Sober Living Homes, also known as sober living homes, our residential treatment facilities designed to provide safe and stable living arrangements for people ex…
Sober Living Homes, also known as sober living homes, our residential treatment facilities designed to provide safe and stable living arrangements for people exiting rehab programs. SLHs generally serve as a transition between these programs and the outside world, providing a structured environment in which individuals can rebuild their lives in a healthy, sober fashion. Many of the residential treatment facilities offer a variety of programs for people seeking treatment. In addition to standard inpatient services, many of them offer treatment options including outpatient services, day treatment, respite care, and detoxification. While the purpose of a residential treatment facility is to help individuals overcome drug addiction, the treatment experience can vary from person to person. For those who have experienced drug addiction, the environment may not be as similar to what is found in residential drug rehab facilities.
When a person decides to enter an inpatient treatment facility, there are typically two primary types of treatment provided: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient treatment involves a patient staying in one or more rooms of a treatment center for a period of time as determined by a doctor. The primary purpose of inpatient care is to help patients deal with withdrawal symptoms and build strength to withstand the physical and emotional stress of being away from family, friends, and other support groups. When a patient remains in an inpatient treatment program for longer than six months, he or she will be transferred to outpatient care, where they will receive individual counseling and possibly participate in outpatient therapy sessions. Some treatment centers will offer both inpatient and outpatient programs, but some of the most prestigious and well-known rehab centers only have inpatient programs. Patients who are interested in finding treatment outside of the facility should contact the facility and discuss the treatment options available to them.
While inpatient and outpatient treatments can be very similar, there are differences between inpatient and outpatient programs in terms of both treatment protocols and treatments. Inpatient treatment usually involves long term care, group therapy, and individual counseling. While inpatient care is a much more intensive treatment option, it allows patients to remain at home and remain actively involved in the treatment process. Outpatient treatment programs are typically shorter and provide fewer hours of treatment. It is important to consider the amount of time a patient can spend in an in residential treatment if he or she wishes to attend inpatient treatment in a long term care facility.