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Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Getting Help For Drug and Alcohol Abuse while Residing in CA.

When you make the decision to pursue recovery, you should never assume that there is only one choice for entering recovery. There are a large number of options available regarding the way you wish to pursue substantial and maintained abstinence. No one method of treatment works the best for everyone, as each approach has its own merits and costs. Therefore, it ultimately is your own responsibility to know about the different kinds of treatment that are available, and pick the one that works best for you.

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Rehab Treatment Programs

One major decision that individual often find themselves making is the choice of choosing either outpatient care or inpatient care for their mode of treatment. Outpatient care consists of recovering clients continuing to stay in their current residence (or somewhere outside of the treatment center) while attaining treatment. This is generally a better option for individuals who have demanding commitments, requiring individuals to maintain a relatively rigid schedule. Most of these occurrences manifest as a financial or relational need, such as having to continue working at his/her job, or taking care of a dependent family member (like young children or elderly parents or grandparents).

In contrast to this option, inpatient care provides a slightly different set of benefits. This option is generally recommended, as it includes an option to completely break free from the distractions of one’s daily routine (which may also be riddled with relapse triggers). When in an inpatient facility, you experience a total sense of isolation from the outside world, allowing for a full degree of focus on your own recovery. In addition, you also learn new skills in the residential treatment programs, in which you are taught the essentials on necessary tasks, such as managing finances, proper self-care (hygiene, cleaning, and cooking healthy meals).

Short-Term Treatment Vs. Long-Term Treatment

Most methods of care in treating addiction also provide additional options regarding the length of the treatment process. Short-term treatment (which can be classified as 30-day treatment) grants access an entire treatment process that performed under a shorter period of time. While it may not be as much of submersion into the recovery process, it does have the virtue of being cheaper. In addition, short term treatment also can be attended if there are significant time constraints on being out of rehab by a specific time. If you do not have time or funds to pursue a lengthier stay in rehab, short-term treatment would be a better choice.

Long-term treatment has the benefit of supplying a more detailed treatment process to the individual in recovery. While it does require more time and a larger investment of funds, the quality of the services provided will enable an individual to explore more aspects that not only constitute a successful recovery, but also principles that surround the process as well. In long-term treatment, clients will have time to explore issues of underlying mental issues, processing traumatic events, addressing issues of family, and other elements that are necessary for a long-term and well substantiated recovery.