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Should you travel for rehab?If you are considering addiction rehab, learn what quality treatment looks like and know you may have to travel outside of Anchorage to find it.

Quality Addiction Treatment for Anchorage Residents

You should expect the following from any addiction treatment program:

  • Accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or the Joint Commission on Accredited Health Organizations (JCAHO). Having the approval of these organizations means the staff members, record keeping policies, success rates and other factors are regulated and monitored.
  • A facility that is clean, sanitary and hygienic. You can take a tour of the facility or speak with a former patient. The building doesn’t have to be new, but it does need to be well kept. Caring doctors and rehab workers will be doing their best to keep everyone comfortable and healthy.
  • Financial counselors to work with your insurance company and help you finance treatments. A quality facility will make affording rehab as simple for you as possible.

Typically the longer the treatment program the better the success rate and the less the chance of a relapse. Finding a rehab facility with a 30 day or longer program is worth the time. Looking for facilities that offer aftercare is also beneficial to long-term success. You may require specific services such as adolescent/teen targeted treatments, programs designed for women or recovery options with a Christian centered ideology. Finding a rehab center with all the above qualities and the right treatment options for you can be tricky and may require leaving Anchorage.

Social and Environmental Reasons to Travel away from Anchorage for Rehabilitation

Some people need their family and friends with them throughout treatment, because they provide a valuable support system. Other people are surrounded by enablers who encourage and even exploit the addiction. If your environment is contributing to your addiction, you will benefit from rehab outside of Anchorage. If you are traveling far from home for treatment, a residential inpatient program is recommended. Being enrolled in an outpatient program out of state is usually not feasible due to the cost of lodging, gas and food. You insurance plan may cover the cost of treatment outside of Anchorage, but if this is not an option, remember that the price of rehab is far more affordable than the cost of your life. It is important to get quality treatment and truly treat your addiction.

Find Rehabilitation Options for Anchorage Residents

Don’t let distance keep you from getting quality treatment. If you have more questions about rehab or want to ask about treatment options, please call our toll-free helpline. We are here 24 hours a day, and we can help you find the rehab resources you need.