If you or any of your loved ones are suffering from addiction, a detox treatment followed by an inpatient treatment program is the best cure. However, even an outpatient treatment could also be helpful. Both use similar methods and have good rates of recovery. But one should choose the treatments wisely as per their requirements.
Who Can Benefit?
There are not many differences between an inpatient and an outpatient program. Outpatient treatment is much liberal than an inpatient one. One needs to be highly motivated to attend an outpatient treatment as there are no professionals to keep a 24 by 7 watch on you. Individuals who can benefit from outpatient treatment are:
- Ones with moderate addiction
- People with minor risk of withdrawal symptoms
- Whose insurance doesn’t cover inpatient treatment cost
- Who have other responsibilities like work and education
- People with strong support group
- Those who recently left inpatient therapy
- Ones who have relapsed
An outpatient center can also provide family therapy, career counseling, life skill training and even prevention to relapse.
Levels of Outpatient Drug Rehab
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP). Patients complete their detox and begin with PHP. It includes individual, family and group therapy sessions, learning life skills, prevention to relapse and even career counseling.
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP). It is about 3 hours sessions where patients are given more time for themselves. It is a flexible schedule so that it doesn’t interfere with a patient’s regular duties.
- Outpatient (OP). It is the most liberal program. Patients sit for group therapy sessions twice a week and for personal sessions once a week. The main aim of this program is to let the patients cater to their usual duties also while getting closer to sobriety.
There are three types of outpatient drug treatments available and you can choose any based on your needs. Our professionals at Mallard Lake Detox Center can help you guide with the same. So, call us now!