Benefits of Going Remote for Rehab
Choosing to go to an in-patient rehab facility is a very brave choice. It means that you admit that you have a problem, and are willing to seek help from medical professionals. The best way to recover from addiction is to stay far away from distractions and triggers that can influence you to want to go back to your old life. By going to a rehab that is in a remote area from where you live, you will have no choice but to focus on getting better and be away from anything that can bring you back to rock bottom.
When you travel for rehab, it gives you the opportunity to start fresh somewhere new. You can make a new life and change your thought process as well as the choices you make. Traveling for rehab out of state or out of the country will not limit your choices but expand them. You can be free to choose a rehab based on one or more addictions that you have. You can travel based on preferred climate whether you like the cold better than heat from home or if you prefer the mountains or the beach. A new you can take place in a new location.
Another benefit to traveling remote for rehab is staying away from all of the distractions that you can experience at home. It can be family or friends who have their own substance abuse problems, drug dealers, or suppliers. There is a chance you can run into them when you leave rehab so it is important to stay in a new location until you get well. Things like smell, taste, or sounds can cause a trigger as well. It is best to stay far away from anything that can lead to a relapse.
Triggers can also occur if you walk into a bar, go to parties where there can be drugs, or to establishments that serve alcohol. Your chances will increase of a full recovery if you follow the treatment program all the way through instead of being where there is a chance you could walk away and hide at home. Going to rehab out of state or out of the country is the best choice to focus on yourself and your recovery.
Castle Craig Hospital is a landmark of addiction and mental health treatment in Scotland, serving the UK, the EU, and patients from all over the world. Our commitment to long term abstinence has created a successful program of clinical and complementary therapies for mind, body, and spirit. Serving over 10,000 patients for more than 25 years, the Castle Craig model is proven in changing lives. Call our 24 hour free confidential phone-line for information: 0808 231 7723. From outside the UK please call: +44 1721 788 006
Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | October 16, 2017