In some places, heroin and other opioids are major concerns, while other states see more addictions to prescription pain medications such as Oxycodone. Other substance abuse statistics – such as drug-related fatalities, the demographics of addiction, and the number of people who go untreated – can vary widely from state to state.
The addiction specialists at Lakeview Health’s Jacksonville, Florida rehab center are dedicated to helping individuals from all fifty states get the tools they need to achieve genuine, lasting recovery. By understanding the nature of addiction in your state and what your options are in terms of out-of-state addiction treatment, you or the person in your life struggling with addiction can make the best decision regarding your recovery needs.
When it comes to addiction treatment, “going local” is not always the best option, especially when the treatment options are few. When exploring your options, make sure to ask the following questions:
Does the addiction treatment center treat the specific substance to which I am addicted?
You may be surprised at how many addiction treatment facilities use a cookie-cutter, “one-size-fits-all” approach to treating addiction. Individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder need different types of care than individuals addicted to prescription opioids or stimulants. If the facility you are considering does not discuss the differences in how they approach these various substances, it is worth looking elsewhere.
Does the addiction treatment center offer the level of care I need?
Many facilities only offer outpatient care or partial hospitalization, and few offer comprehensive aftercare programs. The level of care that you require depends entirely on your circumstance. But at Lakeview Health, we make a point of offering every level of care from medically supervised detoxification and residential treatment through a range of levels of outpatient care and aftercare. The breadth of our offerings allows us to individualize our treatment for each patient who walks through our doors.
Does the addiction treatment center offer dual diagnosis?
It is well known in the medical community that individuals struggling with mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD are more likely to develop addictive behaviors and substance use disorders. Sadly, many of these will not get the help they need because they have not been diagnosed. A dual diagnosis program like the one at Lakeview Health treats addiction and mental wellness issues that underpin and fuel it simultaneously so that the patient has the best chance of avoiding relapse and achieving genuine recovery.
Does the addiction treatment center offer gender-specific care?
Another fact that is widely understood in the medical community is that men and women have different relationships to addiction. Aside from the obvious statistical facts that women are less likely to get the help they need, men tend to use substances for pleasure more than women do. In contrast, women are more likely to use substances to self-medicate mental health issues – including trauma – and other types of medical conditions. To pretend that men and women have identical needs when receiving addiction treatment is a recipe for relapse, and to this end, we offer gender-specific treatment at Lakeview Health.
But if you are concerned that your needs will not be met locally, it is important for your own recovery goals to seek help outside of your location.
Among the many issues that can fuel addictive behaviors and substance use disorders, environmental factors and “triggers” — that is, activities, locations, and people that push individuals to continue their substance use or relapse — are among the most dangerous. Taking time away from these factors by seeking help out of state can allow you to regain your physical and mental health as you develop healthy routines and strategies for handling the triggers you will inevitably face as you reenter everyday life drug- and alcohol-free.
A little bit of research can be very telling in terms of the kinds of issues that individuals struggling with substance use face in each of the fifty states. Although Lakeview Health only has one physical location, an addiction treatment center in Jacksonville, Florida, our facility and programs still attract patients from across the country. We know the issues patients from different areas will encounter when trying to choose a treatment facility. We can help with everything from general information about our programs to specific details on issues such as insurance coverage. The states listed here are just examples of the states from which our patients travel to seek substance use disorder treatment. If your state is not listed here, don’t worry; we can still help. Please contact Lakeview Health directly for more information.
If you or someone you care about is battling addiction, it is important that you act quickly no matter where in the U.S. you reside. The addiction specialists at Lakeview Health are ready to help. Reach out to us online today to learn more about our wide variety of addiction treatment and mental health programs, or call us at 866 704 7692 to learn more.
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