Often we hear people ask what the best alternative to inpatient treatments for drug addictions. We here at Florida House Experience would like to take a few moments to talk about just that. It can be a real challenge to find a program that is right for you, but it really doesn’t have to be at all.
There are a few differences between the two types of inpatient drug treatment programs, however. A medical facility generally offers the basics of care. They are efficient and helpful, but may lack some of the alternative therapies that are often available in a residential setting.
The other type of drug treatment program is an intensive outpatient treatment program. The benefits to choosing an outpatient program have to do with the responsibilities that many individuals have outside of their recovery. For instance, the recovering drug user may be the sole breadwinner for a family and therefore is unable to stop working for the length of time it would take to graduate from an inpatient facility. If the recovering addict has children, he or she may not be able to find someone who can take care of the children for an extended period of time.
Both treatment options are viable; however, the decision should be based primarily on what is best for the addict as well as their families and other obligations. If inpatient treatment is warranted, it is best to find a way to arrange for that program. If outpatient treatment will offer substantial benefits without reducing the effects of treatment, then choosing outpatient care may be the better option.
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