Harm reduction and Narcan presentation for the Grammy’s nonprofit, Musicares on 1/17/19 from 11 AM- 1 PM. Hosted by Pacific Solstice, CCAPP, and Musicares.
April 05, 2018
When someone has committed to receiving help for their addiction, mental health disorder, or a dual diagnosis they will have to decide where they want to get their treatment from. This decision should not be made in vain because choosing a destination for recovery can be one of the biggest decisions a person can make for the rest of their life.
Choosing an outpatient treatment facility has it advantages for someone that may have a less severe addiction or shorter span of an addiction. Every person that goes through treatment most detox off the substances they have been abusing. A person that attends an outpatient program should have withdrawal symptoms that are mild enough to be monitored through outpatient services without staying overnight in a hospital setting. Once this can be deciphered, the benefits of outpatient treatment can be the very thing that can make someone thrive in their sobriety.
Outpatient programs typically concentrate on specific areas of treating addiction to help with particular facets of recovery. Since outpatient treatment does not include residency the center can invest more money into their staff and have state of the art equipment for the most innovative techniques and services.
Paying for outpatient treatment is significantly less than inpatient treatment which is one of the main reasons that people will pick outpatient services. Finding an affordable outpatient rehab facility can take some of the pressure off the recovery process. The difference can be somewhere between $10,000 and $40,000 depending on what is being offered to the client. Finding an affordable outpatient rehab facility can take some of the stress off to focus on sobriety.
Just because recovery may be inevitable, leaving the family or the job may not be feasible. Maintaining normal everyday responsibilities can be continued such as school, a job, or supporting a family. Using obligations for merely a justification will not keep someone sober so it is imperative to rule out the pros and cons in this area.
Getting sober takes making some major modifications in someone’s daily life, but not like they would in an inpatient facility. Going away for thirty to ninety days calls for a larger adjustment back into a person’s life on top of the changes that they must make in sobriety. Favorable conditions mean that a client gets to keep the same residency while instilling some healthy outlets from the beginning of recovery instead of waiting until they get home.
Inpatient versus outpatient treatment is a decision that must be faced head on. Each type of treatment will be different for every person depending on their life circumstances. The only thing that is needed to start treatment is willingness.
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