In 2017, the state of Wyoming saw 12.1 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people. This was significantly lower than the 21.7 overdose deaths per 100,000 people across the United States as a whole.
This is great news if you’re looking at these National Institute on Drug Abuse statistics. After all, it shows that Wyoming hasn’t necessarily struggled with addiction as much as other states have.
And in many ways, Wyoming has been ahead of the curve when it comes to combating opioid addiction. For example, the state has had the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in place since 2003 – a program that makes it easier for pharmacists to ensure their patients aren’t getting duplicate prescriptions from multiple doctors.
But statistics and programs like this fall short when trying to tell the emotional story of addiction and your own personal struggle with substance abuse. Where can you turn for help? If you’ve been to rehab before, what other options do you have?
In this article, we’ll give you 4 reasons why going out of state to get addiction treatment at The Raleigh House in Colorado can help you find lasting recovery from substance abuse.
4 Reasons to Recover from Addiction at The Raleigh House in Colorado
1. We Get You Out of Your Everyday Environment
Is going out of state for addiction treatment really necessary? Aren’t there treatment centers much closer to home that I could go to? It’s normal to question going out of state for rehab. But there are actually more benefits to it than you would think.
For starters, going out of state for addiction treatment gives you a completely fresh start that you wouldn’t get if you went to a local rehab facility. At The Raleigh House, you won’t be tempted to contact your old dealers and you won’t have to worry about running into people you know. Being away from home puts you in a new, healthy environment where you can focus primarily on treatment and recovery.
Seeking treatment at The Raleigh House also helps you change your mindset about what you’re actually doing. In a local rehab facility, you may not have committed as well to treatment, knowing that your old life would be waiting for you once you got out. By going out of state for rehab, you can use our treatment program as the catalyst you need to fully embrace a path towards life-long recovery.
2. We Dig Deeper into What Led to Your Addiction
You didn’t just wake up one day and think, “I’m going to become addicted to alcohol or painkillers today.” As comical as that sounds, addiction is much more sinister. In many cases, substance abuse is triggered by trauma or mental health conditions like depression or an anxiety disorder.
At The Raleigh House, we know simply getting you off alcohol or drugs isn’t going to cut it. Detox is certainly the first step in treatment, but you have to go deeper in order to set yourself up for success with sobriety. That’s why we focus on getting to the bottom of what led to your addiction in the first place.
We leverage individual therapy, group therapy and other methods like equine therapy to help you uncover and face trauma or negative thoughts and emotions that have plagued your life. Once you discover these insights, we help you develop new techniques and strategies to cope with the triggers and mental health challenges you’re facing.
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3. We Offer a Full Continuum of Care that Eases You Back into Everyday Life
Unlike some addiction treatment centers, we offer a full continuum of care. This means that we are with you every step of the way in helping you reach recovery. When you come to The Raleigh House, you’ll begin with our detox program that’s designed to help get the alcohol and drugs out of your system in as safe and comfortable of a way as possible.
Once you’ve completed detox, you’ll transition into our residential treatment program where you’ll get to the bottom of your substance abuse and develop healthy replacements for your old destructive thoughts and feelings.
Once residential treatment is complete, you’ll enter our outpatient program that’s designed to help you transition back to everyday life. You’ll still meet with a therapist regularly, learn more about proper pro-recovery nutrition and practice the recovery techniques you learned in residential treatment. The difference is you’ll begin to do normal activities again to help you regain your independence and accountability.
4. We Don’t Force You to Change Your Beliefs or Religion
Everyone has their own specific beliefs and ideologies. At The Raleigh House, our goal isn’t to force you to follow a traditional 12-step program if that doesn’t work for you. Instead, we provide a holistic approach that can adapt to your specific beliefs and is designed to heal your mind, body and spirit.
When you come to our wellness-lodge, we will challenge you and it won’t always be comfortable. This is because you need to let go of your old destructive behaviors and develop new ways of thinking and feeling in order to sustain a sober life. This includes activities like individual therapy, equine therapy and art therapy, but we will never include forced religious or faith-based practices.
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Are you ready to break free from addiction? At The Raleigh House, we can help you get there. And better yet, our out-of-state location gives you the best chance to get away from your old environment in Wyoming and take the first step toward lasting recovery.
If you’re ready to learn more, we’re here to answer your questions and talk more about our unique and effective approach to addiction treatment. Contact us today to learn more.