Find Help for Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction Living in Victorville, CA
If you decide that you have a substance abuse issue and decide to start your journey towards recovery then you should know that there are options available to you in how to go about it. There are many different ways of achieving a better quality of life when struggling with a substance abuse issue and not everyone will respond the same way to the same method. You should be informed about your options and choose the one that fits your individual needs the best. Different programs offer different methods of treatment, differing costs, and differing commitments as well. We are here to discuss your options with you should you need assistance in this confusing time.
Should I Go to Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?
No one can tell you exactly what is going to work for you so informing yourself about the merits and disadvantages to each kind of treatment for drug and alcohol abuse is imperative. The first place to start is to decide whether you should attend inpatient or outpatient treatment. In outpatient treatment the client travels to and from the treatment center for each session, usually a couple of times a week. Inpatient treatment means that the client would stay at the rehabilitation facility while they receive their treatment over the duration of the program. Inpatient treatment programs can be relatively short such as a couple weeks as well as last for a couple of months. There are many different things to consider when choosing between inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Outpatient treatment is ideal for those that live busy lifestyles and offer the client the ability to still attend work, school and all of their daily responsibilities like taking care of a dependent family member, while receiving treatment for their problem. Some setbacks to outpatient treatment are that the addict is still exposed to their normal environment complete with triggers and temptations that may lead them to relapse as well as making a busy lifestyle even busier adding to the stress of the situation. Inpatient treatment offers the client the ability to reside in a safe and comfortable environment while they undergo their journey towards recovery. In inpatient programs clients receive more one-on-one time with their therapists and more intensive therapy so that they can process through their problems and help manage stress away from triggers and temptation. Inpatient treatment usually is more all-encompassing as well. This means that more life skills such as dealing with finances and creating a daily structure, cooking and diet therapy, and a focus on physical wellbeing can be taught while staying at a residential or inpatient facility.
How Long Should I Attend Treatment?
No one can say for sure how long you will need to attend treatment to achieve lasting recovery. There are, however, varying lengths of treatment programs for a reason. Short Term programs which usually last around 30 days offer a full treatment program in less time thus allowing you to get back to your life sooner and usually being less expensive than longer programs. Short Term treatment however does not allow much time for the addict or alcoholic to practice the tools they learn in the program before they return to the real world with real temptations and real triggers. If you simply cannot afford a longer treatment or dedicate the time to a longer program, however, then a short term program may be for you. Many addicts and alcoholics have sued the substance for a long period of time through, so you should ask yourself if you think that you can break those habits in 30 days.
If you answered no then maybe a longer term treatment program would be right for you. Long term programs can range from a few months to 6 months. Usually, these programs are more expensive but for good reason. In these longer programs, the client has the time to address the real underlying causes of their addiction and work past them in order to achieve long lasting sobriety and a better quality of life. The tools that are learned in these programs are able to be practiced so that they come more naturally when triggers and temptations arise and, usually long term programs offer a wider variety of treatment modalities so the chance that the user will respond to one is greater. There are so many different aspects of choosing a treatment program that has the best chance of working for you or your loved one. We are here at (760) 203-6611 to speak with you about what option would best fit your individual needs. Call us today!