In this time of convenient travel, people frequently journey across states or out of the country for healthcare treatment. It is not unheard of to go out of the country for experimental treatment. Some may travel to be part of a medical trial, while others travel to save money on medical procedures. The cost of treatment may be more affordable somewhere else.
It is common to consider traveling when looking for addiction recovery treatment as well. If you are someone considering traveling to seek treatment for a Substance Use Disorder, consider a road trip to Southern California. You may not know what to expect, but you might find that your options for addiction treatment programs will offer just what you need for your recovery journey.
The Benefits of Seeking Treatment Out of State
Before diving into the benefits of traveling to Southern California for addiction treatment, it is important first consider the benefits of seeking treatment out of state. Out-of-state treatment is not an option for everyone.
Perhaps you feel that an intensive outpatient program (IOP) is their best option. You may have familial, personal, and professional responsibilities to focus on while seeking treatment. In those cases, you can still consider virtual treatment programs. For example, the Lakehouse Recovery Center resides in Southern California, but thanks to virtual treatment programs, we can treat hundreds of people from anywhere.
If you are looking for a more intensive inpatient program, there are a few reasons to consider going out of state. For starters, considering out-of-state programs provides more options for specialized treatment. Why limit receiving the best care for you just because it is in a different state? You will also get a fresh perspective.
The Lakehouse still believes in the importance of family involvement in treatment. Unfortunately, the family can sometimes be the problem. If that is the case for you, the disconnect may be beneficial. Being in a new place offers the chance for adventure and the time to re-evaluate yourself, your needs, and make changes in your life from this new perspective.
Focusing More on Yourself
The routine of your everyday life can sometimes be suffocating. Having so many responsibilities to handle at work or home can be incredibly overwhelming considering how difficult addiction treatment can be. Getting through detox, learning to cope with cravings, and working hard to learn to live a life free of substance use can require your full concentration.
This is also meant to be a time of rejuvenation, self-reflection, and enlightenment. Your mind should be completely focused on you and your needs.
Going out of state for addiction treatment can offer more time to focus on yourself. There are fewer distractions from your everyday life to cloud your mind. You will even have the chance to try new hobbies, focus on your overall health, and learn mindfulness techniques.
Staying connected to your everyday life can be a great way to motivate you to seek recovery. Yet, completing disconnecting from everyday life can also give you the space to breathe and figure out what you need and want out of your life in recovery.
What Does Southern California Have to Offer?
Southern California, and California in general, can offer three main things conducive to recovery: gorgeous weather, nature, and endless adventures. Recovering from addiction means reconnecting your mind and your body.
One of the best ways to do that is by doing what sets your soul on fire. For some, that means creative expression, meditating, being surrounded by nature, and adventuring in a place completely new to you.
Southern California offers endless beaches, year-round warm weather, and endless opportunities for adventure. Is there any better place to start your path to recovery? There is nothing more exhilarating than the sun on your skin and the freedom to know you have power in your recovery.
Come Visit Us at the Lakehouse
Whether you are a Californian at heart or from a completely different area of the country, the Lakehouse prioritizes making you feel empowered in your recovery. We have the tools needed for helping you start your path to recovery. Through group and individual therapy, family counseling, and endless programs in our recovery curriculum, we are able to help you, whether they are right in our backyard or hundreds of miles away.
Whether or not you have the chance or desire to travel to seek addiction recovery, the Lakehouse is here for you. We believe that you do not have to stop your life to save it. Let us help you reconnect your mind to your body, learn techniques to help cope with the cravings, and feel empowered to change your life today.
People travel cross country for a lot of different reasons. Weekend getaways, family vacations, holidays, or special occasions lead people to travel far and wide. It is not unheard of for people to travel for health reasons too. Some go as far as to travel out of the country to seek experimental or more affordable treatment for health complications. It is equally as justifiable to travel across the country for addiction treatment. Out-of-state treatment programs offer a change of perspective, broaden your options for specialized treatment, and give you the chance to focus more on yourself and recovery. Southern California offers integrated clinical treatment, warm weather, and endless adventure. Whether you are originally from California or not, reach out to the Lakehouse Recovery Center. Our diverse programs and compassionate staff will empower you to seek a life of recovery today. Call (877) 762-3707 today to start your path to recovery.