Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment: Which One's Better?
Both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatments have their own pros and cons. Let’s take a look at them in detail.
Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab
With inpatient addiction treatment, you’ll get round-the-clock care from professionals who know how to guide you through the whole process. Since you’ll be living in the facility 24/7, you’ll be constantly monitored. This means that you will have access to immediate medical treatment if you need it and you’ll be separated from drugs and alcohol.
However, inpatient addiction treatment can be very expensive since you’re there for a long period of time and essentially live there. Also, because of this, your personal life suffers a huge interruption. For some people, this simply isn’t doable, nor is it affordable.
Pros and Cons of Outpatient Rehab
Outpatient addiction treatment allows you to receive group and individual therapy as well as help with medications without hugely disrupting your life.
However, depending on what type of home environment you have and what circles you hang out with, you may have a lower chance of staying sober when choosing outpatient rehab over inpatient. If you’re associating with other addicts while in recovery, you may be tempted to relapse since you have easy access to the drugs of choice.
A professional assessment can help determine if outpatient treatment is a good option for you. Many people with severe addiction issues will require a higher level of care.