No matter what you may be seeking treatment for, the options set before you can often be confusing in their complexity, especially at a difficult time for you and your family. The last thing you need to worry about as you begin a journey toward recovery is trying to make sense of your healthcare and treatment options, and thankfully, your choices may not be as complex as they seem. While every treatment plan is different and every problem needs its own specific solution, A Forever Recovery can help you identify definite trends that can help you predict your best chances of completing each type of program.
Types of Treatment
Which Type of Treatment is Most Successful?
Because outpatient treatment allows the negative influences of daily life to interfere with a recovery plan, generally speaking, inpatient or residential care plans are the most effective forms of treatment for long-term problems. In a controlled environment with dedicated caretakers, potential bumps in the road to recovery can be more quickly identified, and the patient will have more resources to use in finding solutions.
The most recent Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS) report showed a significant difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment plans. Short-term inpatient treatments, particularly inpatient treatment at hospitals and private facilities, saw their patients successfully complete their programs in roughly 60% of all cases, compared to less than 40% in outpatient programs.
- Deaths from heroin overdoses surged by 28 percent in 2014, and fatal overdoses from prescription painkillers climbed by 16.3 percent, according to federal health officials.
- 67% of patients participated in inpatient residential programs
- 56% of patients in participated short-term residential programs
- 36% of patients were in outpatient and intensive outpatient programs
Patients who receive the more focused, dedicated care of an inpatient program are much more likely to successfully complete their treatment plans. That means a quicker road to recovery and a stronger start for a return to normal life.
Why Seek Inpatient Treatment?
The decision to seek treatment in the first place can be an extremely difficult one, and the road to recovery can be long and arduous. The supportive setting provided by inpatient treatment, such as A Forever Recovery, gives patients a much stronger baseline to fall back on when seeking aid for their addiction.
Inpatient programs allow patients to concentrate on their recovery without the burden of worrying about day to day problems.
How Long Will Inpatient Treatment Take?
A typical short-term inpatient treatment takes an average of about three weeks, while a longer-term program usually lasts an average of 53 days. Inpatient care typically takes less time to complete than outpatient programs, with outpatient programs averaging 76 days in length.
This difference is likely due to the increased focus afforded by inpatient treatment programs. When recovery, therapy, and treatment are your entire focus for your time, much more can be accomplished than when the distractions of a day job, paying bills, and curious friends and family interfere. Thanks to the increased focus of an inpatient program, more can be accomplished in a shorter period of time. This allows patients to recover more effectively and return to a functional life more quickly.
Ask a Doctor if Inpatient Treatment is Best for You
Every illness is different, and only you and your doctor know every detail of the circumstances that led you to seek treatment. Be sure to investigate your options thoroughly, and never be afraid to use the resources that your doctors can bring to the table. At A Forever Recovery, our representatives are available 24/7 to take your call and help you determine the best course of treatment for your situation.