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What Can I Do If Treatment Isn’t Available Locally?

What can I do if rehab is not available locally?You should choose a rehab facility based on several factors and not just its location in or near Austin. It may seem like a good idea to enter the rehab facility you are closest to, or you may feel that rehab away from home would be too much of a hassle. However local rehab facilities may not provide the best, most comprehensive treatment possible.

Austin Addiction Rehab Facility Certification

When looking for treatment, there are other factors that are much more important than location. Even if there is a treatment center near you in Austin, if it is not certified by the proper state and national organizations then you should not enroll there. Also it is vital that an addiction treatment center has a wide range of treatment options available. What you need is proper treatment, not just convenient treatment. The better treatment you get to begin with, the less likely you are to relapse. Enrolling in a good rehab facility is worth the investment of a few more miles of travel.

Austin Drug Rehabilitation Staff Certification

Some of the certifications to look for among the staff at a rehab center include the following:

  • Certified chemical dependency counselors (CCDC)
  • Licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC)
  • Addiction treatment counselor (ATC)

Certifications to look for in the rehab facility itself include the following:

  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF)
  • The Joint Commission (TJC) formally known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Options for Austin Residents

Even if there aren’t rehab facilities near you in Austin, inpatient and outpatient programs at distant rehab centers have their advantages. Inpatient programs will give you a stable, constant environment – no matter the location. You will save time and money on travel with inpatient treatment, as you will not have to drive or find a ride to daily therapy sessions. Outpatient treatment may be an option if you are willing to invest the time and money into commuting. Always keep in mind that you will get results that are equal to the time, energy and effort you put into your addiction treatment.

Find Addiction Treatment for Austin Residents

If you are searching for the right rehab facility for you or a loved one, we can help you find addiction treatment. Call our toll-free helpline to get connected with caring addiction recovery counselors. When you call, please feel free to ask about how your insurance may cover the costs of rehab and how we can help you arrange travel to the treatment program of your choice.