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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab Anaheim: Which One is Right for You?

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab Anaheim

If it’s time to get help with drug or alcohol dependencies but you’re feeling overwhelmed by so many unfamiliar terms and recovery-speak on the internet, then you’ve come to the right place. Using the two primary models for addiction recovery, inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, we’re going to demystify important terms like detox, MAT, dual diagnosis, and others, and share the basic outline of each recovery plan so that you can focus on asking the questions specific to your situation.

Whether it’s you or a loved one struggling with substance abuse, the addiction specialists at The Detox Center LA will answer any questions regarding our programs, methods, and our holistic approach to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Conveniently located less than 30 miles from Anaheim, our top-rated rehab program offers a lifeline to every addict and alcoholic in Los Angeles and Orange County, and beyond.

Contact The Detox Center of Los Angeles today at (888) 346-4350 to learn how to access our addiction treatment programs.

Inpatient and Outpatient Drug Rehab: What’s The Difference?

There’s really one key difference. Inpatient signifies a residential treatment program where you live on-site at the rehab facility and enjoy 24-hour supervision by a team of medical professionals, clinicians, and addiction counselors, while outpatient allows for greater independence with a weekly schedule that allows for outside obligations, like school, family, or work while returning to your house each night or staying in a sober living home. 

Either course offers similar levels of care to meet the needs of as many addicts as possible. Following are just a few of the addiction treatment services available on an inpatient or outpatient basis at The Detox Center, Los Angeles:

  • Detox – literally, removing the toxins from your body, lets you approach the remaining stages of the recovery program with a clear mind
  • MAT Program – Medically Assisted Treatment is exactly what it sounds like. Qualified doctors prescribe appropriate medications intended to alleviate withdrawal and maintain lasting recovery
  • 12-Step Programs – Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings for relapse prevention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – identifying triggers and learning healthy coping skills
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – identifying triggers and learning to replace negative thinking
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment – treating addiction and mental health disorders at the same time, such as bipolar, PTSD, or eating disorder
  • Sober Living – a place for patients who need a little more time before leaving treatment, or do not have a suitable home free from drugs and alcohol

Which Rehab Program Is The Right Choice?

There’s so much to consider before answering this question. Start by talking to your doctor and therapist and get their recommendations regarding appropriate medical and mental health care during treatment. Next, check in with your healthcare provider and verify how much is covered by your insurance.

Now, start looking at what you need for a successful first step towards recovery. Is your living situation drug-free, and will the people there help or hinder your program? Have you tried outpatient rehab before, only to relapse? Are you disabled? If necessary, can you step away from school, work, or family obligations for anywhere between 30 and 90 days? Are any school, work, or family obligations triggers for your addiction? These are just a few of the questions you’ll want to ask yourself before settling on one program or the other.

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Finally, discuss your answers with one of our addiction specialists. They’ll walk you through every one of our options and, depending on your needs, provide all the necessary resources to make the right choice for you.

Don’t put your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction off any longer, contact The Detox Center in Los Angeles today. We make recovery happen.


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Will my insurance cover treatment for addiction?

The Detox Center of L.A. accepts most major insurance providers and private healthcare policies. We offer free insurance verification as well as eligibility and benefits for both behavioral and mental health treatment services. Please fill out our insurance verification form here to verify your insurance.

What happens in addiction

Effective addiction treatment programs are tailored to each individual. Because of this, it will be a different experience for everyone. However, it generally involves a combination of detoxification, group and individual therapy, educational presentations, and aftercare planning in order to ensure long-term recovery. Upon arrival at The Detox Center of L.A., you can expect our professionally trained staff to create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and treatment goals.