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Once you have made the decision to seek treatment for substance use disorder (SUD), the next decision you have to make is what treatment facility and which program will be the right fit for you. Making this decision can seem overwhelming, especially if you have never been in recovery before. Having a better sense of what to expect can really help settle your mind.
There are a lot of different types of treatment programs out there and a lot of different facilities. The key is finding out which is right for your specific needs and situations. You deserve to know what sort of resources are available before you make your final decision.
At The Kimberly Center, we offer multiple types of treatment options. We can work with you to help you determine which will be the best fit for you.
Choosing a Treatment Facility: Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a treatment facility. One thing to think about is whether you’ll be seeking inpatient or outpatient treatment. Some facilities offer one or the other; some offer both. Both of these types of treatment programs have their own unique benefits and it’s really just a matter of determining which would best fit your situation.
There are some key differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment. With inpatient care, you will actually stay at the facility for the duration of the initial stages of your treatment. But with outpatient care, you will continue to live at home and maintain most of your regular schedule but will check in with the facility on a regular basis for care.
The Benefits of Inpatient Care
In determining which of these programs is best for you, it may help to look at each of their unique benefits. With inpatient care, consider the following:
- You’ll be in a safe environment completely devoid of drugs or alcohol, so you won’t feel tempted to engage in substance or alcohol use.
- In the case of an emergency during the detox process, a medical staff member will be available immediately to treat you.
- You will be staying among other people who are also going through SUD treatment and will be able to connect with them.
- Doctors can help alleviate symptoms of withdrawal that you may experience through proper medication.
The Benefits of Outpatient Care
Just as there are benefits of inpatient care, there are advantages associated with outpatient care as well. Consider the following:
- Outpatient care is typically less expensive than inpatient care.
- Most outpatient programs are reasonably flexible, allowing you to attend treatment when it is most convenient for you.
- You are able to continue working or attending school as usual.
- Childcare and transportation arrangements typically would be less of a concern when maintaining one’s normal schedule.
- You are able to continue to live at home.
What Is Offered Through The Kimberly Center Treatment Facility?
At The Kimberly Center, we recognize that each person’s unique needs and situation are different. While inpatient treatment may be the right choice for one person, it might not be for the next person, and vice versa. This is why we offer multiple different treatment options. We treat the following types of SUD:
- Alcohol addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Crack addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Marijuana addiction
- Meth addiction
- Opiate addiction
- Opioid addiction
- Xanax addiction
- Co-occurring disorders
In terms of different treatment programs, we offer continuing care, an intensive outpatient program, sober living, and long-term treatment.
Continuing care is for when a client has completed an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. It is a way to help ensure that you stay on track and continue to make positive changes in your life. It is also to help ensure that you don’t turn back to using substances. This is a great way to learn important new life skills and slowly adjust to living your new, sober life.
Our sober living program is also for those who have completed their inpatient or outpatient program. Sober living is for those who are not yet ready to live on their own again. They might not yet have a safe or stable living situation at home, or they might just not feel that they are at the point yet where they will be able to avoid the temptation to relapse.
Sober living allows you to slowly transition to a new sober life without the temptations that may come with it. This is a completely substance-free environment where you won’t have to worry about being exposed to triggers. You can continue to go to work or school while living at the residence. While living in this sober living environment, you’ll have structure and will be around like-minded people to support you.
Beginning the treatment process for substance misuse can feel overwhelming at first. You don’t know exactly what to expect or what treatment is going to look like for you. It’s important that you know all your different options before picking an addiction treatment facility. You want to be sure the one you choose is the best fit for your specific needs. If you’re struggling with substance misuse, our team at The Kimberly Center can help. We will work with you to determine which of our programs is the right fit for you. Give us a call at (855) 452-3683 today to learn more about the different types of treatment options that we offer.