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Outpatient vs Inpatient Rehab Services

outpatient vs inpatient rehab resources

When it comes to treatment, you don’t want to skimp on research. Knowing what you’re getting yourself into and what you will get out of it is important for selecting the right treatment and making sure that you see the results you’re promised. You’ve likely seen terms fly around about different treatment options and different stages of treatment, but we want to break it down simply for you. If you have questions about inpatient vs outpatient rehab Denver options, we’ve got a simple breakdown of what you can expect from either and what you can hope to get out of it. 

Inpatient Services

As the name suggests, a patient stays and lives within a facility while in inpatient rehab. This can be disruptive to daily life as many patients will have to take a leave of absence from work or potentially walk away from a job that doesn’t cover short-term leaves. What you get, however, is 24-hour medical and emotional support as well as 24-hour access to care as you need it. You’re monitored, given structure during your day, and living and working towards recovery with fellow patients. These programs generally last for a minimum of 28 days and can be as long as six months, depending on the patient’s progress. It’s designed to treat addictions by giving serious attention to treatment.  

Outpatient Services 

Conversely, outpatient services don’t involve a 24-hour stay in a monitored facility. This form of treatment is often a follow-up step to inpatient treatment as patients get back into the world or as an option for those who don’t have a serious addiction. This option allows you to stick to your daily routine, maintain your job and social life, and is generally more affordable. It can last for several months or up to a year and requires a commitment of at least 10 hours a week. This form of treatment doesn’t provide uninterrupted care and support, It puts the responsibility on the patient to have full agency in their recovery as they attempt to regain control while going through their daily life. 

What Mile High Recovery Center Gets You

At Mile High Recovery Center, we find it incredibly important to ensure you get the best possible versions of all care options. We pride ourselves on individualized and compassionate care as well as provide structured and treatments for a range of substance abuse disorders. We also offer a unique Intensive Outpatient Program that is recommended for anyone who doesn’t require a medically supervised detox to begin treatment. We also provide follow-up treatment after one has completed a more intensive treatment program. Ultimately, what we strive for is a strong foundation of success. The root cause of addiction and substance abuse disorders is the key to overcoming them. Our various programs are designed to treat you as a whole person, with a whole past, and a bright future. Contact us today.