When a loved one suffers from opioid addiction, inpatient treatment can be quite scary. It can also be very difficult to keep up with life’s responsibilities, like full-time work or school, while staying at an inpatient facility for an extensive period of time. The answer might be outpatient treatment. With this option, patients are able to receive treatment during the day, then go home at night. While there is still a time commitment, there is more flexibility available to the client. Here are three reasons people may choose outpatient treatment over inpatient treatment:
With an inpatient program, you spend 24 hours a day at the treatment center. While there is still a significant time commitment with outpatient treatment, you are still able to go home to family at night. However, if the addiction or temptations are quite strong, inpatient might be a better choice. Only you can decide whether you need the flexibility of an outpatient program over an intensive inpatient program.
Because patients go home at night when in an outpatient treatment program, family support is more important. You’ll need to remain close to family and friends while dealing with your addiction. This creates a safer situation while you are going through your recovery, and helps you more easily integrate back into your community following treatment. In outpatient treatment, you also learn to rely on peers to help you maintain sobriety, another aspect of treatment that can help you once you are finished.
Real World Practices
As you’re going through outpatient treatment, you can practice relapse prevention techniques in the real world and adjust as needed. You have access to therapists and medical doctors in outpatient treatment, just as you would in an inpatient facility. You can learn to stay sober in the outside world with real coping skills while managing recovery.
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High Focus Centers offers outpatient substance use treatment at several of our locations. In this program, you have access to the same expert medical staff as you would in inpatient treatment. We provide a holistic approach, not only dealing with physical symptoms, but also emotional ones. Our licensed clinical staff is available for therapeutic interventions. We meet with you and your family regularly to help everyone through the process. Contact out admissions department for more information.