You’ve made the decision to get treatment for addiction. That’s an outstanding one. Now, you need to determine what type of therapy is best for you. Inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment are both options but are very different in terms of how they can help you. Making the right decision often means focusing on your unique needs. Our team at Crestview Recovery can help you to make the best decision for your needs.
What Is Inpatient Treatment Like?
The biggest difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment is going home at night. In residential or inpatient treatment, you’ll spend your time with us for an extended amount of time. The length depends on many factors, including the complexity of your addiction and your unique needs. During inpatient care, you are removed from your normal life. You’ll remain in the treatment facility for the length of your care.
This can provide a number of benefits, including:
- Removal from high risks at home
- Focused ability to work on your care without distractions
- Ability to create new relationships with others going through the same thing
- Access to more comprehensive and more frequent care
- Numerous therapy options to choose from
When you step into this type of treatment, you’ll work closely with your team to create a plan that works for you. That may mean a range of treatments and care throughout the day. Yet, you’re also protected from exposure to drugs and alcohol. That may mean you have a better chance of building up your confidence before you have to deal with temptation.
You are away from your family and friends. You’ll have more time for yourself. That may be worrisome to some people, but it allows you to focus on your unique care needs. For those with moderate to severe addiction, inpatient care is essential.
What Is Outpatient Treatment?
The term outpatient treatment refers to any type of treatment in which you’ll spend time receiving treatment and then go home. The frequency of this depends significantly on the severity of your addiction. Some people will spend more time in treatment early on and, as they see improvement and meet their goals, they are able to pull away from that level of care and reduce the frequency of you. Keep in mind that you may still receive care multiple times a week and for extended hours.
For some, a key benefit to outpatient rehab programs is having the ability to learn to balance your recovery with your daily life. If you want to be able to work or go to school, you may be able to do so. You may be able to get help from friends and family. It is important to have a very safe and stable home life where you will have ample support for your addiction, though. That’s going to prove critical to ensuring you do not relapse.
Which Care Is Right for You?
Both inpatient and outpatient treatment are options for many people. You don’t have to decide what type of care is best for you just yet. Your first step is to get help from your team. We’ll provide you with a full assessment and answer all of your questions. From there, you’ll learn more about our program and the options available to you, such as:
- Extended treatment programs
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Outpatient drug rehab
- Dual diagnosis treatment
Find the Support You Need at Crestview Recovery
Inpatient and outpatient treatment are very different styles of care. Yet, they provide you with the type of support and guidance you need to get healthy and work towards recovery. At Crestview Recovery, our Portland, Oregon team is here to help make that possible. Reach out to us by calling 866.262.0531 to learn about our program options.