The Benefits of Seeking Local Addiction Treatment

Thousands of Americans turn to substance use treatment (1) every year to address substance use disorders of all types and severities. With thousands of treatment options across the nation, choosing the best program for you or a loved one can easily become overwhelming. Seeking substance use treatment locally is becoming a more popular option each year. Many are beginning to see the multitude of benefits of finding a quality substance use treatment facility in their local area.

If you or someone you love is considering substance use treatment, contact us at Guardian Recovery Network. We are available 24/7 to receive your call. In a matter of minutes, we will be able to provide you with information and assistance in beginning your journey towards recovery. We can even provide a free no obligation insurance check for you over the phone. Call Guardian Recovery Network today and start living your life free from addiction.

Reduced Barriers to Accessing Treatment

Local treatment can provide a major benefit in helping to remove some of the potential barriers that keep many out of treatment. For many, the distance away from home can be an enormous hurdle to overcome. When deciding on a treatment facility, the idea of being far away from supportive loved ones causes many to hesitate. Though there may be other obstacles to overcome, having your treatment needs met locally can provide the necessary love as support for your loved one to persevere on their pathway to freedom from addiction. 

Benefits of Being Close to Home With a Support Network

It is important to note how beneficial having a local support system can be for a substance use program participant. Participating in substance use treatment can often be a difficult process for participants. Speaking daily about vulnerable topics is both necessary to the treatment process, but also uncomfortable. This is where a quality support system comes in. As your loved one bravely confronts life controlling issues, supportive networks are able to give the care, encouragement, and support required for this journey.

The Role of Family & Community Support in Addiction Recovery

One of the most important elements for many is having their family as part of their support system. Knowing that a supportive family is behind them can make all the difference to someone in treatment. Often programs will offer the opportunity of family group therapy sessions during the treatment process and family participation sends a message of love and support to the main participant.

Sense of Community & Belonging in Local Addiction Treatment

Another important element in a complete support system is the community and relationships that they are able to have while in treatment. Having local community support helps to remove the shame and stigma that many carry as they begin to address their addiction. Seeing support rather than judgment or condemnation from community members helps provide much needed encouragement to the program participant.

Access to Aftercare Services & Ongoing Support

Immediately after beginning treatment, program participants will discuss with their primary counselor their plan for aftercare (2). Aftercare is the crucial element in the treatment process that bridges the gap between program participation and resuming everyday life.  Local treatment facilities provide the benefit of local aftercare. Program participants have the ability to participate in a quality aftercare program without the added stress of an unknown environment or relationships.

Greater Likelihood of Long-term Recovery & Sobriety in Local Treatment

Many sports teams will refer to having the “home field advantage” as a key element to success. The same can be said for a person involved in the early stages of recovery. Being surrounded by supportive members of your community can often give the support and belonging that addiction can disrupt. Hearing “congratulations” or “I am proud of you” from a loved one can do wonders to encourage the person in recovery to continue their journey.

Local community members are often the ones who the person in recovery will need to make amends with as part of their program. Having these people available for this process locally will help overcome this hurdle and provide an added level of momentum to their recovery efforts.

Flexibility of Local Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

Outpatient treatment options (3) offer the flexibility that many need in order to continue their daily responsibilities. This benefit is compounded when the participant is able to attend a local outpatient program. Participants are able to live in their own home and, more often than not, resume a functioning daily life of family and work responsibilities.Continuing to work and take care of already existing responsibilities can make the transition to long term recovery seamless. 

Reduced Costs of Local Addiction Treatment

When a treatment facility requires travel, oftentimes the participant will not want to go alone. Similarly, family and friends will often wish to accompany the participant to begin their treatment process. If treatment requires travel, the multiple people involved paying for airfare, lodging, and resources throughout their travel time adds up quickly. The same expense is often doubled when the same support system travels to pick their loved one up for treatment.

Insurance Coverage & Payment Options Available Locally

Another financial benefit to local treatment options is the flexibility in methods of payment. These can include acceptance of localized or regional insurance as well as existing relationships with local financial institutions. The ability to remove the financial burden of treatment can often make a major difference since the friends and family of the program participant will now be able to offer proper emotional support without financial distractions. 

Contact Us Today to Begin

These benefits and many others provide a strong case for seeking out local treatment options for you or your loved one. Guardian Recovery Network recognizes these benefits. We have established quality substance use treatment facilities nationwide to serve this purpose. Call today and one of our Treatment Advisors will point you in the right direction.

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