Many people seeking alcohol treatment ask themselves, “Should I attend outpatient or inpatient alcohol treatment?” The first step in the recovery treatment process is medical detox. After a client is detoxed they enter phase two which is inpatient treatment (also known as residential treatment). Inpatient treatment is where the ground work begins through clinical, cognitive, behavioral, and social retraining of the mind, body and spirit. Inpatient treatment can be considered a foundation in which the rest of the treatment processes can be built upon. Only after this base is built should outpatient treatment be utilized. This is because outpatient treatment is a less intensive treatment program offered by drug rehabs. It allows clients that have completed inpatient treatment or clients that have progressed to the extent where they do not need inpatient treatment to receive education or continuing education for their recovery. The structure of the outpatient drug rehab allows individuals to remain at their place of employment and have a more stable environment to live while receiving treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
Outpatient alcohol treatment provides resources to those individuals in recovery who are managing work, social and at home life while still seeking treatment for their addiction. Outpatient treatment provides a supportive community which clients may not get from their home, work or social environment. It also allows those clients whom have completed an inpatient treatment to continue their drug rehabilitation while looking for a job, place to live and slowly progressing in life a new life of sobriety.
Inpatient alcohol treatment provides live-in facilities where the clients get to participate in an extensive daily schedule that includes clinical, therapeutic, physical and holistic alcohol therapies. Inpatient alcohol treatment programs can last anywhere from 30, 60, to 90 days in length. Most inpatient treatment programs have many different levels of care that are all solution oriented and include group individual treatments. Palm Partners’ inpatient treatment offers hypnotherapy, yoga, exercise, nutritional counseling, massages, recreational opportunities, relapse prevention classes and therapy, along with daily meetings in 12-Step Recovery Programs. Palm Partners focuses on tapping into the underlining reasons for addiction and creating individualized plans to resolve them and provide the best coping and managing strategies for each client.
Should I attend outpatient or inpatient alcohol treatment?
Inpatient treatment programs are individually molded and designed to meet each client’s individual needs making it a crucial step in seeking and receiving alcohol treatment. Inpatient alcohol treatment should always come before outpatient alcohol treatment. The clients have “home-like” living arrangements, daily structure, freedom and independence. The main goal as an inpatient treatment program is not to just help clients achieve sobriety but contribute to each client’s life in a way that will help them reach their maximum potential. Helping them fully realize the potential in themselves, with their families, friends, recovery, and career.
Most treatment centers recommend inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment with a strong recommendation of attending inpatient treatment first;, especially after detox. After detox, a person’s body is now drug-free and their mind is clean and they can begin to think rationally and take those steps to improve their lives. Leaving back to the people, places, and things that enabled drug use right after detox defeats the purpose of going through detox. It’s best to take the next step and enroll in an inpatient alcohol treatment program. This approach is most effective considering the progressive and chronic nature of addiction as a disease. The longer and more effective treatment a client can get the more likely they will be able to achieve success and long-term sobriety. With the base foundation of inpatient treatment, each person has everything they need to be more than well equipped to gain the highest level of living possible and afterward can then continue on to outpatient treatment to lock in and create a very solid foundation for their recovery.
If you or a loved one is ready to enroll into an inpatient alcohol treatment center give us a call at 1-877-711-4673, we’re ready to get you in immediately!