I definitely would not want to go into a program that would not let me out again. And I would want to be absolutely sure they understand how to treat DID.
My situation is that I have young children, I do not live in a metropolitan area (drive time to my current therapist is 50 minutes, and he has no experience with DID), I have very little internal communication, and I know my alters have very little experience being out and when they are out usually I lose time. I am extremely concerned about child alters coming out when I am outside my home, perhaps even hundreds of miles away, and being disoriented and terrified. This could be extremely traumatic, and they may not be competent to drive a car or navigate home. Imagine this happening while I have my children with me. This is a real risk, because lately some aspects of my daughter's behavior (normal for her age) have been triggering me into very yucky body memories, extreme dissociation, and/or rage.
I have a cell phone that is compatible with the Enhanced 911 system, and I have discussed with my husband how to work with emergency dispatch services to get them to locate my phone ASAP in the event I am overdue for returning home or calling in. But this is only a response to a dissociative type emergency; it does not prevent or mitigate the emergency. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_9-1-1
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