Addiction treatment is typically divided into three stages: detox, rehab, and aftercare. These stages fit into two main types of programs: outpatient treatment and residential treatment. The categories can be subdivided into further categories. Why so many choices for addiction treatment? Because your addiction story is unique and should be handled at the right level.
Addiction treatment centers typically offer a comprehensive assessment of your addiction and any mental disorders you may have before recommending the right level of care. In a nutshell, whether you need outpatient or residential treatment largely depends on whether you can manage your addiction outside of therapy. If so, an outpatient program may be your best option.
Breaking Down Different Types of Addiction Treatment
If you are considering entering a substance abuse treatment program, you may want to explore different options such as:
A residential treatment program is best if you cannot manage your addiction or currently live in a volatile or unsupportive home environment. Residential treatment offers twenty-four-hour supervision and support, as well as on-site facilities and amenities. You have access to everything the treatment center has to offer.
Partial Hospitalization Program
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is halfway between residential and outpatient treatment. You receive treatment during the day and return home each evening. You may not require supervision at all hours of the day. However, you do not have the flexibility to go where you want. Your family needs to have someone willing to supervise you at home each evening while providing support and encouragement.
Intensive Outpatient Program
One of the distinguishing characteristics of an intensive outpatient program (IOP) is that you do not need detoxification. You also have some flexibility with your schedule. You may be able to continue going to work or school. The goal of an IOP is to give you more freedom and taper your treatment gradually.
Outpatient Treatment Program
The lowest level of care (but certainly not the least quality) is an outpatient treatment program. If you have an addiction that you can manage but need a therapist to help you recover, you are a candidate for an outpatient treatment program.
Are You a Candidate for Outpatient Treatment?
When ending your addiction, the most important thing you need to consider is the success of your recovery efforts. The right treatment program is more focused on helping you get clean than giving you freedom and flexibility. As such, becoming sober should be your priority. If you go through a program but relapse, you may have chosen the wrong program. You are a candidate for outpatient treatment if you meet the following criteria:
- Your addiction is not severe or long-term.
- You can mostly manage your addiction with some professional help.
- You are not at risk of harming yourself or others.
- There are no severe mental health issues.
- You have a structured and supportive home environment.
- You are volunteering to go to rehab.
If someone must force you to go rehab, you are probably not a candidate for outpatient treatment. You also need to demonstrate that you can go through each day without drinking or taking drugs during moments when you are not in therapy. If you cannot control your addiction, you may want to consider residential treatment over outpatient treatment.
Learn More About Outpatient Treatment Today at Blueprint Recovery Center
If you are ready to end your addiction to drugs or alcohol but don’t know where to start, contact Blueprint Recovery Center now by either calling 833.654.1004 or completing our secure online form. We can perform a full assessment of your condition and recommend the right treatment. When you get the right outpatient treatment you need for addiction, you will be more likely to recover for life. Get in touch with us today, and let us help you get on the road to recovery.