Is a Rural or City Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center Better?

As long as you are stuck in the cycle of addiction, everything in your life is subject to turmoil. The only way you have to get out is through the front door of a reputable drug and alcohol addiction treatment center.

As you contemplate getting treatment, you need to understand that treatment will only come when you are ready to ask for it. That’s the second step towards recovery. The first step involves your willingness to admit you are powerless over your substance of choice. That solitary admission will help set your recovery process in motion.

After your admission, your next task is finding a rehab facility that offers you the best chance for a lasting recovery. Rehab facilities come in all shapes and sizes. The can be located on an isolated island or smack dab in the middle of a heavily populated community. All of that matters very little compared to the quality of care a rehab facility can offer.

A rehab facility’s ability to truly help people boils down to the quality of the people who are delivering treatment. A talented group of addiction treatment professionals armed with the right mix of treatment modalities is the best treatment option you can find. The question is, “where do you find the best place to get treatment?”

Finding the right treatment facility requires that you do a little bit of research. You don’t want to just drop into a treatment facility and hope for the best. If you need helping to figure out where to go, here are a few things you can do:

  • Check out rehab websites and look for testimonials
  • Ask for a referral from your primary care physician
  • Ask for a referral from a local addiction treatment hotline
  • Read online reviews

If you are reading this information, your primary concern may be rehab location. Since we believe that’s a viable concern, we want to offer you the following information.

Is a Rural or City Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center Better?

What someone values about a rehab facility is usually subjective. It’s hard to qualify what people believe is better or worse. However, some factors can help point the way to a logical conclusion.

When addressing the titled question, we want to start with the assumption where you live is going to be of little relevance. You are just looking to determine if your best treatment options are going to come from rural or big city facilities. Let’s do this comparison by simply highlighting the positives of each option.

A big-city drug and alcohol rehab facility is likely to have more space. They probably have a lot more traffic, which means they employ a bigger staff. If a facility has a big staff, it’s a good bet that some of the facility’s staff members are talented. Also, highly educated and well-trained therapists tend to live closer to big cities. That affords them access to rehab facilities that will keep them busy with a solid stream of needy clients.

A rehab facility located in a rural area offers more peace and quiet. Without the hustle and bustle of the streets around the facility, it’s easier for clients to focus on the treatment process.

While in a rural rehab facility, clients are less likely to encounter people to whom they are familiar. They are also less likely to run into their drug dealers and drug-using friends. That kind of privacy and anonymity is worth its weight in gold to people who want to get treatment without interruption from outside sources.

As you can see, both city and rural treatment facilities offer certain advantages. Selecting the right treatment facility comes down to two things; your personal preferences and affordability. If you have healthcare insurance, pricing becomes less of an issue, leaving personal preference as the deciding factor.

No matter where you go for treatment, what you get out of the process will depend on what you put into it. As long as you are open, honest, and committed to the treatment process, your chances of a successful recovery are very good.

We hope you found this information useful. While it might not offer assurance, we can assure you this. If you seek help from our facility, we will do everything in our power to deliver you to the path of a lasting recovery. If you need more information about our facility and services, feel free to contact one of our administrators at 833-820-2922.