Drug addiction continues to be a growing problem in this country. It is estimated that more than 23 million adults in the United States have dealt with problematic drug use.
The National Institutes of Health states:
Based on the study results, the majority of people with drug use disorder never receive any form of treatment. About 14 percent of people who had drug use disorder in the past year and about 25 percent of people who had ever had drug use disorder received care. Even among people with moderate-to-severe drug use disorder, less than 20 percent of those with past-year drug use disorder and less than one-third of those with lifetime drug use disorder received treatment. Treatment rates for alcohol use disorder are similarly low. Earlier this year, Dr. Grant’s group found that nearly one-third of adults in the United States have alcohol use disorder at some time in their lives, but only about 20 percent receive treatment. Treatment rates for alcohol use disorder are similarly low. Earlier this year, Dr. Grant’s group found that nearly one-third of adults in the United States have alcohol use disorder at some time in their lives, but only about 20 percent receive treatment. (NIH)
We have a major drug problem in America, and very few people ever receive treatment. Many people never pursue treatment out of fear, fear of the unknown, fear of withdrawal, and mental and physical pain.
Deciding to check Into treatment is a hard choice, and choosing the right treatment and sober living facility can be even more difficult. So do you stay in your home state or leap of faith and travel out of state for treatment?
What are the Benefits of an Out-of-State Sober Living Home?
Traveling out of state can be very beneficial. Getting away from the older adults, places, and things and starting over in a new environment can be refreshing. It will give you a better chance at making a full recovery. You can choose a location where you feel more relaxed, like the beach or mountains, and get away from your triggers and negative influences.
Often just changing your routine and removing yourself from unhealthy situations can cause a significant improvement mentally. This makes you a stronger person because you have the space to work through your problems.
A Refreshing Start to Your Sobriety
Traveling out of state for a sober living can also be very beneficial. An out-of-state program can be refreshing and give residents the chance to focus on their sobriety. Some of the other benefits of out-of-state sober living can include:
A change in the scenery could positively impact your mental health.
On the other hand, removal from your old environment and peers could trigger relapses.
Different services are provided that may not be available in your area.
A possible lower cost of living and a better job market.
A more recovery-friendly area so you would have more and better support.
Research has found that changing your environment can have a huge impact on the success of your recovery. For example, one could enter a treatment or sober living program in their hometown and have difficulty staying clean. They decide to move out of state to a different treatment facility or sober living home and have great success and long-term sobriety.
Sober Living Homes for Addiction And Alcoholism
If you or someone you love is looking for a premier, co-ed sober living facility, we would love to have you here at New You Sober Living. New You Sober Living helps men and women in recovery succeed and prosper. Everyone here is treated with dignity and respect. We will guide you and give you a personalized experience to fit your needs and requirements. So let us provide you with a safe place to stay by calling us today. Our team of specialists is available around the clock to assist you.