Outpatient drug rehab enables you to live at home while undergoing treatment.
Addiction affects every corner of your life, including your relationships, finances, and health. The National Institute on Drug Abuse stresses that addiction almost always requires treatment to overcome. That’s because addiction usually has underlying causes that must be addressed for successful recovery, and addiction causes problems that must be resolved in order to reduce stress and prevent relapse. Additionally, addiction leads to unhealthy thought and behavior patterns that further perpetuate the problems. Inpatient and outpatient drug rehab can help you end your addiction for the long-term and improve your quality of life in the process.
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab
Inpatient treatment involves living at a residential treatment facility during rehab, while outpatient drug rehab involves living at home and traveling to a treatment facility during the week for treatment. Which type of treatment is right for you depends on a number of factors, including your motivation level, the severity of your addiction and the extent of your problems. During detox, a variety of assessments are used to place an individual in the most appropriate treatment program for his or her unique needs, issues, and challenges.
In general, inpatient treatment is essential if you have:
- An unsafe or unstable home life.
- A co-occurring mental illness.
- Little support at home or in the community.
- Little motivation to quit using drugs or alcohol.
Inpatient treatment offers a high level of supervision, support, and structure in the early weeks of recovery, which is essential for many people who are addicted.
Outpatient treatment is less expensive than inpatient treatment, and it enables you to continue working at home, attending school, or caring for the family while you’re in treatment. Outpatient treatment may be right for you if you have:
- A safe and stable living environment.
- Good physical and mental health apart from the addiction.
- A high level of support at home and in the community.
- A high level of intrinsic motivation to stop using drugs or alcohol.
- Reliable transportation to the treatment center for daily programming.
Bonita Springs outpatient addiction treatment through WhiteSands Treatment offers high quality, holistic treatment to help you recover for the long-term. If outpatient treatment isn’t right for you, WhiteSands Treatment in Tampa and Fort Myers offers an excellent inpatient program.
How Outpatient Rehab for Substance Abuse Works
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration stresses that there is no single treatment that works for every addicted individual. Whether you end up in an outpatient drug rehab program or inpatient rehab, treatment must be individualized, and it must address all of a person’s needs in order to be successful.
A holistic approach to treatment involves a variety of traditional and complementary therapies that help you:
- Identify unhealthy patterns of thought and behavior and learn to think and behave in healthier ways.
- Develop the skills you need for coping with stress, negative emotions, cravings, and other triggers.
- Identify and resolve the complex issues that led to the substance abuse in the first place.
- Repair damaged relationships and restore function to all areas of your life.
- Learn to relax and have fun without drugs or alcohol.
- Find purpose and meaning in a life of sobriety.
Traditional therapies commonly used in treatment programs include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, and psychoeducational classes. These therapies are shown through research to be effective for treating addiction. Complementary therapies commonly used in high-quality treatment programs include mindfulness meditation, art therapy, yoga, and chiropractic care. These are shown to effectively treat addiction when they’re used along with traditional therapies.
If you or someone you love will benefit from outpatient rehab for substance abuse, Bonita Springs outpatient addiction treatment can help you end your addiction for good and improve your quality of life by leaps and bounds. Treatment works for most people who engage with their treatment plan, and it can work for you, too.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.