Why Treatment Center Location Is Important In Recovery

Why Treatment Center Location Is Important In Recovery

Contemporary, results-based treatment programs come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and locations

One of the most critical decisions in the process of choosing an addiction recovery program is considering where your program should be located. By weighing the pros and cons of local vs. distant programs,  California addicts can choose the best facility for their unique needs.

Travelling for Rehab Vs. Staying Close to Home

One of the first questions an addict or his loved ones in California will confront is whether they should find a local treatment program or one that is far away. Local programs offer several conveniences, and involve no transportation issues, but remote treatment has its benefits as well. The following are a few factors to consider as you make this important decision:

  • Would travelling to a remote treatment center far from home reduce the chances of you leaving treatment early?
  • Are there people in your life who might willingly or unwittingly undermine your recovery if they had access to you during treatment?
  • Will you be distracted by local events, work issues, family issues or home responsibilities if you choose local treatment?
  • Will the potential challenges of transportation cause you to delay entering treatment unnecessarily?

Ultimately the most important decision you can make is to find the best treatment program for your specific needs and to start the process as soon as you possibly can. Many addicts use logistical questions or other concerns as an excuse to avoid treatment.

Access to Family and Friends

One of the most common reasons people use for avoiding treatment programs that remove them from their home environment is that they feel a need to stay close to family and friends. In many cases, however, close access to familiar relationships can be counter-productive to the recovery process. Frequent visits by friends and family can pull the addict out of the recovery environment and distract him from the work he should be doing. Even healthy, loving relationships can be disruptive during the first phase of treatment. It can be difficult to keep friends and family away, though. Travelling for treatment can provide a much-needed buffer zone between you and the distractions and temptations of your daily life.

Luxurious Locations and Upscale Rehab

Popular culture is awash in images of drab, lifeless rehab programs that resemble prisons more than anything else. While there are plenty of old-fashioned rehab centers left, the more contemporary, results-based treatment programs come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Specialized programs are available in different parts of California, for instance, that offer quiet, beachside treatment, wilderness adventure treatment, luxurious spa-like treatment or multi-cultural inner city treatment. Whatever your passions, hobbies or interests happen to be, there is likely a program somewhere that is specifically well suited to your needs. If the right program happens to be far from home you should not let that prevent you from seeking help from it.

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