Do I Need Residential or Outpatient Addiction Treatment?
For patients needing drug and alcohol treatment, outpatient and residential treatment programs can provide an essential level of care to achieve long-term recovery. But how do you know whether you or a loved one would best benefit from a residential or outpatient program? Both types of treatment have distinctions which make them more or less appropriate for a patient’s needs, depending on the patient’s level and length of addiction.
Both treatment programs utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and 12-step counseling within group and individual sessions. Both require abstinence, regularly attendance in AA or NA meetings, and urge participation in aftercare programs.
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