Outpatient Vs Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Is Residential Addiction Recovery or Outpatient Rehab the Choice for You?

Although both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs focus on rehabilitation and sobriety, each style of recovery has specific benefits and qualities to offer. Inpatient treatment, also known as residential treatment, is an intense, full-time program of recovery designed to treat serious addiction and substance use disorders. Outpatient treatment is part-time, meaning patients can attend while still maintaining their jobs or missing out on important family obligations.

At The House of the Rising Son, we care about providing the kind of recovery you need. We understand that each patient has a unique style of learning and their own specific needs and obligations.  Our San Clemente addiction professionals can help you determine what style of rehab is best for you and help you get started on your road to a new life.

Call The House of the Rising Son to learn about the options we provide for drug and alcohol rehab in San Clemente. 

What Does Outpatient Rehab Involve?

Outpatient rehab programs are typically more lenient than inpatient, with options for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient depending on what patients need. Partial hospitalization during outpatient treatment focuses on stabilizing the patient in the early stages of recovery before they can participate on their own for the remaining recovery process. Intensive outpatient refers to the rehab process that is a specific number of hours each day, allowing patients to return to daily lives for the remainder of their day.

Partial hospitalization programs are the most intensive outpatient program, wherein patients transfer from the “hospitalization” portion to a 5-6 hours/daily outpatient program. Because of the longer duration of treatment each day, some patients choose to focus solely on recovery during this kind of treatment and do not work during the program.

A regular intensive outpatient program will include individual and group counseling sessions, psychotherapy (when needed), relapse prevention, and recovery skills classes. These programs focus on preventing relapse as patients exit the program, teaching skills for reentry into normal life, providing options for aftercare, and transitional options as needed. Intensive outpatient rehab will require 3-4 hours a day of its patients, making it easier to maintain work responsibilities and familial obligations.

One of the biggest benefits of outpatient rehab is that it is less expensive than inpatient treatment, so it is more accessible to a variety of patients.

What Can Patients Expect with an Inpatient Recovery Program?

Inpatient recovery programs can have a 30-day to 6-month duration, with some variance depending on the level of care and rehabilitation needed for the individual patient. Patients stay at a residential treatment center, which can be private and like a luxury resort setting or more sterile, with dorm-like lodgings. Many inpatient recovery programs can include detox in the recovery plan, so patients do not have to transfer from a detox facility to their rehab facility.

Patients in inpatient treatment will have similar counseling and classes as outpatient treatment offers but with a more frequent, intense schedule. Because patients are immersed in recovery 24 hours a day, they will receive a deeper level of treatment and more attention. Inpatient rehab is geared toward serious addictions and dual diagnosis treatment, where patients need more help than outpatient recovery can provide.

San Clemente Addiction Recovery Options at The House of the Rising Son

Whether you need more care and an inpatient recovery program or the flexibility of outpatient treatment, the choice of sobriety is one to be proud of. Your sobriety is worth giving your all, and The House of the Rising Sonis here to help. Our team can help create a personalized program that suits your needs, with options for dual diagnosis treatment, outpatient treatment, and more.

Call our San Clemente addiction professionals at The House of the Rising Son to learn more about treatment, recovery, and sobriety!