You’ve already done what of the hardest things that someone who’s dependent on a substance can do: you’ve decided that you want to get back the control that once came so easily. Now you have to make some decisions about your rehabilitation. Have you thought about checking into an overseas rehab center? If not, consider these reasons why this type of setting could be just what you need.
Protecting Your Privacy
Arranging for what others think is an extended leave of absence from work or a temporary reassignment to an international location of your employer is one way to reduce the potential for loved ones and casual acquaintances to know that you’re in rehab. You can even tell people that you’re planning an extended vacation. Outside of a spouse or significant other, no one else has to know where you are or that you’re undergoing treatments. All they know is that you’re expected back after a few months.
When you return home, there will be time to decide how much or how little you will tell others. For now, the focus can be on making the most of the rehab without wondering what the folks at home are thinking.
Removing Yourself From What’s Familiar
There’s a lot to be said for placing yourself in a setting that is completely removed from what you know. One of the more important reasons is that you’re not in a position to feel the tug of visiting the places where you’ve indulged or to have contact with those who made it possible to develop the habit in the first place. This is sometimes referred to as removal from a using environment. The geographical distance can improve the chances of successfully completing the program.
Access to Different Treatment Strategies
There are more ways to approach rehabilitation than many people realize. In fact, there are likely several strategies that are readily available abroad but are not offered domestically. One or more of those strategies could be what you need to regain the control that you’ve lost. Why not opt for international rehab if it increases the odds of achieving your goal?
Exposure to a Different Culture
While getting away from what you know is one important aspect of your rehabilitation, there’s another benefit to consider. Choosing to enter a program based in a different country provides the opportunity to be exposed to a new culture.
There could be some aspects of the culture that resonate with you and in fact help you be more appreciative of how other people live. Along the way, some of the particulars may equip you with ideas and approaches that make it easier to remain in control long after your rehab is completed. At the very least, you gain new understandings that help you to let go of stereotypes and see value in a culture other than your own.
The Potential to Undergo Rehab Treatment That’s More Affordable
Your primary focus is on entering a program that will help you learn how to control your life. The cost may not be the primary motivator, but it is something that must be considered. What would you think ab out entering an overseas rehab center if it offered treatment options not found at home and also involved less expense?
Depending on where you seek treatment, that could be the combination that you find. Even as you more forward with your goals, the strain on your bank account is kept to a minimum. Think of what that means in terms of easing one type of worry as you seek to make the most of the program.
The decision is ultimately yours to make. Consider what an overseas rehab facility offers in comparison to your domestic options. Check with your insurance provider and get an idea of what will and will not be covered. With that information in hand, you can make the choice that’s best for you.