Inpatient and Outpatient Drug Detox Treatment Centers in CA
Providing Our Patients With The Tools For A Lifelong Recovery
Addiction is a painful experience to endure. A person has to come to terms with their addiction before they can make the decision to receive help. Then, with the help of a treatment center, inpatient or outpatient treatment options can be decided. There are benefits, but no real disadvantages for each option. While patients may prefer one treatment over the other, both types are designed around a person’s level of addiction and their ability to complete the program. Our mission is to help individuals find the treatment and support they need to break free of addiction.
The Benefits of Drug Detox
Detox is the first step in helping the addicted person to recover. It is the process that helps remove harmful chemicals from the body. Discontinuation of such chemicals drives the body into a state of withdrawal, which can be quite painful and challenging. The symptoms will vary by person and their level of addiction. The most obvious benefits of detox is freeing the mind and body of harmful chemical dependency. Thus, an individual has an opportunity to get their life back together.
Treatment for drug or alcohol abuse can start as early as age 12. If the addiction is severe, inpatient treatments are recommended by a treatment center. The patient is required to check into the facility where medications and behavioral therapies are administered. The duration can be as little as 28 days, or 90 days depending on the patient’s needs, and/or preferences. Detoxification is always the first remedy. The body has to rid itself of harmful substances before therapy can take effect. Detox can be trying for many, and can be life-threatening as well. This is why detox needs to take place in a controlled, clinical setting with qualified practitioners. Patients receive 24/7 support. Round-the-clock care is needed for people who have abused drugs for a long period of time.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is also applied, and is an excellent way for patients to discover the link between their thought processes and behavioral patterns. The discipline is based on the idea that our thoughts are responsible for feelings and behaviors. External things, like people, events, and situations do not have to control one’s thoughts. Even if the situation does not change, a person can alter how they react to it.
If an addiction is not severe, a treatment center may recommend for outpatient treatment. Rehab is conducted at the center, but the patient is allowed to return home each evening. Patients check in with addiction specialists who administer medications and counseling. While treatment is basically the same for inpatient and outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment is much more intense. Outpatient programs are not for everyone because not everyone has their addiction under control. If a patient requires medical supervision, it will not be recommended.
The truth is the risk of relapse is higher when outpatient treatments are administered. Access to drugs and alcohol is not limited. On the other hand, an outpatient experience is good for the patient because they are going to return the real world soon enough. The old triggers and temptations will be there waiting. Rehab, and follow-up support, teaches a person to deal with life after rehab much sooner.
Outpatient programs, obviously, tend to cost less because it eliminates the cost for room and board. Patients can remain employed and continue with life with a fair amount of normalcy. Patients also have easy access to family members and friends who can provide much needed support.
Some Tips for Determining the Best Rehab Option
There will always be pros and cons when determining rehab options, but here are a few things to consider.
- Does your environment expose you to drugs and alcohol?
- Are there family members who drink or use drugs around you?
- Do you have a solid support network? When your return home, they can either play a positive or negative role in your recovery.
- How much privacy will you require with your treatments?
- Are you in need of special services?
At Sprout Health California Detox, we can conduct a thorough evaluation of your physical and mental state, and help you make the choice for inpatient or outpatient treatment. If you are struggling with addiction, go over these questions with someone that you can trust. Our services and treatments are comprehensive, and they are proven to provide positive results. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns.