addiction treatment programs: inpatient rehab vs outpatient

How can you find the best addiction treatment programs in the Greater Miami Area?

As you may be aware, the Greater Miami Area refers to Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County. My city, Fort Lauderdale, is right at the center of this large stretch of land. As you can imagine, there are a great many addiction treatment programs in this region. So, how can you possibly determine which one will be right for you? Inpatient rehab or outpatient treatment?

Using set of guidelines can help.

In Overcoming Opioid Addiction, the author presents a chart in the fourth section of the book. In fact, the chart can be used as a checklist to grade treatment centers. You can use this chart to help guide your questions when you call various program. While this chart can be useful in comparing treatment programs for all forms of addiction, it is especially useful to get help for the opioid addict. This is because opioid addiction is unique because it responds very well to medication. When it comes to treating opiate and opioid addiction, you should consider Suboxone therapy as part of the overall program.

When is inpatient treatment a good idea?

If you are trying to decide if you should go to an inpatient treatment program, ask yourself a few questions. What can inpatient rehab, addiction treatment programs offer you that you cannot get at an outpatient program? Have you already tried and failed in an outpatient program? Do you feel that you would do best in a program that immerses you in therapy and a lifestyle of recovery? On the other hand, could you possibly get the same or even better care in an outpatient program?

When is outpatient better than inpatient rehab?

When it comes to opioid addiction, it is interesting to note that outpatient treatment can be better than inpatient rehab for many patients. This is because of a differing philosophy of treatment held by many inpatient rehab plans. The issue is that long-term medication works very well to keep opioid addiction in remission. Many inpatient program administrators do not agree with this evidence-based, scientifically proven treatment. Instead, they promote a program dating back to the early 20th century as the cornerstone of their treatment plan. While there is a place for old-fashioned, spiritual recovery, we are well into the 21st century. Medication Assisted Treatment has now been around for a long time and it works better than any program that does not include it.

In conclusion, you must decide what is best for you.

We are all different from each other. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the problem of choosing amongst addiction treatment programs. Weigh your options and make a decision. It is best to include trusted loved ones in making the decision. They will have your best interest at heart and make sure that you take the correct path that will lead you to a life of recovery with freedom from drugs. We wish you the best on your journey and we are here to help if you have any question. Please call or email any time.