July 2, 2018 Felicia Durling

Inpatient vs. Outpatient: Choosing the Right Recovery Program

Deciding to move forward with a drug rehab program is a big step. One of the most important decisions that you can make is choosing the right program to support your needs. Is it necessary to check in to an inpatient clinic, or can you achieve full recovery with an outpatient program?

The most important thing you need to know is that every person is unique. Just because a specific program worked for someone you know, doesn’t mean that the same system will be right for your needs. Instead of jumping to conclusions about the treatment program, it’s best to assess your needs and talk to an addiction recovery expert for personalized recommendations.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient

With an inpatient program, the person stays in a residential facility during the initial treatment. This form of rehabilitation can be helpful for some people. But, the challenge of an inpatient system is that people are removed from the day-to-day life. So, it is impossible for a person to maintain responsibilities for school, work, or family at the same time.

In comparison, an outpatient rehabilitation program may or may not include overnight stays. But, the majority of the treatment is completed while the person continues their life as normal. Ongoing treatments and counseling sessions are available during off-hours. This solution is ideal for someone who needs to maintain their personal or professional activities while overcoming the addiction.

Flexibility for Addiction Recovery

There’s no question that outpatient addiction recovery offers more flexibility compared to an inpatient program. A variety of therapies and programs are available, which can be planned around the person’s schedule and obligations. At the same time, the person can receive continued support from family and friends, helping to build a solid foundation for a future of sobriety.

At The Center for Life Change, we believe that every person should receive personalized care. We are here to assess your needs and provide recommendations about the treatments that are right for your situation. Contact us to learn more about the options that are available to help you overcome addictive behavior: (951) 775-4000

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