Finding a treatment program that fits your individualized needs is crucial when wanting to get sober and going through the recovery process. We understand that knowing the benefits of these programs helps our clients to decide which program may be best for them. Here at Atlanta Recovery Place, we know that addiction treatment isn’t one size fits all. There are many types of addiction treatment available that all meet different needs. Within this article, we describe the difference between inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab while giving the pros of each different treatment.

What Is the Difference Between Inpatient Rehab and Outpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehab/treatment is a treatment program where clients are checked into a treatment facility. This means that clients will spend time within a treatment facility for a structured treatment that occurs around the clock. This treatment provides structure that can help the clients avoid a future relapse, while preparing them to return to “normal” life. This treatment is more intensive and helps with withdrawal, tolerance, and how to overcome an addiction. 

Outpatient rehab/treatment is a treatment program where clients are able to live at home while maintaining a sort of “normal”/flexible life schedule. Outpatient can involve things such as therapy, counseling, group sessions, etc., within an offsite facility. Individuals within an outpatient treatment facility may partake in individual or group counseling sessions that are less intensive and less frequent. This treatment program is usually used after an individual receives treatment from an inpatient facility. This treatment is to help prevent future relapse and help the clients succeed within their recovery while living their “normal” life.

Pros of Inpatient Rehab

  • Helps clients with detoxifications
  • Prepares clients for life after treatment
  • Provides clients with 24 hour care
  • Treatment is very structured. It focuses on all of the aspects of an addiction (this could include things such as social, biological, and psychological factors).
  • Medical attention available 24 hours a day

Pros of Outpatient Rehab

  • Flexibility of living within your home while receiving treatment
  • The cost of outpatient treatment is cheaper in comparison to inpatient treatment
  • Ability to choose many different types of treatment (counseling and therapy) that are offered within this setting
  • Accommodations for schedules such as treatment/counseling on the weekends and nights for work purposes
  • Treats clients with co-occurring disorders, depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic disorder, etc. 

Should I Choose Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab?

So, what treatment should you choose? Inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab? Ultimately, the choice is up to you! An inpatient treatment program is helpful for individuals who are suffering from other mental health conditions. If you are prone to relapsing, inpatient rehab may be helpful to avoid falling for the temptations of substance abuse. Outpatient treatment is a wonderful option after completing inpatient rehab. It’s also good for treating milder addictions that don’t necessarily require detoxification. If you have a safe living place, outpatient rehab can be a great option to help you get sober. If you have personal obligations that you need to continue with while getting sober, outpatient is also the best option for you. 

How Atlanta Recovery Place Can Help With Addiction

Here at Atlanta Recovery Place, our clients and their recovery are our top priority. We offer outpatient treatment services such as partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient addiction treatment, and sober living homes. We’re located in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Clients are welcome and encouraged to complete all levels of our treatment. If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. A member of our team will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding our program. We look forward to your call! 

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