There is a lot of key differences between inpatient and outpatient research, especially regarding costs involved, depth of treatment to the overall recovery process.
Inpatient rehab is one where the patients are expected to live within the facility. The centres offer round the clock care from both staff and medical personnel. Inpatient rehabs can either be in a hospital setting or can be residential. A residential inpatient rehab will provide medical care on a fixed schedule to all the patients.
Inpatient treatment is an in-depth, immersive process where the patient receives 24-hour care; experts believe that inpatient rehab centres are better because there is no possibility of relapse due to round the clock care. A big trigger of drug and alcohol use is stress, which is completely removed in the inpatient rehab centre which thus gives the patient a better chance to overcome their addiction.
Inpatient centres also give the counsellors more flexibility regarding the type of therapy they can utilise when compared to outpatient centres. In inpatient centres, there is greater time and resource to indulge in individual therapy, group therapy, animal therapy, creative therapy and medicine assisted therapy.
Anyone with severe addiction issues or anyone with multiple-substance related issues accompanied by relapse should go to an inpatient rehab centre to get the care that they need to overcome their addiction.
Outpatient Addiction Rehab
Outpatient centres are where patients are allowed to come to the centre for treatment which will involve therapy and other services after their session is completed, they return to their homes. This form of treatment is often beneficial to the patient since they don’t have to take long vacations from work or school.
Also, this form of rehab is very beneficial to people who have short-term addictions.
Outpatient centres either have all-day sessions or have sessions for one or two hours. The no of staff employed in this centres are few, and the cost that individual has to fork out for these services is low as well since there is no around-the-clock care. Most insurance plans cover outpatient rehab services.