a lot of money.
  • Choosing to stay local for rehab can allow you to have the option of an outpatient facility and to stay at home or with friends. This option is often much cheaper than choosing an inpatient center, and many people cannot afford to travel to a nonlocal outpatient facility and also find some place to stay as well.

Cons of Local Rehabilitation Centers

While local rehab centers are beneficial in many ways, there are still some cons to choosing one. Patients must be able to have the treatment type that is best for them, and that may not always be available locally. Sometimes, patients must travel in order to find the best possible treatment and rehab facility where they can receive it. Other cons of local rehab centers are:

  • Some patients need to be away from home in order to get real perspective on their lives and their addictions. For some, recovery means getting away from the stresses and other issues in their lives in order to truly be able to gain perspective, which can be difficult when choosing a local rehab center.
  • Choosing a local facility may limit your ability to get treatment, as many facilities have long wait times, especially in areas where a larger part of the population is struggling with addiction to substances.
  • If an individual is in a situation where someone they know is making it difficult for them to recover or is even endangering them, it can be difficult to get away from that person if they stay local for rehab.

In some cases, local rehab is not the best choice, but most of these cases are highly specific. Local rehabilitation centers have their pros and cons, though, like every type of treatment, and it is important to understand them before deciding on a facility.

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