There’s nothing inherently wrong about seeking treatment out of state. That is – if it’s a legitimate treatment facility.
Here in Fort Wayne, we see a lot of California or Florida based treatment centers advertising to addicts in Northeast Indiana. They’ll advertise with a fictitious local address and phone number, giving you the impression they are locally based in or near Fort Wayne, when in fact they are thousands of miles away.
When you call, they’ll pretend like they are local but tell you that they are at capacity so you must fly out to them where they have open beds.
Again, while a trip to California for treatment might sound more tempting than Fort Wayne, especially in the winter time, people often arrive finding that they don’t in fact have beds available leaving them stranded, or find that the level of care is subpar because the treatment facility is really just looking to onboard as many people as possible to get them on their insurance payroll, but minimize the actual level of care provided.