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The Benefits of Traveling for Addiction Treatment

A shot, taken from behind, of a young woman walking in an airport terminal.

It’s certainly true that recovery from addiction can happen both close to home and further away.

But it’s also true that there are advantages to choosing a treatment program that isn’t in one’s hometown. Let’s take a closer look at a few of them.

Old Temptations Are Out of the Picture

Imagine being in treatment, which can certainly be hard at times, knowing that your favorite bar is a 10-mintue drive away. Or that the friend you used to get high with lives the next town over.

Now imagine that your treatment program is 300 miles away. Ditching treatment can no longer be a split decision. Leaving would have to be planned out—and that extra time is long enough to get a handle on emotions and recommit to treatment.

New Scenery, New Motivation

You know that feeling when you go on vacation and see something new. You feel invigorated and refreshed.

There’s actually a scientific explanation for that. Novelty increases dopamine production in the brain. Addition takes a toll on the brain’s natural reward system; so more dopamine is definitely a good thing, especially in terms of motivation.


By now, people know that there is no shame in addiction—and that seeking treatment is a brave, wise and admirable thing to do.

At the same time, however, your loved one may not fully accept that truth. Or maybe he or she just needs time to heal, without feeling like there is an audience watching.

Either way, going to treatment away from home can be a very positive—and freeing—experience.

Discreet Addiction Treatment at The Raleigh House

The Raleigh House is a treatment center located in Denver that believes everyone deserves the chance to live a free, happy and peaceful life. We have all the tools needed to help your loved one get sober—and build a new and better life. Contact us today to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.

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