You have many options in selecting a treatment program. When you call LyfeBack, our admissions coordinators will get to know you and help you select the option that gives you your best chance of long-term, successful recovery. One of those options is choosing an inpatient treatment center close to home, or in another state.
For most people who call us, residential drug treatment or alcohol treatment out of state is the best option. Here are the reasons why:
Privacy and confidentiality
Getting help with your addiction is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, you should be proud you’re ready to take the first step toward recovery by calling us. But that doesn’t mean you want everyone to know you’re getting help. All quality treatment facilities follow strict confidentiality guidelines, but out-of-state treatment means you won’t have to worry about running into someone you know. You’ll be free to focus on the most important thing in your life at that moment — recovery from addiction — and not on what the people around you in your day-to-day life might think.
Breaking the cycle
All the things you’ve come to associate with your addiction — people, stress, job, even the store where you buy alcohol or your drug connections — are still around you when your treatment center is near home. Even if you’re completely committed to recovery, these can all be triggers for relapse. At an out-of-state facility you’ll start dealing with your addiction away from those triggers, getting on solid ground with your recovery in a supportive environment as you learn how to manage those familiar triggers once you get home.
Encouraging you to stay
Early in the recovery process you may be tempted to give up and return to your addicted life. That’s true of everyone who’s addicted. That’s why so many people relapse. Those urges can be short-lived if you know how to manage them, and your treatment center can help you learn how. But if the center is close to your home it’s more likely you’ll give in to the urge to give up. You can find yourself back home in your old environment, and your old habits, very soon. Out-of-state treatment encourages you to keep going in the program until you’re ready to go home with the strategies that will help you stay sober no matter where you are.
Time to be selfish
If you’ve decided to deal with your addiction, that’s the most important thing in your life right now. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself, your career, the people you care for, and particularly for the people who care for you. Close to home, you’re still near all the daily distractions that can force you to lose that focus. You have to remember that your recovery starts with you and the professionals who are ready to work with you. Out-of-state treatment makes it easier for you to concentrate on the single most important person in your recovery: you.
It will be worth it
The cost of treatment varies with the center you choose, your insurance plan, travel and so on. If you choose out-of-state treatment based on the reasons above, it may cost more than in-state. But how much it costs in the long run is determined by how successful you are. The most cost-effective treatment program is the one that helps you be so successful you never have to go back, and for most people like you seeking help, the right out-of-state center improves your chances. Most insurance plans recognize this and so are willing to work with centers in- and out-of-state. Our admissions coordinators and insurance experts can help you weigh your treatment center options and choose the one that will allow you to return home prepared for long-term recovery.
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