Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab: Getting the Help You Need
If you or a loved one is battling with substance abuse or alcoholism and you want to accept treatment, you basically have two options to choose from – inpatient or outpatient rehab. Each type of program offers its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to consider all of the factors to ensure you’re choosing the program that will give you your best chance of attaining recovery and a lasting sobriety.
Here, Coastal MD's takes a closer look at each to help you find the best type of care for your or your loved one’s unique case.
Inpatient Rehab Services
When a patient accepts treatment by an inpatient rehab program, they are admitted into a treatment facility where they will remain throughout the entire course of treatment. Depending on the patient’s recovery needs, this can be as short as 28 days or longer than 90 days.
Inpatient treatment typically starts with a detoxification process followed by a variety of different programs and counseling sessions. In most cases, ongoing therapy is recommended to help maintain the progress made in rehab once the patient checks out of treatment.
Outpatient Rehab Services
In an outpatient rehab program, the individual receives treatments that are similar to those in inpatient rehabs with the exception being they are able to return home once the day’s treatments are concluded. Outpatient rehab patients are also required to check in with their treatment specialists on a bi-weekly to monthly basis depending on the individual treatment plan, which can vary from patient to patient to meet everyone's individual needs. The frequency of your visits is determined by your provider.
While similar, an outpatient rehab program is not quite as intensive as an inpatient treatment program, which offers round-the-clock care and supervision.
How to Determine Which Level of Treatment You Need
You will probably be best served by an inpatient treatment program if you can answer “yes” to the following questions:
Ultimately, you need to weigh the pros and cons of both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers to help ensure you receive the best type of treatment for your recovery needs.
Coastal MD's Offers Effective Outpatient Substance and Alcohol Treatment Programs
If you or a loved one needs help for substance abuse or alcoholism, Coastal MD's has outpatient substance abuse and alcohol treatment centers that can help. We are fully committed to providing our patients with high quality, cost effective treatments and support so they can recover from their addictions and return to the life they’ve lost. Choosing to accept treatment is not always easy, but it’s crucial that you make this decision. Know that you are not alone; we are here to help. Call us today at (910) 793-4311 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and take that all-important first step toward recovering your life.