While both inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment can help you get your life back on track, there are key differences between the two.
Both outpatient and inpatient care incorporate several therapies, including cognitive behavior therapy(CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), family therapy, and group therapy, among others. With outpatient treatment, however, clients are able to return home or to a sober living facility between therapies, allowing them to attend to their responsibilities outside of recovery.
Your care team will determine the most appropriate level of care for you, depending on your physical and psychological needs. If it is more conducive to your healing or if being outside of a recovery environment puts you at risk, your care team may recommend residential treatment services.