The Treatment Process

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Knowing more about Detox, Inpatient, and Outpatient treatment and how to compare them with one another can help. They all serve different purposes through the recovery process.

Detox Treatment

Medical detox is the most comprehensive form of detox. It is performed in a specialized facility that provides a high level of care

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient care involves overnight stay at a facility that offers residential services. Programs range in length from 30 days to 90 days.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient care involves counseling sessions and medication-assisted treatment (MAT), while allowing the individual to go home aftwards

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes an effective treatment program?

  • It’s important to understand that no single treatment type is appropriate for everyone.That is why it’s crucial that every treatment program has a mental health or addiction professional conduct an intake evaluation before creating an individualized treatment plan according to the patient’s unique needs.

What happens in inpatient drug and alcohol rehab?

  • Choosing a treatment facility near you can be a good idea if you want to stay close to your family and loved ones. In addition, your insurance could cover your treatment if you choose a facility closer to your home.

Should I consider traveling for treatment?

  • In inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, patients are placed in a structured environment. This consists of daily therapy (group and individual), activities, being administered prescribed and/or over-the-counter medications as needed, eating meals with other patients, getting sufficient sleep, and possible private time. Patients tend to be placed within the same groups with similar substance abuse experiences. Facilities may provide family visitation days as well.

How does detox work?

  • Medical detox, or withdrawal management, is a process by which the body is cleansed of toxins and wean off drugs and/or alcohol that has been abused. There are both inpatient and outpatient medical detox. In inpatient detox, patients are gradually weaned off of substance(s) methodically under medical supervision. In outpatient detox, patients come to detox at scheduled appointments and return home at night.

How does outpatient treatment vary?

  • The schedule of intensive outpatient programs may resemble that of an inpatient program, just on a shortened time schedule. For example, clients may show up to treatment around 10 a.m. and begin with an individual therapy session. After lunch, they may participate in group therapy followed by a complementary therapy. After that point, they return home for the day.