Comparing Inpatient to Outpatient Therapy

One of the ways that a patient can approach recovery is in a residential facility’s primary treatment program.
For each person, there is a unique path that leads to addiction and an equally unique path that leads to recovery.

There is no one right or wrong way, and no one recovery program that will suit every addict. Depending on the family situation, in-network insurance options, and the proximity of the addict’s employment to San Juan, there are so many different ways to approach treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

One of the ways that a patient can approach recovery is in a residential facility’s primary treatment program. These generally last about twenty eight days to a month and are focused on taking the initial steps to help the addict recover. This includes the detox phase, management of the physical symptoms of recovery, and a gradual transition into therapy, including group and/or family therapy. Emphasis on sports and recreational activities that engage the patient’s body is a way to round out the deeply emotional and often highly abstract intellectual educational aspects of treatment. Recovery is a multi-faceted process that also adds educational and learning components that can help substantiate the patient’s informed decision making.

The next step is presented as a follow-up to the initial treatment phase, or perhaps as an opportunity to refine and reinforce patient skills after completing the rehab portion of treatment. The secondary treatment plan is usually designed to take a longer time, but is generally built on an outpatient model. This allows the addict to immediately begin to apply some of the things they’ve learned, while still maintaining a strong connection to the treatment facility.  They are encouraged to maintain a relationship with their partners in the treatment community and the treatment professionals who have helped them.

Patients are able to take advantage of group and individual therapy, while realizing the individual responsibility that an accountability system provides.  They are allowed to continue working or attending school. Patients who have families to support and be present for are able to rebuild relationships in real time, with the assistance of counselors and licensed family therapists.

The addition of work in the twelve step programs incorporated with their treatment is an added bonus for patients who select the right treatment program. There are so many chances, for either inpatient or outpatient arrangements, to work in a way that suits the life needs of the patient.  The goal is to continue to bring sobriety and the addict’s accountability for choice into clear focus.


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