Benefits of Out-of-State Rehab

Traveling for Rehab: What Are the Benefits?

There are many evidence-based techniques that studies have proved effective in treating substance use disorder (SUD). That said, addiction treatment is a highly individualized process, meaning what works for some people may not be right for others.

One of the most common variables is the setting in which treatment is provided. For example, some patients may respond better to inpatient treatment vs. outpatient treatment, and vice versa. Similarly, some patients may find going to rehab in another state beneficial.

Let’s discuss what you to consider and what you can expect if you choose to travel for rehab.

Why Out-of-State Rehab Might Be Right for You

Recovering from drugs or alcohol is not as simple as making a geographical change. Unfortunately, there’s no way to outrun problems. However, going to rehab in another state does have some advantages. For example, out-of-state rehab allows you to:

  • Remove yourself from some of your relapse triggers. Certain familiar environments and being close to certain people can trigger unhealthy behavioral patterns.
  • Pause certain relationships that cause stress, which can be a significant obstacle to recovery.
  • Find peace in a new environment that is free from your usual distractions.

What to Expect When Going to Out-of-State Rehab

Making the decision to start treatment can be daunting. Likewise, so can traveling across the country. However, Oxford Treatment Center has methods in place to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Staff can even coordinate transportation to and from the campus if necessary.

Before making the trek, learning what to expect in rehab may make the prospect less frightening.

How to Choose a Rehab Facility in a Different State

There are many things to consider when choosing a rehabilitation facility. These include:

  • The levels of care offered at the treatment center. Detox is a vital first step for many people to enter recovery, while rehabilitation, which can be performed in inpatient or outpatient settings helps patients learn the skills needed to remain in long-term recovery.
  • What types of therapy and amenities are provided at the treatment center. Therapy forms much of the foundation of rehabilitation treatment. A facility should be equipped to provide the evidence-based therapy techniques that are proven to help someone achieve long-term sobriety. Oxford Treatment Center provides these proven therapies as well as supplemental therapies and recreational activities.
  • Whether the facility can provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT isn’t necessary for all patients, but it is a crucial aspect of rehabilitation for many.
  • If the facility is equipped to treat co-occurring disorders. Addiction along with other mental health conditions is incredibly common in patients. Research shows that treatment is much more successful when these conditions are treated simultaneously.

Does Out-of-State Rehab Cost More?

Sadly, cost is a significant barrier when it comes to people getting the treatment they need. However, travel costs are usually the only additional costs associated with going to rehab in another state.

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance providers are forced to allow patients to use insurance to pay for rehab. It’s important to note that the specific facilities covered will vary according to your insurance plan.

If you lack insurance or your insurance is insufficient to cover the cost of treatment, many facilities offer different payment options.

If you or a loved one is considering addiction treatment, please reach out to an admissions navigator at to learn more about the care provided at Oxford Treatment Center.

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