If I Need Help for Addiction – Do I Have To Stay in NJ?

Location is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing an addiction treatment center. If you are struggling with addiction and reside in New Jersey, you do not have to stay in New Jersey for rehab. You are free to choose a rehab that is located anywhere in the world. However, if you are using your health insurance, you may only be able to choose from rehabs that are in your state. If you are paying privately, your options are unlimited.

There are several reasons why you should not stay in New Jersey for rehab:


Staying in your home state for rehab can pose more distractions than going out of state to rehab. Your family and friends are closer by, which makes it easier for them to visit you. Being privy of your family’s and friends’ issues can be a distraction. Since you are closer to home, giving up on rehab can be much easier because you are only a ride or walk away from home.

Relapse Triggers

Being in the same environment where you were active in your addiction makes you susceptible to relapse triggers. People, places, and objects that were associated with your addiction can trigger you.

Quality of Treatment

Though New Jersey is evolving into a recovery state, they do not have the same years of experience in treating addiction as other states. Rehabs who have years of experience typically have more experienced staff and more amenities; therefore, they render better treatment.


If you are going to rehab in your home state, you are more likely to run into people that you know. Running into people that you have used with can make rehab more detrimental than beneficial.

Choosing to Stay in New Jersey or Not for Rehab

Whether or not to stay in New Jersey is your personal choice. Some people can do just fine in a rehab that is in their home state. Other people may need the distance, quality, and privacy of an out-of-state rehab. Your personal situation and financial situation will determine which is best for you.

Seacrest Recovery Center is an excellent rehab that has two locations. We are located in Eatontown, New Jersey and Boynton Beach, Florida. Whether or not you decide to stay in New Jersey or go to Florida, you can still experience the quality treatment of Seacrest Recovery. Both locations have highly-experienced, empathetic staff, and both locations accept most major insurance plans.

If you are interested in Seacrest Recovery Center in New Jersey, call us today at 833-610-1174

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