Staying close to home for addiction treatment seems like the safest, smartest option. You’ll be able to stay in familiar surroundings, see your friends and family, and take limited time away from work or school. The thought of traveling somewhere you’ve never been can feel a little scary as you begin to navigate this new, unfamiliar phase of life.
We know that when a person participates in treatment that is highly individualized to meet their needs, they are more likely to achieve and maintain lasting recovery, but not all treatment centers adhere to such a high level of care. Traveling to a different city or state can be the most effective option for treatment. Maybe your region doesn’t have the kind of treatment you need, or being in such proximity to your triggers threatens your sobriety.
Not everyone can take advantage of traveling for treatment, but those who do find that getting away from an often negative, unsafe environment that isn’t conducive to a healthy lifestyle completely changes their mindset and re-commits them to recovery.
Elm Tree Recovery welcomes clients from the Tempe, AZ, region and throughout the United States, and we’re in-network with most major insurance providers.