There are a huge number of factors that go into choosing where to go to rehab. Are you able to afford it? What kind of treatment do they offer? How long does the program last? Do they offer dual diagnosis therapy? Do they specialize in the substance that you’re addicted to? How will they support you with continuing care once the main program is over and you go back to your daily routine?With so many questions, it’s understandable that many people don’t put a whole lot of thought into one of the big ones: where will the program or treatment facility be located?
Where Your Treatment Happens Can Make a Big Difference
You’ve probably heard the old real estate saying, “Location, location, location.” In that context, it refers to the fact that the most important thing in determining the value of a property involves where it is. If we’re talking about a house in a big city, a great neighborhood, or on the beach, realtors should be able to sell it at a much higher price than a comparable place out away from more desirable areas.Obviously it’s a little bit different when you’re talking about picking the location of your drug treatment program or facility, but location still matters in several big ways. Here are things to think about when picking the location of your program.
Is the rehab close to your life?
Depending on the type of drug rehab you enter into, you may or may not be able to continue working and living at home while you get help. If that’s the case, you probably will want to enter a program that’s doesn’t stray too far from your regular daily route.Even if you check yourself into a residential community, it’s wise to stay close enough to friends and family that they can visit with you regularly and participate in your treatment. Or, you may want to go to a treatment center that is further from home where you won’t associate it with the temptations that led you to addiction.
Should a city or country area matter?
Do you prefer areas that are bustling with activity that will distract you from your own cravings and temptations? Or would you prefer somewhere that’s away from it all so that you can enjoy the peace and quiet and de-stress while you detox?
Is the neighborhood nice?
Now, this doesn’t mean that you need to receive your treatment in a posh gated community or anything, but the quality of the area is important. If your treatment center is in the middle of an area where you’re surrounded by opportunities to buy drugs or kept awake by sirens every night, it will likely not be effective.
How’s the view?
Some people find the beauty of nature to be something that has a calming effect on them. If that describes you, maybe it’s in your best interest to look into programs or facilities that overlook something majestic. Maybe on a relatively isolated beach, up in the mountains, or bordering a gorgeous forest or lake. Whatever image makes you feel the most relaxed is probably the one to try.
Where will your room be in the building?
If you are staying in a residential facility, it’s important to have a good sense of where you’ll actually be living in the building or buildings. Are there several floors? If so, do you prefer to be on the ground or on a higher floor? What if you will be staying in a room near the main entrance where people are always coming in and out?
Does this make a difference for you or do you prefer to avoid stairs and stay on the first floor? What if you live near the kitchen and you constantly smell the food? Or near the therapy room so that you can hear other group sessions? It’s best to learn these kinds of things and request a location that fits your needs before making a final decision.
Who will you be around?
Some facilities handle many different kinds of addicts. Will you be living or receiving treatment with everyone or just with those who share your problems? This can be quite important, because certain addictions and withdrawal periods are worse than others. You don’t want to make your own treatment more stressful because someone else having a tough time keeps you up a night.
Talk to a professional
The best way to learn about where to go to rehab and how the location of a alcohol or drug treatment program or facility may affect you is to work with professional advisors who can go over the pros and cons and tell you what to expect.
Whatever path to recovery you choose, our staff has access to hundreds of treatment centers to assure the best personalized treatment for you, then with continued follow up to help you make the transition to sober living as seamless as possible.
Our trained staff of professionals are qualified to help you assess what type of treatment will be the best fit to ensure you or your loved one gets the help you need.
But how does one go about finding the right program?
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