[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Like many other things in life, there are pros and cons to traveling for addiction treatment. It’s important to consider your circumstances when making that choice. At TruHealing Centers, an admissions specialist will help you make that decision.
Traveling for addiction treatment has many benefits. You broaden your list of options so that you can tailor the experience to your recovery needs. For instance, if nature is healing for you, you can choose a facility that offers hiking and other outdoor recreational therapy.
Going to treatment in a new location also removes you from any triggers in your day-to-day life. Establishing distance from toxic influences is especially important during the first stage of recovery. Often distance is what allows us to even understand our triggers. Once we have identified them, we can create boundaries.
A new location also offers a chance for privacy. It’s like hitting the reset button, creating a concrete line between your substance using days and your new life in recovery.
That said, it may make more sense for some people to be treated locally. For one, if you are attending outpatient treatment and still need to go to work, you will need to stay in your area.
If you have supportive people in your life, traveling will temporarily separate you from those supports (though you can keep in phone contact). If your family lives close to you, it could also make participating in family therapy more difficult.
Additionally, while your care team can help you with an aftercare plan no matter where you live, you may need to find local resources once you return home. When you are treated locally, you leave treatment with a home base of support.
The decision about where to go for treatment is important, but you don’t have to make it alone. Call TruHealing Centers at 410-593-0005 to speak with an admissions specialist, who will talk you through all of the above-mentioned factors and help you figure out the best option for you. At our facilities across the country, our staff—many of whom are in recovery themselves—will show that you that recovery is not only possible, but life-changing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]