There is no difference in the quality of treatment, expertise, the experience of staff, or the variety of treatment methods in inpatient drug rehab vs. outpatient rehab. The biggest difference comes in residential vs. non-residential treatment.
In residential inpatient treatment, the addict receives extensive support and sleeps in a 24/7 staffed professional drug rehab center. The resources and time away from daily life during inpatient drug rehab gives the addict time to develop new skills before returning to the ‘real world.’
Outpatient rehab is beneficial for those who believe they have a problem but aren’t in danger of a personal, legal, or health crisis anytime soon. Outpatient rehab comes in many different forms including rigorous eight-hour counseling days of partial hospitalization, down to the weekend, and evening outpatient treatment. You can speak with Discovery Transitions outpatient treatment staff to help determine if outpatient treatment would be the most beneficial to yourself or a loved one, we are located in the Los Angeles area.