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Do I Have to Go to Inpatient Rehab or Do I Have Other Options?

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Millions of people in the United States live with substance abuse or addiction. About one in twelve people meet the criteria for a substance use disorder, but only about 11% of those who need treatment receive it. Many barriers prevent people from getting the support they need to overcome addiction. Concern about going to inpatient rehab may be a barrier that keeps people from seeking treatment when they need it.

Choosing the right level of care is essential when seeking addiction treatment. You must find a program that provides the treatment you need while balancing your responsibilities at home and in the community. Finding a level of care that addresses the severity of your addiction and allows you to continue working, caring for children, or going to school is ideal.

People may believe they are required to seek inpatient addiction treatment. But several alternatives to inpatient rehab provide high-quality treatment and the flexibility you want. Learning about outpatient rehab options can help you make the right decision about your care.

For more information about starting a substance abuse treatment program, reach out to the Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment specialists today.

What Happens During Rehab?

Addiction is not simply a physical condition. Substance abuse and addiction are complex conditions with roots in a person’s family history, mental and physical health, and environment. People living with substance abuse or addiction require comprehensive, compassionate treatment that addresses the complexities of addiction instead of relying on detoxification alone.

A comprehensive addiction treatment program offers care for every part of a person. Treatment plans use a combination of evidence-based and holistic therapies that address the underlying causes of addiction and teach people the skills they need to overcome it. These therapies include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medications
  • Mental health care
  • Medical treatment
  • Education
  • Holistic therapies like art and music, mindfulness, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling
  • Aftercare planning

After completing a treatment program, people must develop aftercare plans that keep them active and engaged in recovery. Aftercare plans may include individual therapy, group support, additional treatment, regular medical care, and other activities that support recovery.

Who Should Go to Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehab is designed to promote structure and a healthy routine. It involves around-the-clock care and support. This type of intensive treatment is best for people who:

  • Have severe drug or alcohol addictions
  • Have co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Do not have safe, supportive housing options

If a treatment specialist determines during your assessment that you meet the criteria for an inpatient rehab program, they will encourage you to attend inpatient rehab. However, inpatient isn’t your only option.

What Are My Outpatient Rehab Options?

There are several outpatient rehab options at Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment that provide high-quality treatment and a lot of flexibility. Understanding what is involved in each level of care will help you know what to expect during treatment.

Outpatient Treatment

Our outpatient addiction treatment program provides support for people who need substance abuse treatment but need to continue working, going to school, or caring for families. Outpatient treatment plans include various individual and group therapies and can be adjusted to meet people’s individual requirements.

Daytime IOP

Our intensive outpatient treatment program is offered every weekday morning from 9 am-12:30 pm. Participants may attend individual counseling, group therapy, and skills groups up to five days per week. The length of time you spend attending treatment will depend on your unique needs.

Evening IOP

Our evening IOP is designed to accommodate people with busy lives. Sessions are offered each weekday from 6-9 pm. This schedule allows people to get the treatment they need while caring for family, working, or going to school. Participants work in a group setting to set goals, learn new skills, and take personal inventory. Individual counseling sessions will be scheduled separately as needed.

Day Treatment

This program allows people to get intensive treatment services while continuing to live at home. Day Treatment participants spend a minimum of 25 hours a week engaged in therapeutic services each week. Sessions are held every weekday from 9 am-2:30 pm. Our treatment plans combine MAT, holistic therapies, and other evidence-based treatments to provide care for the whole person and support lifelong recovery from addiction.

Difference of Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab

Are Alternatives to Inpatient Rehab Right For Me?

Before beginning an addiction treatment program, your doctor or addiction specialist will evaluate your individual needs and recommend a level of care. Their assessment will likely include questions about your mental and physical health, substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms, prior treatment history, and other important personal information.

With this information, your treatment team can determine which level of care meets your needs. Addiction is a complex, personal condition, and your treatment plan must address its physical, emotional, behavioral, and environmental aspects.

Your doctor will determine whether you require inpatient treatment or can choose one of the alternatives to inpatient rehab. Generally, people with severe addiction, intense cravings, or a history of unsuccessful treatment attempts may be excluded from choosing outpatient rehab options.

For those who meet the criteria for outpatient rehab, the flexibility of these programs can help people stay engaged in treatment and complete their rehab programs while balancing the demands of their busy lives.

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Get The Care You Need and Deserve

Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment is a leader in the addiction treatment field, with proven success in facilitating long-term recovery. Our team of top clinical & medical experts specializes in treating addiction coupled with mental illness, ensuring that each person receives individualized care. Call us – we’re available 24/day, 7 days/week.

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By offering a continuum of care, Woburn Wellness meets people where they are at in their recovery journey. Whether you need 24-hour support or something more flexible, we can help.

If you or someone you love requires substance abuse treatment or support during recovery, you are not alone. Reach out to the caring Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment specialists today.

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Inessa Maloney, MS, LMHC Clinical Director
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Inessa Maloney, MS, LMHC has been dedicated to the mental health and substance abuse field for a decade, providing her expertise to guarantee quality and accuracy.

  • Specializes in outpatient services with a focus on substance abuse
  • Expertise in reality-based therapy, CBT/DBT, and motivational interviewing
  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling
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