Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Rehab Center Location – Close by or Far Away?

There are pros and cons for rehab center locations that are near your home.

There are pros and cons for rehab center locations that are near your home.

There can be a lot of debate about whether it is better to seek a drug rehab center that is close to home or find one that is a substantial distance away. For every facility that claims it should be the former, you can find one that promotes the latter. In reality, they’re both right in that there are benefits to each situation.

Finding a treatment program close to home allows for more family interaction and is more easily accessible. Not only can you tour the facility and meet some of the staff before deciding to go, but it also allows for more visitation from supportive loved ones. There are often family days on weekends and even family counseling sessions that are used at rehab centers, so the additional participation from those closest to the person can definitely be beneficial.

The downsides to a local program can include easier ability for the addict to leave, as most rehab centers are voluntary and if someone wants to walk out then they ususally can. Trying to overcome addiction isn’t an easy task and many people feel like giving up or getting high again at some point during that process. A location where they can have someone who is still using drugs come and meet them can be dangerous.

A rehabilitation program far away helps reduce that possibility substantially, however it cannot completely eliminate it. Additional positive attributes to leaving the area for addiction treatment include being in an isolated and therapeutic enviornment that is free of other distractions in order to be able to focus on recovery. Opening up your search to other parts of the state or country also helps expand your options for types of programs. An example could be that where you live might only have a select number of programs that all offer similar treatments and settings, so being able to drive a few hours or hop on a plane gives you much more flexibility for finding the right program.

Of course the downsides to a facility not near you include that it makes it much more difficult for family members to participate in the recovery process during treatment. They are typically limited to telephone or electronic communications only rather than being there in person, and at the very least the visits are less frequent and more expensive. It is also harder to judge whether or not the program is what it represents itself to be when you’re trying to make such a major decision based on phone calls, videos and websites. These things may help provide insight, but they can never represent fully what it is like to actually be there.

If it all possible, it is a good idea to try and not rule one or the other out. Be open to the idea of either staying close to home or going far away. When investigating rehab centers this gives you more freedom and control to hopefully find the right fit for your situation. Addiction treatment can be a big investment, not just of time and money but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Learn to trust your instincts in this search, and when the right rehab center is found, it is well worth it.

More Rehab Centers Resources

How Treatment Works in Catholic Rehab Centers

christianity and recovery

According to a study by the NCBI, “spiritual growth and development” is one of the holistic approaches that can be beneficial as part of a full treatment regimen for recovering addicts. In Catholic rehab centers, patients are given treatment that melds traditional and holistic approaches and allows them to explore the spiritual side of their….

Continue reading

Marijuana a Dangerous Drug

Though many states have considered or already have legalized marijuana, republicans, democrats, the President and drug treatment professionals still have mixed feelings as to the true dangers of marijuana use. The battle against drugs, the messages that have been spread for many years to “Say no to drugs” and the legal issues that have derived….

Continue reading

How Recovery Programs for Addiction Work 

addiction recovery

With so many types of treatment programs, it is possible for anybody with a drug or alcohol addiction to get the help they need. Those who are unable to make progress on their own should realize that professional help is never more than a call away. While some people are familiar with the finer details….

Continue reading

Who Benefits Most from Local Rehabilitation Centers?

rehab for drugs and alcohol

Are you addicted to drugs and/or alcohol? Have you decided that the best way to overcome your trouble is to seek treatment at a rehabilitation center? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not ready to move forward just yet. There are other details to consider, such as which rehabilitation center is right….

Continue reading

Drug Recovery Steps

Drug recovery is possible!

When you’re addicted to drugs nothing else matters except finding the next fix, the next high or the next pill. When you realize that you are addicted and you want to get well, chances are you are so unfamiliar with the steps of drug recovery that the entire process may be overwhelming and you may….

Continue reading

Types of Treatment at a Rehab for Anxiety

anxiety help

Anxiety is most commonly described as a person who is in a recurrent state of extreme nervousness; it is often accompanied by compulsive behavior. . According to the National Institute of Mental Health anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older each year and causes these people to be filled….

Continue reading

Worried About Your Privacy? Check out Private Rehab Centers

drug rehab confidentiality

Many people who go into rehab for addiction are often concerned about their privacy. Will your information be shared with whomsoever desires it? The answer is no. Private rehab facilities are very careful when it comes to handling a person’s recovery with confidentiality. Often these facilities can be expensive, but for many people undergoing treatment, the….

Continue reading

Can My Friends Visit Me at a Rehab Center?

Going to a rehab center, especially a residential facility, can be difficult but it can also be very necessary to your recovery under certain circumstances. If you are considering this treatment option, it is important to ask yourself how best you will be able to attend residential care and in what ways your loved ones….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call800-481-6320

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?
I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW800-481-6320Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares