Drug Treatment Types
In order to find the most appropriate drug treatment option, you must be familiar with the varieties that are offered. Drug rehab can save your life so making this decision cannot be taken lightly.
What Are the Different Types of Drug Treatment?
- Residential treatment. Residential or inpatient drug treatment requires that addicts live at the rehab facility during the treatment process. There they receive group support and individual counseling, and engage in activities that focus on health and wellness. With inpatient treatment, as this type is also called, you do have to leave your life and the temptations that accompany it behind.
- Outpatient drug treatment. This type of drug treatment requires that addicts drop in for support sessions and other relevant activities for recovery. Outpatient drug treatment can be worked around any schedule or lifestyle.
- Support groups. Support groups fall under the umbrella of outpatient therapy but typically they are free. They aren’t always run by a certified treatment professional, but addicts do have the chance to lean on each other
- Aftercare. Aftercare programs help keep individuals drug-free even after they’ve completed another form of treatment. Sober living homes are one popular type of aftercare, as they allow addicts to live in a supportive, drug-free environment.
How Do I Choose the Right Drug Treatment Type?
There are a number of factors to consider when you’re determining which drug treatment type is for you. They include:
- Affordability. The more intensive programs, of course, cost more than the other options. If you have an unlimited budget, you can’t go wrong with residential care, for example.
- Intensity of addiction. If you are using a drug that’s both physically and psychologically addictive, ensure that you enter into a comprehensive treatment program that will monitor and guide you. The same applies if you have been a long-term drug user. A short-term drug addiction may be treated successfully through supportive care.
- Lifestyle. If you are in a position where you can leave your life behind and enter into residential care, this may be a good option for you. If you have a family and a job that you can’t afford to be away from, outpatient care may be more realistic for you.
Finding Drug Treatment
Once you’ve decided on a drug treatment type, call us and we’ll help you enroll. Our trained counselors are on call 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about treatment.