If you’re struggling with an addiction, you probably have many questions about what you should be doing to get well. You may be wondering if inpatient or outpatient rehab is the best choice for you. Both of these options offer distinct pros and cons, so it will depend on where you are at in your recovery and the degree of your addiction to make an informed decision about what’s best for your recovery. If you have any questions about our outpatient program for addiction, please call Sunstone Recovery today at 855.833.9199 for more information.
What Is Outpatient Rehab?
Outpatient rehab is an option to consider when you’re coming to terms with a possible addiction to drugs or alcohol or a relapse into substance use. It is either a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other therapeutic measures, such as 12-step programs. This type of program is a proven addiction treatment program for those struggling with an addiction that does not require medical detox and the rigid structure of inpatient rehab. Outpatient rehab gives many clients the tools they need for sobriety success, including professional behavioral therapy, fellowship among peers, medication assistance, and accountability. Some key benefits that outpatient rehab can provide are:
- Prescription medication assistance for managing cravings and mild withdrawal symptoms
- Relationships with mentors and camaraderie with people who have successfully completed a treatment program
- The accountability, friendship, and fellowship provided by a peer group with similar struggles
- Continuous therapy as needed to maintain ongoing sobriety because addiction professionals realize addiction doesn’t just go away
- A wide range of high-quality therapy options to address the specific issues underlying the addiction, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), group therapy, family therapy, and psychotherapy
- Access to reliable outside resources to help get someone back on their feet, such as employment leads and affordable housing options
- Access to qualified medical personnel who can treat physical and mental health issues and address emergency medical situations that arise for patients while under the care of the facility
Is Partial Hospitalization Right For You?
If you’re wondering if inpatient or outpatient treatment is right for you, then you probably have already recognized an addiction problem and the need to go into rehab treatment. If you are still having doubts about whether you do qualify for addiction treatment, there are general signs to look out for that an individual may be suffering from an addiction, such as:
- They cannot go without their drug of choice for a significant period, and if they do abstain, they will face negative psychological or physical consequences
- They experience intense cravings for drugs and alcohol that they can’t resist
- Their eating and sleeping habits have changed drastically due to the drug’s effects
- Their physical appearance has drastically changed (usually weight loss or gain, skin changes, rapid aging, or a decline in grooming or hygiene)
- Have been acting erratically and engaging in unusual, uncharacteristic, or risky behaviors
- They have started having trouble with the law
- They have angry emotional outbursts and mood swings
- Have begun lying and becoming secretive to their families
A partial hospitalization is an option that can be pretty intensive despite not being an immersive inpatient treatment. Partial hospitalization is used to treat patients with mental health or substance use issues without the requirement of a residential stay. Often the patients spend most of their time in the therapeutic setting, but they can commute from their home, sometimes up to 7 days per week. A few reasons partial hospitalization may be a good fit for you are:
- You have determined that you have a severe addiction or mental health disorder that requires professional care
- Don’t require a 24-hour medically supervised detox
- You have major responsibilities or obligations that keep you from attending a complete inpatient drug treatment. These include a job, marriage, children, school, or major family obligations
- You’ve been in therapy before and are experiencing a temporary lapse in sobriety
Get Outpatient Rehab Treatment with Sunstone Recovery
An outpatient rehab is a viable option for many suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency. Outpatient rehab is usually more affordable, but with partial hospitalization outpatient rehab, you get many hours under a doctor’s supervision, in therapy, and learning valuable coping skills. The main difference is that you can drive home at night to be with your loved ones. If you’re interested in learning more about our outpatient rehab options, please call us today at 855.833.9199 for more information about how we can help you conquer addiction.