Finding Transportation to Rehab

You did it.

You took that first step toward recovery from drug addiction: you broke down the wall of denial, admitted you have a problem and asked for help.

You talked it over with family and friends, established a support network of people who care about you and support your recovery, you found a treatment program and enrolled in rehab. You are on the brink of a new life as a sober, drug-free person.

There’s only one problem: you can’t find a ride.


Options for Transportation to Addiction Rehabilitation

You have come so far and are so close to recovery. Don’t let a small matter like transportation stop you now. If your rehab program does not offer transportation help, other resources are still available. With some imagination, persistence and resourcefulness you will be able to get to rehab. If you cannot drive to rehab there are many other transportation options such as the following:

  • Take a bus, train or subway
  • Call a taxi
  • Ask a friend or family member to drive you
  • Ask someone from your church to drive you
  • Ask someone from any church to drive you
  • Carpool with someone in your support group
  • Call your state or county social services and inquire about free public transportation

Even if you have no driver’s license, no car and no money, you can still find a way to get to rehab for the treatment you need. When you were still using drugs you probably would not have let a little thing like lack of transportation prevent you from getting drugs. If you were out of drugs and could get some across town, you would have found a way to get there and get what you needed.

One thing you can say about drug addicts is that they are resourceful. Employ that resourcefulness now to get the treatment you need to get your life back.

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