The drug addiction problem in America has again reached epidemic proportions. As a result of this problem, residential treatment facilities all over the country are operating at maximum capacity. That’s not good news for all of the addiction sufferers who are out there looking for a reliable treatment option.
While residential treatment facilities try to deal with growing demand, the addiction treatment community has been pressured to respond. They have responded by opening more facilities that offer dedicated outpatient services. It’s all hands on deck when it comes to trying to meet the demand for drug and alcohol addiction treatment services.
If you are contemplating getting help for your addiction problem, you need to prepare yourself to do research. You might have to contact several residential addiction treatment facilities before you find an available bed.
For a moment, we’ll assume you might be able to get adequate treatment through outpatient services. If you are not sure, you could contact an outpatient facility and schedule a consultation. The outpatient facility’s intake administrator should be able to determine whether or not an outpatient option would be right for you. FYI: Here are some of the criteria they would likely use to make such a determination:
- Type of substance being abused
- The length of time you have been using or drinking
- The frequency of your substance abuse
- The amount of drugs/alcohol you use each session
- The circumstances surrounding your addiction
If you can’t find anything in your local community, you might want to consider looking elsewhere.
Did you know that portions of Florida are renowned for providing the highest level of care in the world? It’s true. Addiction treatment community experts often refer to South Florida as the “rehab capital of the world.”
Palm Beach sits right in the heart of the South Florida addiction treatment community. The area has a lot of addiction treatment resources, both residential and outpatient treatment facilities. Due to the popularity of getting treatment in the region, it’s not always possible to find residential treatment availability. However, a lot of the top facilities run good outpatient programs.
Finding an Outpatient Program in Palm Beach
If you are interested in getting outpatient care in the Palm Beach area, you should have no problems finding a facility that accepts clients from outside the region. You should know that a lot of addiction treatment community experts believe it’s better for someone to travel for treatment as opposed to getting treatment locally.
Getting outpatient care away from home does offer challenges, the main one being shelter during treatment. With that said, it might be worth the investment to stay in a hotel or boarding house for a month or two while you get outpatient treatments. Why would you do that? Let’s look at three ways you could benefit from traveling for outpatient treatment.
Eliminating Distractions From Home
Home is where your addiction lives and thrives. That’s where your dealers live, and that’s where your drug-using friends roam the streets. It’s also where the things that cause stress in your life are located.
By traveling for treatment, you can get away from all these harmful distractions. That would allow you to focus on the task at hand, recovering your addiction illness.
Access to a higher level of Care
If you come from a small community, the level of addiction treatment care you would have access to could be limited. You could eliminate that problem if you would be willing to expand the scope of how close to home you wanted to be while getting treatment. The further you would be willing to go would increase your ability to find the best care you can afford.
Privacy and Anonymity
If you wanted to have privacy while you get treatment for your addiction, that would be hard to do in an area where you are known. If you were to leave the area for treatment, you would be just another face in the crowd while getting treatment. When treatment was done, you could return home a new and clean person.
If you need treatment for an addiction issue, you must be willing to do what is necessary to get what you need. If that means traveling to Palm Beach for treatment with us, then that is exactly what you need to do. If you want information about our facility and outpatient services, please give us a call at 844-639-8371.