Making the decision to seek help is incredibly difficult. Once you do, we can help make it easy to decide on the best TYPE of help for you or your loved one.
If you’ve decided on drug rehab or mental health treatment for yourself or a loved one, you’ll have to choose whether inpatient or outpatient treatment would be most appropriate.
Inpatient treatment means that an individual with substance use disorder or mental health issues like depression can stay full-time at the treatment center. In outpatient treatment, they live at home or at a sober living, and visit the facilities for help during the day.
What are other differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab programs?
First, outpatient treatment can be less expensive. That also means, though, that you don’t get the same 24/7 care as inpatient residential treatment.
In outpatient treatment plans, you can continue your normal activities or even work outside of treatment hours. That can make it more difficult to focus on getting better with no distractions. However, outpatient programs can also train you to avoid real-life triggers.
The choice that you or your family have to make will depend on many factors:
- The severity of your substance use disorder or mental health issues
- The patient’s real-life responsibilities
- Any unique needs
It’s a decision that should not be taken lightly.