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Should I Go to Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Rather Than Residential?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Tuesday, 11, May 2021

This depends on the severity of the addiction and other circumstances. For example, if you struggle with chronic relapse, or severe cravings and drug use, outpatient will not work. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to convince addicts severely dependent on drugs to go to inpatient treatment. There is always this initial fear of commitment when going away to rehab. Outpatient drug rehab should only be considered when you are not severely addicted. Also, when you are not abusing drugs daily, and are still maintaining your job and other responsibilities. If you are the opposite of this, it may be easy to convince yourself all you need is outpatient treatment.

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An addiction assessment will help determine if the outpatient treatment will work for you. In fact, any outpatient center will conduct an initial assessment prior to you entering the program. If you are a casual or recreational drug user and are looking for treatment. Outpatient centers will work well for you and should be considered rather than inpatient treatment. You can access many different types of counseling and therapy. Along with this, you will be connected with people in similar situations, who can also provide help. When you are considering outpatient treatment over inpatient, ensure an assessment determines how severe your addiction is.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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