If you or a loved one are pursuing treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the wide range of available treatment options can be overwhelming or confusing. One of the first questions to address is whether to pursue outpatient or inpatient treatment.
Outpatient treatment provides a higher level of flexibility, as well as the ability to continue to maintain your regular commitments, such as work or school, outside of treatment. For example, clients may attend counseling or therapy sessions and support programs at a treatment facility during the day before returning home at night. Outpatient treatment works well for those who have already completed a stay at a residential treatment center but still desire some structure or guidance, as well as those with a less severe dependency on drugs or alcohol.
Inpatient treatment requires a higher level of commitment, but has been shown to have a much higher success rate. Clients who pursue inpatient treatment will leave their homes and move into a residential facility, usually for 30-60 days. During their stay at the residential facility, clients will receive counseling and learn life skills to help them maintain their sobriety when they leave treatment. Many inpatient treatment centers balance evidence-based treatment with more holistic strategies, including yoga, meditation, and therapy.
Some benefits of inpatient treatment include:
- A healthy environment, away from the normal temptations, resources, or people that encourage the client to use
- Round-the-clock support and care
- Access to counseling/therapy sessions, life skills classes, and nutritious meals
- The opportunity to develop a support system of like-minded people who are striving for sobriety
- An increased chance of success at achieving and maintaining sobriety
If you believe that inpatient treatment at Silvermist is the right choice for you, please contact us at (724) 481-1284.
- Choosing Inpatient Rehab vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation – Recovery.org
- Inpatient vs. Outpatient: How Do I Know Which is Right for Me? – DreamCenter for Recovery
- Is Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Right for Me? – AlcoholAbuse