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Inpatient or Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program

  • Inpatient alcohol treatment programs are ideal for heavy dependence and strong addictions.
  • Outpatient treatment programs can work in mild cases of alcohol dependence.
  • Most people find that a combination of treatment, inpatient followed by outpatient, is most effective.

Do you really have to live at a treatment center in order to receive appropriate help for alcohol addiction?  Will spending some time in an outpatient support group help you to get past alcohol addiction and back on track with your life?

The very first challenge you face when you do make the decision to seek help for alcohol addiction is to determine whether inpatient or outpatient alcohol treatment is going to be most effective for your needs.  Unfortunately, every case is different and there is no straightforward answer as to whether one type of treatment and care is going to be more effective than the other or who is best served by which type of treatment.  Ultimately, the decision will be yours to make and will depend on the severity of your addiction, your personal details and various other factors.

Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Program

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An alcohol treatment program can help you have a successful recovery.

Just about every alcoholic finds that they are best suited to the methods of treatment and care provided by an inpatient alcohol treatment program, at least for the first few weeks of treatment anyway.  Alcohol detox can be dangerous, difficult to deal with and challenging to cope with.  An inpatient alcohol treatment program offers around-the-clock monitoring that ensures the safety of the patient while in the early phase of treatment.

For those who are especially physically dependent on alcohol and who experience withdrawal symptoms when alcohol is not consumed, inpatient alcohol treatment programs offer the safest option for treatment and care.  Here, the individual will be medically supervised during detox and then, once physical dependence is no longer an issue, the individual can begin receiving counseling and therapy for psychological healing.

24-hour medical care, around-the-clock support, peer support and psychological therapy make inpatient alcohol treatment the most suitable and effective method of care for most people suffering from alcohol addiction.  The chance of making a full recovery, staying sober and not risking relapse increases significantly with every day that is spent in a residential treatment facility.

Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program

Some people aren’t heavily addicted to alcohol, don’t suffer from major physical withdrawal symptoms and can actually benefit greatly from the help offered in an outpatient treatment program.  These programs typically require patients to make a commitment to attend a set number of hours each week in treatment, submit to random alcohol screenings and be involved in the program for a set number of days such as 30 days or 60 days or more.  Outpatient alcohol treatment is far less invasive than inpatient treatment, and for some, this breathes a breath of fresh air over the scary thought of being stuck in a residential treatment setting.

Unfortunately, outpatient alcohol treatment programs cannot monitor patients around-the-clock and offer limited support after hours which leaves much of the recovery to be achieved by the addict alone.  Freedom is a good thing in small doses, but many find that when alcohol addiction is at hand, the best way to recover is to have virtually no time to think about drinking or to access alcohol and outpatient treatment programs do not offer this stability.

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