When it comes to addiction, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Some people are able to get sober and stay that way with outpatient treatment. Others need the support of inpatient rehab to achieve and maintain sobriety. So when should you consider long-term in-patient treatment?

If You Have Relapsed

Addiction is a chronic disease and relapse is common. If you have been struggling with sobriety for some time and are unable to stay sober on your own, long-term inpatient treatment may be necessary. 

For example, if you have tried entering and completing a 28-day or 30-day program but still find yourself unable to remain sober, long-term inpatient treatment may be a better option for you.

If Outpatient Treatment Isn’t Working

Outpatient programs can be beneficial for some people, but if you need more intensive treatment to get and stay sober, then it may be time to consider long-term care. For example, if you are able to stay sober for a period of time after attending an outpatient program but then relapse soon after, long-term inpatient rehab may be necessary.

If You Don’t Feel Safe at Home or in Your Current Environment

Part of recovery involves creating an environment that is conducive to staying sober. That means removing yourself from people, places, or situations that could trigger a relapse. Long-term inpatient treatment can provide a safe and supportive environment that is free of drug use or alcohol abuse.

If You Need a Structured Environment

Long-term inpatient treatment provides structure and support throughout the recovery process. The combination of therapy, groups, classes, and activities can help you develop better coping skills to manage stress and triggers.

If You Need Medical Detox

If you are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol, medical detox may be necessary. Long-term inpatient care can provide a safe and medically supervised detox environment where medications and other treatments can help minimize the symptoms of withdrawal.

If You Require Dual Diagnosis Treatment

If you suffer from a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety in addition to your addiction, long-term care can help you address both conditions. Inpatient treatment centers provide the support and resources necessary to manage both disorders.

If You Have Been through Treatment Before

If you have completed an inpatient program before but are still having trouble maintaining sobriety, it may be time for long-term treatment. This type of program offers more intensive therapy and guidance to ensure lasting recovery.

It is important to consider all treatment options, including long-term inpatient care, when making a decision about your recovery journey. Working with a professional who understands your unique needs can help you determine the best approach to sobriety. By taking the right steps, you can start on the path to lasting recovery and a healthier life.

Impact Outpatient Program offers an innovative approach to drug and alcohol treatment that provides a path to sustainable sobriety. Our program combines evidence-based therapies, individualized care plans, medical supervision, and ongoing support in a safe environment so you can get the help you need for long-term recovery success. 
Contact us today to learn more and get started on your journey to sobriety.

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