How Do You Know Whether You Need Outpatient or Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment?

For some people, it’s difficult for them to understand just how far into addiction they have allowed themselves to go. It’s only after they realize home much collateral damage has accumulated in their path that they realize something has gone terribly wrong. When that realization hits, there is surely a lot of things that start running through their minds.

Hopefully, their thoughts finally get around to understanding they need to do something about their addiction issues before it’s too late. When an addiction sufferer is finally able to accept they have lost control over their substance abuse, they have to choose a path. They can choose to keep using until they suffer total devastation, or they can reach out for help. If they choose the latter option, they will have taken the first step towards recovery from their addiction disease. That’s the point where they have to start thinking about when and where to get treatment. The when should be easy because the right time is always now, today. The where is a little more complicated. However, there are plenty of top rehabs in America from which they can choose. If they live in or around the Columbus, Ohio area, they would certainly be welcome to come in for treatment in our top facility.

After choosing a rehab facility, the hard work towards recovery begins. The whole process would likely start with an intake interview. During the interview, a rehab representative would ask questions. The questions are important because they clarify the circumstances surrounding the client’s addiction issues. With that information in tow, the representative can decide on the proper course of treatment. If you are going through this process, you will eventually need to decide between an outpatient or inpatient program. We’ll explain how you should go through the selection process.

How Do You Know Whether You Need Outpatient or Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment?

Before you can make an educated decision about your treatment, you need to know more about your options. If you were to choose the inpatient treatment option, you would have to reside in the treatment center for the duration of the treatment process. Most of your days would be spent working with a therapist during individual therapy. The endgame of individual therapy would be discovering the driving force behind your addiction issues. That’s the information you would need to enable you to develop improved coping skills. With improved coping skills, you would have a better line of defense against your triggers.

When not participating in individual therapy sessions, you might get a chance to participate in group of family therapy sessions. During your downtime, you would get a chance to relax and enjoy the rehab facility’s amenities. With the outpatient option, you would still participate in individual therapy sessions. Depending on the level of outpatient program you end up with, you might also get a chance to work in groups. What you won’t do is stay in the facility after attending your therapy sessions. You would be permitted to return home to manage your personal responsibilities.

Which one do you need? The answer is complicated. If you have a severe addiction issue, inpatient care is always the best option. It would give the opportunity to go through treatment in an environment that exists to keep you safe and sober while working on recovery. If for any reason you can’t or won’t commit to inpatient treatment, an outpatient option would be the next best alternative. With that said, you should have a compelling reason for going the outpatient route. .

Here are a few common reasons why clients choose outpatient treatment:

  • They have a moderate addiction issue, yet still have the ability to manage their responsibilities
  • They have pressing obligations at work or school
  • They have pressing financial obligations and can’t afford to miss work
  • They have primary responsibility for the daily care of a family member (parent, child)

At the end of the day, the right treatment program is the one you will commit to for your own benefit. The type of program is not near as important as the effort you are willing to invest in your recovery. We are encouraged that you read this information. It indicates you might be ready to ask for help. If that’s the case, we are ready to help you. For more information about our facility and services, we want you to pick up the phone and call us at 833-820-2922.