Why Traveling Can Help Your RecoveryWhen you travel for treatment, you have more options to treat your addiction. You are not limited by what specific facilities are near where you live. Over 23 million people suffer from addiction and mental health issues. Out of those figures, approximately 20 million people need treatment. Of those who need treatment, approximately 15 percent (3 million people) receive treatment from a specialized facility.
For you to recover from addiction, you need space. Space to breathe. Space to heal. This takes time, and you have to be intentional about it. If you stay at home, you will face obstacles to recovery such as responsibilities and proximity to triggering places and peers. If you are a parent, it is common to place the needs of your family and loved ones before your own needs. However, this does not work with addiction recovery. You must value your sobriety enough to make it a priority. Once you are clean, you will be a much better parent and family member.