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Reasons to Choose Outpatient Treatment
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, not all treatment methods work for all people. There are a variety of treatment methods available to choose from. One of these treatment methods is outpatient treatment. Before choosing outpatient treatment there are a few things that you should know. Some of the reasons for choosing outpatient treatment are obvious while others might be a bit more subtle.
1. You Remain at Home
For some people home represents a safe place to be. Being home to some is a blessing and a chance to be around people that they love and trust. Most people feel a connection to home and do well when they are in a stable home environment. If their home environment is not stable this can present a problem with outpatient treatment.
2. You can Maintain Your Job
Some people fear going into drug rehab because they cannot afford to take off work or in some cases, they might lose their job due to the stigma of drug rehab. Outpatient rehab affords them the chance to go to rehab without interrupting their work schedule.
3. You can Stay a Student
The average age of a person in rehab is under 30. This means that many of them are college students. Outpatient rehab allows people to attend classes and school as they normally would without the drug addiction. Most people do not want to give up their place in college or university in order to attend drug counseling or treatment sessions.
4. Help for Single Parents
Many people suffering from addiction are single parents. When there is no other family to turn to the addict has to take care of his or her child. Most single parents are not willing to give their children over to foster care for the time it takes to go through inpatient rehab. With the foster system in disarray, it worries most parents if children have to spend any time at all in foster care. With outpatient care, it is possible to care for children and attend counseling and other sessions while the children are in school or at a babysitters.
5. You can remain with Your Friends and Family
Some people find great strength in their friends and family. Some people find great comfort in remaining around the friends and family during the worst of the detox and withdrawal. Inpatient treatment isolates you from everyone where as outpatient treatment allows you to be with your loved ones. Being around friends and family normally aids in recovery and helps those who need the added support.
Making the choice between inpatient and outpatient treatment does not have to be a difficult one. If you analyze your needs and carefully consider your options you will make the right decision. If you have more questions about outpatient treatment or for help choosing the treatment center that is right for you call us at 800-721-8114. We can help you with this extremely important decision.