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What Kinds of Addiction Treatment are Available?

Posted on 06/21/19: Addiction Aftercare \ Addiction Treatment

Unlike what many people think, addiction is not a moral shortcoming. It is a disease that many people are afflicted with, people of all races, ages, and social classes. It’s something that’s very common. It’s unfortunate, but it makes finding treatment resources fairly easy. Here’s what you need to know about finding treatment in the area.

How Many Treatment Centers are There?

There are quite a few treatment centers, which makes it even more important that you find the right one for you or your loved one. You want to make sure that where you go is accredited and can handle your type of addiction. 

Both men and women become addicted just as easily, but women are more likely to have chronic pain. With chronic pain, there is a high risk of opioid addiction

While treatment is no different for a man or a woman, some people prefer a gender-specific treatment center. That’s why checking into the details of the treatment centers can really help you. 

What types of Treatment Centers are There?

There are many different types of addiction treatment. You will want to do a little bit of research and be honest with yourself or your loved one before choosing what type is best.

Inpatient Treatment Centers

An inpatient treatment center is the most common type of treatment. When you are in inpatient treatment you will live in the on-site, or in a home and be transported to where you do your treatment.

This is important because it allows you to be focused on getting better. You don’t have to worry about the outside world while you’re doing your group or individual therapy. 

Outpatient Treatment Centers

Outpatient treatment gives you more freedom. You can live at home and go in and goto the treatment center when you are required. While some of these programs can be very intensive, it’s not recommended as a starting point for most people in active addiction. 

Being open to the outside world puts you at a higher risk or relapse. Having to deal with triggers before you have learned how to cope with them can set you up for failure. 

However, outpatient treatment can be very successful if you are willing to put in the work. It’s also a great additive to an aftercare program.

What Programs Can be Offered

Each treatment center will be a little different when it comes to the treatment programs that they offer. Knowing a little bit about what is available can help you make the choice that’s best for you or your loved one.


Most of the time, when you want to start treatment you will be required to detox first. Detox is the time period when drugs or alcohol are working their way out of your system. 

It’s recommended that you detox at a facility because withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Depending on what you are withdrawing from, there can be serious medical complications. 

 If you are in a facility they can monitor you and make sure that you detox as safely, and comfortably as possible. 


Residential treatment is similar to inpatient, only the setting is more that of a home. This can mean that you live in a house with roommates and a house manager, or it could be a setting that has even more privacy. 

Some residents treatment programs allow you to have your own room or even a small apartment like set up. Either way, there are strict rules to be followed, just like with any other treatment setting.

Residential programs are usually reserved for people who have been through detox and have a little bit of clean time under their belt.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization is for people who need a little more supervision. Here you will most likely have a roommate. You are in a setting where the treatment center can monitor your mental and physical health closer than a residential program. 

There’s nothing wrong with starting in partial hospitalization, most people are able to move to a different program in no time. There are a few different reasons why partial hospitalization is needed, one of the most common is a dual diagnosis. 

Dual Diagnosis

A dual diagnosis means that you have substance use disorder, alongside another mental health disorder. A lot of people who are addicted got that way by trying to self medicate away symptoms from an underlying condition. 

Another reason for dual diagnosis is a drug-induced mental illness. Sometimes the substances that you are on can affect your mental health, or make it seem like you are suffering from an illness that isn’t there.

That’s where a facility that works with dual diagnoses comes in handy. The facility can help to determine if the mental illness will go away as you continue recovery, or if it’s something that you need to be treated for as well.

If the dual diagnosis isn’t taken care of the possibility of relapse is higher. This is because without treating the underlying issue, those same symptoms that you were self-medicating before will show up again. 

Sober Living

Regardless of what other programs you choose to partake in, sober living should come after. In sober living, you get the best of both worlds. You are surrounded by other people in recovery while learning how to be a part of the world as a sober person.

You can get back to your life, work, and see your family. Most sober livings have rules you have to follow, they are mainly staying sober and coming home at night. Moving into a sober living can be helpful for anyone new to recovery.

Don’t Wait, Resources are Available

With only 10 percent of the people who need treatment actually getting it, it is vital that you get help if you or your loved one is suffering from addiction. 

There are plenty of resources; the hardest part is taking that first step and deciding that you need help.

You’re not alone, and our team of professionals is here to walk you through everything you need to get started on your road to recovery. 

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