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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab

therapist explains to client the difference between inpatient vs. outpatient rehab

Each person’s path to addiction is different, and so will be their path to recovery. For this reason, there are a variety of options when it comes to receiving treatment at a rehab for a substance use disorder. Outpatient rehab may be a better fit for those with milder addictions and those who need more flexibility. Inpatient rehab may be best for those with more severe addictions who require around-the-clock care, especially as they go through withdrawal.

Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient rehab, you can still access the same therapies and benefit from a customized treatment plan unique to you and your needs. Call The Arbor today to learn more about what addiction treatment program may be right for you.

What Is Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab?

No matter your substance use disorder or dual diagnosis, there is an addiction treatment program designed to best suit your needs. But before you can make that decision for yourself or your loved one, it is vital to first understand what defines inpatient vs. outpatient treatment.

Inpatient Rehab

An inpatient rehab program is the most structured and supervised option available. Designed for the most extreme addictions, care is in place around the clock by a team of medical and therapeutic professionals. This is especially helpful for those who experience severe withdrawal symptoms after they stop the substance use. Comfortable residential accommodations are provided to give each client a feeling of home as they go through the difficult process of withdrawal. Group, individual, and family therapy sessions are integrated as part of the treatment experience, as well as more experiential therapies like art and equine therapy.

Addictions caused by depression, anxiety, and trauma see a greater rate of successful recovery when inpatient rehab is taken advantage of. This also provides an easier transition to outpatient programming and aftercare services.

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab can come in the form of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). It can be the place where you start your treatment or where you transition from inpatient treatment. A PHP is a smart bridge for those transitioning out of 24/7 inpatient care and integrating themselves into their daily life and routines. It allows for a continued structure of therapy and support for sober living. An IOP is more flexible, as it is designed for those who have proven they can stay sober on their own with little supervision, as well as proactively attend regular therapy sessions.

What Treatment Option Is The Right One For You?

It’s best to seek the guidance of professionals to determine which treatment options are suitable for you. Consult with a trusted medical professional or make an appointment with a drug rehab center—like The Arbor—to speak with an intake specialist.

No matter what treatment you decide is the best for you, you will receive a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. Some things to consider when comparing treatment options include:

  • How severe your cravings are – The more cravings, the more care you will need.
  • Your life commitments – If your work and family require your continued attention, consider the most flexible options for your situation.
  • Overall health – The state of your mental and physical health can determine what level of treatment you can manage on your own or with help.

When determining inpatient vs. outpatient rehab, consult medical and behavioral health professionals before deciding.

Contact The Arbor for Addiction Treatment

As part of The Arbor’s 67-acre ranch in Georgetown, Texas, we offer both inpatient and outpatient rehab options in our luxury addiction treatment center. Clients benefit from a therapeutic environment that promotes a holistic approach to treatment and recovery.

The Arbor offers treatment for many substance use disorders, including alcohol addiction, benzo addiction, heroin addiction, meth addiction, opioid addiction, fentanyl addiction, and many others.

The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare treatment team is standing by at 844.413.2690 to answer any questions you have about rehab options. You can also contact The Arbor online. Do not delay in getting the help you need for a substance use disorder.