When is Inpatient Rehab Unnecessary?
It may not always be necessary for a person to attend an inpatient rehab program. For one reason or another, a different type of care may benefit the individual more, and this should be considered whenever someone is attempting to find the right treatment program for them. But when is inpatient rehab unnecessary?
Supportive Family and Friends
One reason a person may not require inpatient care is if they have a strong social support group at home. If an individual in recovery can surround themselves with helpful people who know what they are dealing with, want to lend a hand, and will continue to show support to the person through their recovery, the social aspect of inpatient care is usually not necessary.
It is important that the person has more than one helpful individual in their life who will be by their side during their recovery and support them through the good times and the bad. The person should also be living with one or more individuals who encourage them in their recovery and are willing to take on some responsibility for them and their needs.
Absence of Comorbidity
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “The term ‘comorbidity’ describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person.” If the individual is dealing with severe psychological or physical issues in addition to their addiction, they will likely require inpatient care; however, if they are not, this option may be largely unnecessary. People can receive most of the same general treatments used for addiction at an outpatient center.
Is Money an Object?
Some people are concerned about money when attempting to choose a treatment program, a common issue due to the fact that addiction can cause severe financial problems for a person. Because inpatient care is usually more expensive and outpatient treatment “costs less” than either inpatient or residential care, according to the NIDA, many people try to remind themselves that former choice isn’t always necessary.
However, if you do need to attend one of these programs, there are a number of free, partially free, and low-income programs that allow patients to pay on a sliding-fee scale. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration states there is cheaper treatment available to patients and even programs that provide individuals in some situations with free inpatient care. This option should be remembered in the case that a person does truly require inpatient rehab.
Inpatient Rehab: Is It Necessary for You?
This is one of the most important questions to ask yourself, and you must consider whether or not the program will be likely to help you with your treatment needs. Inpatient programs can help many people and should be attended regardless of cost when necessary. But if you are an individual who can gain all you need from an outpatient center and you will be well taken care of by friends and family members during the time of your recovery, inpatient care may not be an obligatory treatment program for your needs.
If you do believe you could benefit from inpatient rehab, call 800-681-7369Who Answers? today. We can help you find a treatment center in your area or answer any questions you may have about the program.