If you or a loved one struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction, a rehab facility can provide professional treatment and a supportive environment.
This guide will help you understand if inpatient or outpatient rehab is better for you.
Choosing the right rehab are the first steps towards recovery. While one is not better than the other, choosing an inpatient or outpatient treatment plan to suit your needs will help ensure long-term recovery.
When you go through inpatient treatment, you live at the drug rehab facility for 24-hour medical and emotional support. This treatment is especially helpful for those with a severe substance use disorder, a home environment unsuitable for appropriate treatment, or if you or a loved one is struggling with mental health. Living at a professional rehab facility provides you with intensive care to ensure structured support is always available.
24-hour inpatient rehab facilities focus help patients through medically assisted detox and then combat withdrawal symptoms. Much of the assistance comes from guidance about living a healthy lifestyle after treatment ends. Typically, inpatient treatment programs can span anywhere from a few weeks to several months depending on your needs.3
While inpatient treatment may be beneficial to many who struggle with substance use, certain parameters make it more helpful to certain people.
You should consider inpatient treatment if you answer yes to any of the following:
Withdrawal from certain substances, like alcohol and benzodiazepines, can come with serious and dangerous side effects. If you answered yes to one or more of the above points, it is highly recommended that you seek inpatient treatment for the safest recovery possible.
Outpatient rehab allows you to live at home while still receiving treatments at a professional rehab facility. This makes outpatient rehab far less intensive than inpatient programs. Typically, outpatient recovery programs require you to spend around 12 hours per week at the treatment facility and can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months.3
If you or a loved one is dealing with a moderate substance use disorder, or you are unable to commit to inpatient rehab but would still like to seek treatment, outpatient rehab is a great choice.
Outpatient treatment is particularly helpful if you or a loved one cannot take extended time away from everyday responsibilities like work or school. Like inpatient programs, outpatient recovery programs start with detoxification, if necessary.
While outpatient treatment may benefit many who struggle with substance use, the below parameters make it more helpful to some.
You should consider outpatient treatment if you answer yes to any of the following:
As of 2019, nearly 1 in 10 people who need treatment do not receive any. No matter which recovery option you choose, you or your loved one start towards lifelong recovery. Both inpatient and outpatient options provide the professional treatment needed to move away from substance use and live a more fulfilling life.
No matter which option you choose, treatment can provide physical and emotional support to aid in recovery and give you the proper tools to ensure recovery does not stop after rehab.
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If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can: browse top-rated listings, visit our homepage, or visit SAMHSA, at www.samhsa.gov, or by calling 800-662-HELP. You may also contact The Florida Department of Children and Family Services at https://www.myflfamilies.com/