How do you decide whether you need inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment?
Deciding between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment is an essential first step as you get help for your substance use disorder. You should consult your physician or visit the facility you are considering for treatment and ask questions. Most patients thrive in an outpatient treatment program like the one Kolmac offers. However, no program is a one-size-fits-all solution. Our clinicians will be honest and straightforward with you during your first appointment, as you explore your addiction treatment options.
Three questions to ask when deciding between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment
The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests you ask the following questions when you are trying to decide between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment.
- Does the program use treatments backed by scientific evidence? Kolmac’s treatment plan is measurement-based. Our knowledgeable and experienced team treats addiction as a chronic disease, rather than an acute, short-term problem. We treat every aspect of the disease, from medical and psychiatric issues, to stress and environmental triggers. Each Kolmac office has psychiatric professionals on staff to help.
- Does the program tailor treatment to the needs of the patient? At Kolmac, we develop an individualized treatment plan for you. One factor that may help you choose between addiction treatment options is whether you want to continue living at home. Our program offers the flexibility to keep working, going to school and helping your family.
- Does the program adapt treatment as the patient’s needs change? From outpatient detoxification to continuing care, Kolmac’s three-stage program meets your changing needs. Instead of merely addressing your acute needs, Kolmac’s professional team works with you until your rehabilitation is complete.
Other important questions to ask include whether the program has accreditation like CARF, a medication-assisted recovery (MAT) program, aftercare support and family support. You’ll also want to know about clinician credentials. Asking these questions is one of the best ways to determine which addiction treatment options may be right for you.
Taking the next step to select a program
Choosing between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment can feel overwhelming. However, knowing what to ask is a good place to begin. If you would like more information about effective, affordable outpatient treatment, contact us.