Managing a drug addiction can be difficult if trying to deal with the situation on your own, but going to a rehab program can give you the support you need to stay drug free. If you’ve made the decision to enter a rehab program, but can’t make up your mind about whether to go to one in your residential area or admit to one out-of-state, here are a few things you should take into consideration.
Before you decide to move out of state, make an assessment of the services offered at the centers in your city and out of state centers. Some of the primary services that most centers provide include:
These services are designed to help you regain your health and long term goals. After you’ve made your comparative analysis, make another assessment regarding your ability to sustain your attendance. You can do this by asking yourself a few questions. These inquiries may be related to your travel time, family support, and service payment ability. If you’re able to meet these goals consistently in another state, then your decision may suit you well, but if you’re unable to meet transportation demands and service payments, then you may want to consider a rehab program near you.
While your reasoning for an out-of-state program may be related to privacy, you should be aware that all rehab centers have an obligation to keep your information confidential. However, if you feel it would be best for you to make a fresh start in another state, you should conduct further research to see what type of support groups are available. By doing so, you can form new relationships, and you won’t feel isolated during times of loneliness. You can also consult with some of your family members to see if they would like to move with you or could visit you frequently. The more support you have, the more likely you will be able to recover from your addiction successfully.
If you have a family member who is struggling with an addiction and has not decided where he or she would like to complete rehab, discuss some of the tips listed above. Your loved one may need extra help in making a definite decision and your input may be just what he or she is expecting to receive.