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Why Rehab Location is Important When you are Detoxing

There are many reasons why you might not want to stay in your present location while you are in detox. These reasons influence the location of the detox facility you choose. It is important to carefully examine your reasons for seeking a specific treatment location to make sure that it fulfills all of your needs.

Ability to Stay in Rehab

If you have friends, neighbors or even family members that use drugs staying in your present location might be detrimental to your recovery. In your home town you will be exposed to:

  • your dealer
  • the places you used drugs
  • the people you used drugs with
  • family members that might not approve of your drug treatment

To find a detox center that is far away from these things, all you need to do is call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?).

Ease of Finding Drugs in your Home Location

When you are at home, you know exactly where to go to find the drugs you want. If you are in a location away from home and in a new city, it is incredibly difficult to find a drug dealer, particularly while you are in detox.

In your home town drugs are usually just a phone call away. This is not true when you are far away from your usual sources and contacts.

Presence of Triggers

Rehab Location

It’s harder to avoid triggers when you attend local rehab.

According to Nova Southeastern University, there are eight general categories of triggers:

  1. availability of the drug
  2. presence of dealers, family, or friends who use
  3. pressure from others
  4. thinking about your drug use in a positive light
  5. things you did while doing drugs
  6. emotional state you are in
  7. where you are
  8. physical state you are in

Finding an entirely different location for your detoxification will help you avoid many of these categories of triggers and hopefully avoid relapse.

Availability of a Qualified Detox Center

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a qualified detox center offers:

  • treatments backed by scientific evidence
  • 12 step, group, or other similar recovery programs
  • the correct length of treatment for your needs
  • personalized treatment for your specific issues
  • programs that are adaptable as your needs change

If detox centers in your area do not offer these things, it might be necessary to seek a different treatment location.


One of the key reasons people seek drug detox in a new location is privacy. If you are in detox and drug treatment close to where you live, you might run into people that you know from home, school, or work. When keeping your detox completely private is a concern, a drug detox center that is far away is usually best.

Finding a Detox Center in the Right Location

Finding the perfect detox center in a location that you want is difficult. We can help you simplify the process. All you have to do is call us at 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?) and let us find the right detox center for you.

Choosing the Best Detox Clinic

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on DetoxCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

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