Drug or alcohol addiction, when treated effectively, can disappear and a person truly can live a sober life, not relapsing over and over. Too many attend rehab centers and find themselves back on drugs or alcohol soon after finishing a program. So if you are searching for a drug rehab center, you may be asking yourself, “Which is better – inpatient or outpatient?”
Drug rehab programs can vary widely and attack addiction in different ways. All have the best interests of the addict in mind, wishing to get the person off of drugs or alcohol and let him (or her) get his life back.
Inpatient drug rehab centers are those where the addict will go in and stay for a period of time. He or she will live there while under care and receiving treatment. These live-in facilities often have nurses or doctors or both on duty to help with withdrawal and any medical conditions. There are inpatient centers which have the participant stay anywhere from a few weeks to two years.
Inpatient drug rehab centers may be more effective for recovery. This could be due to the fact that the addict has constant support of trained staff, is away from the negative influences in life that could lead to further drug use and because he usually receives good food and decent sleep that assists in recovery.
Outpatient drug rehab centers often are best for those who must continue with a job or school. Often the group of participants will simply meet during the week for therapy. Some outpatient centers have the person attend all day during the week and just go home at night. It really depends on the center and the treatment they use.
Either inpatient or outpatient treatment can work and give an addict benefits. The level of care will differ depending on the facility. Money can play a large part in deciding which type of treatment to get, but then what price can you put on giving a loved one true sobriety?
Let us help you decide which is best. We know the different centers, what they offer and the success of the outcomes. Call us so we can help.