Drug Rehab Transportation & Travel (FAQs)

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If you plan to participate in a residential treatment program, you can get rehab transportation services that assist with getting you to the location of your choice. Alternatively, if you simply need help with making travel arrangements, drug rehab will help you with that too. This article will show you your options for travel and how to prepare for your journey.

American Addiction Centers offers assistance to those who are traveling out of state to attend rehab. To learn more about how we can help you get to and from rehab, or assist you in the arrangement of travel plans:

Options for Travel & Pickup

There are several ways you can travel to a substance use disorder treatment center that is in another city or state. Your mode of transportation may depend on how far you plan to travel to drug rehab. If you are going to a neighboring city or town, you might use a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft, or have a friend or family member drive you. If the rehab center is very far away, you can make a plan. There are even some rehabs that will pick you up. When checking out a rehab facility, be sure to ask about their rehab transportation services.

In many cases, rehabs will pick you up from the nearest airport at least, and this may be free of charge. Contact the rehab directly to learn more about potentially free transportation to rehab.

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Can I Drive to Rehab and Be Admitted Same Day?

Sometimes you can get same-day rehab admittance. This will depend on the specific facility’s capacity and your need. The rehab will also need to verify your insurance benefits before beginning treatment. Verifying your insurance in advance of going to the rehab center will help speed up the admission process. It may be better to call the drug rehab to verify your insurance and ask whether they can offer same-day admittance before deciding to drive over.

Top Reasons to Travel to Rehab

You may find some of these top reasons to travel to a drug rehab:

  • Provides an escape from a potentially toxic environment or people.
  • Can give you a fresh reset in life.
  • Helps you get away from triggering situations.
  • May open up greater job opportunities.
  • You may find a new supportive community.

What Should I Pack for Rehab?

  • Clothes.
  • Shoes.
  • Robe.
  • Coat.
  • Books.
  • Stationery or a journal.
  • Stamps and envelopes, if you wish to keep in touch with loved ones.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Alarm clock.
  • Insurance information.
  • Cash, checkbook, or credit card.

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About The Contributor
Sherilyn Moore, B.A.
Sherilyn Moore, B.A.
Author, American Addiction Centers
Sherilyn Moore is a freelance writer with over 10 years of experience. She has dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications and an Inbound Marketing Certificate from HubSpot Academy. She has written for a wide variety of industries, including hundreds of articles in the field of substance abuse. Sherilyn stays up-to-date in the world of […] Read More
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