Choosing Between Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab

Making the decision to go to rehabilitation to break your drug addiction is a hard enough decision, but you also must decide whether to go to an inpatient or outpatient facility. This is a decision that will also affect your family and friends, as well as the amount of freedom that you will have while in rehab. Choosing which type of facility is right for you is dependent on a few different factors such as cost, your level of addiction, and any medical issues that may coincide with the detoxification process. You may find that at the beginning you will want to go to an inpatient facility to detox and get your life in order, then go to an outpatient center to learn how to manage your addiction in real life situations.

The Benefits of an Inpatient Center


Inpatient centers are the most prevalent type of rehabilitation facilities. In this type of facility, a patient undergoes treatment for a determined amount of time, between 28 to 90 days. During this process, the patient will have to be monitored through withdrawal and will be taught how they can beat their addiction. Those who may have mental or health problems in addition to their addiction are prime candidates for inpatient facilities because they are able to be closely monitored throughout their recovery process. An inpatient facility is beneficial for addicts because it allows them to get away from bad influences and stressors that usually lead to them indulging their addiction. Inpatient facilities also allow the patient to focus solely on overcoming their addiction.  The downside to a patient being secluded in an outpatient center is that it can make it more difficult to adjust to sobriety in a real life scenario. Also being away from loved ones for so long can put a strain on a patient’s relationships with them.


The Benefits of an Outpatient Center


An outpatient rehabilitation center is much cheaper than an inpatient center because you don’t have to pay for room and board. An outpatient center also allows the patient to maintain more a sense of normalcy as they learn to overcome their addiction in their daily life. For those who have a hard time battling their addiction, an outpatient center may not be the best option because they will still be near negative influences.




Deciding whether an inpatient or outpatient facility is best for you can be a hard decision. You may find that you will need a combination of both in order to fully recover from your addiction. Discussing your situation with one of Right Path Drug Rehab’s intake coordinators wil enable you to make the right decision. Regardless of the type of facility that you choose, the decision you have made to get help in getting over your addiction is the first step to the road to recovery and reclaiming your life. Call to speak with one of our helpful representatives today.

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