Now that you’ve decided to get help, you’re probably looking through all the treatment options. There are over 14,500 treatment centers in the United States. The thought of attending treatment can be terrifying. You are likely intimidated and may want to stay close to home because that will be the only familiarity. Change is uncomfortable and many people don’t welcome it even though it ignites growth. If nothing changes, then nothing changes. While attending a local treatment center may be fine, going to one in a foreign city can be more beneficial. Once you have gotten clean and are going through treatment, you are very vulnerable. You will likely feels discontented in the beginning and want to leave. This is completely normal and will pass. If you choose a local treatment center, it is possible that you can somehow gain access to drugs and alcohol. Treatment centers do their best and most are lockdown facilities, but a person suffering from addiction isn’t in their right mind and will go to great lengths to score substances. Treatment and recovery are all about creating a new life for yourself. You will learn new things, make new friends, and hang out in new places. Some treatment facilities have outings, such as to the market, park, or other public places. It is very likely if you are attending a local treatment center that you will see somebody you know. If that someone happens to be an old using friend, it could have detrimental effects on your sobriety. People, places, and things can all be triggers. Our mind brings us back to familiar times and highlights the pros. This is a primary characteristic of the disease. Once you are feeling physically better, it is really easy to forget how bad it was. This is why choosing to attend a treatment center far away from familiar faces can be highly beneficial to your recovery. It allows you to completely focus on rebuilding a new you, away from all exterior distractions. While it can be initially scary, you may find that you really enjoy the city you have chosen and the friends you have made and decide to stay there. Everybody benefits from a fresh start. Don’t let fear of unfamiliarity make your decisions. Opt for the uncomfortable, and you will soon find it comforting.
Oceanfront Recovery is a men’s & women’s addiction treatment center offering residential programs and a full continuum of care to help men begin a new life of recovery. Each therapy and modality we offer is designed to help men change their story. We believe when you change your story, you can change your life. Call us today for information: 877.279.1777