Should I Travel for Addiction Treatment?

Making the decision to seek addiction treatment for cocaine abuse is very important. However, it is a difficult decision because you are struggling with the abuse of cocaine, and you have suffered physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually because of your addiction. You may have also put your job at risk or may have harmed your personal relationships. We understand how difficult it is to make that decision, and we understand how powerful cocaine addiction can be.

Obstacles to Treatment

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) transportation is one of the reasons people do not seek treatment for cocaine addiction. Other obstacles include the following:

  • Cost of treatment
  • No felt need
  • Not knowing where to find treatment
  • Lack of time
  • Fear of being committed
  • Concern about confidentiality
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Fear of ostracism in community
  • Assumption that treatment would not help

In light of this list, travel arrangements for cocaine addiction treatment seem like  minor obstacles that can be overcome easily.

Why Addicts Do Not Travel for Treatment

Addicts who are in recovery admit that prior to seeking treatment, they were looking for justification not to get treatment for their cocaine addiction. Addicts list the following reasons for not seeking treatment:

  • Denial – Refusing to acknowledge one’s addiction is common among addicts.
  • Control – Getting addiction treatment is often perceived as relinquishing control.
  • Fear – Detox, withdrawal, treatment programs and failure are all fears associated with treatment.
  • Drug Access – Not having access to drugs and being required to take urine or Breathalyzer tests are common concerns associated with treatment.
  • Love the high – Many addicts simply cannot envision their life without the high of drugs.
  • Poor me – Playing the role of a victim is another form of justification or rationalization.

Travel and a Valid Concern

Cocaine addicts often do not want to travel for addiction treatment because they fear that they will be too far away from family and friends who are their support network. Lack of family or other support can also lead to relapse during recovery. While this is a valid concern, involved family and friends will find a way to provide support. Quality rehab facilities understand this concern and can facilitate long distance communication or occasional visits.

Get Help Finding the Right Rehab Center

It is important for your cocaine addiction recovery to select the right rehab program, and we have experienced professionals to help you make these critical decisions. While recovery is difficult, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about treatment programs.

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