Getting clean is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself. Chances are, doing so requires time and energy that you feel you do not have to spare. Good things, such as recovery, require you to dedicate and commit yourself to getting better. Thankfully, there are different types of treatment that allow you to get help while working around your schedule. Although outpatient treatment is readily available, it may not always be the best choice for everyone.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment requires individuals to commit themselves 100% to receiving 24-hour care. This type of treatment requires a person to check into a rehab facility so they can focus all of their time and energy on recovery. This type of treatment can last several days to several months at a time and often provides the most promising results of recovery.

During the stay at an inpatient facility, patients will work with specialists in one-on-one and group therapy sessions. They will participate in activities, like art and music therapy, and can engage in sports and other healthy physical fitness activities. This type of treatment focuses on improving the mental and physical health of an addict.

Therapy sessions help patients determine the cause of their addiction and develop skills for coping with mental conditions, like anxiety and depression, which may be the root of their addiction. Through group therapy, addicts can work together to develop a safety net and share experiences and skills they plan to use in the future. Physical activities are often included to show addicts there are more fun ways to pass time and spend energy instead of getting high.


Outpatient Treatment

This type of treatment is available for individuals that have school, work, or other responsibilities that they cannot simply walk away from to enter rehab. Outpatient programs provide a great amount of flexibility so you can get treatment while continuing to meet your obligations.

This type of treatment requires extra commitment as you are responsible for showing up to meetings. It can help to have a strong family and friend support system in place to make sure you continue to receive help. Much like inpatient treatment, this type of treatment allows you to attend meetings and therapy sessions on a weekly or daily basis. You are provided more freedom so it is important that you show up to scheduled meetings so you can continue to receive the help you need.

Quite often, addicts find it most beneficial to go through an inpatient program and continue outpatient treatment for several months afterward. This allows them to learn new skills, find new activities, and develop methods then re-enter society and continue receiving help as they put their new skills and activities into action.

While outpatient is an exceptional tool to have available, it may not be the best first option for individuals that are long-time addicts or those with severe addiction problems. At Asana Recovery, we are available to help patients determine what treatment option works best for their individual situation. Call us today at (949) 438-4504 to see which treatment plan would work best for you.



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