Both inpatient and outpatient care can help an individual detox from addictive substances and prevent relapse through deep therapies. The key differentiator, however, is that an inpatient treatment is residential (meaning the individual temporarily lives at the facility) and the other is not.
While in an outpatient program, individuals return home or to a sober living facility between treatments, which are often held during the day and referred to as “day programs.” This level of care allows participants to commit themselves to their treatment while also maintaining their responsibilities outside of treatment, like work, school, and family obligations.
Outpatient care, however, isn’t for everyone. If you or your loved one are at a high risk for relapse, the condition has not been stabilized, or a more intensive support is needed, inpatient may be a better option.
At Absolute Awakenings, our top priority is your safety and wellness. When you complete your initial evaluation with our admissions counselors, we will determine whether or not you are a candidate for our programs. If we deem that a higher level of care is warranted, we can make a referral to an inpatient facility.