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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab

When it comes to choosing the right rehab center for your needs, inpatient vs. outpatient is one of the most important choices you have to make. For the most part, rehab centers in Southern California offer both inpatient and outpatient services, but there are appropriate times and scenarios for each one.

Detox and Medical Assistance

Detox is the first step of living a sober life. It can also feel like the most difficult one. Medically speaking, it certainly is the most taxing on the body. In fact, this is a difficult period for addicts not just because they think about using, but because they don’t want to suffer through the physical distress of detox. Because of this, detox is best managed by an inpatient facility. The staff there is familiar with the medical needs and issues during this time and can not only offer medical consultation, but can also monitor the addict for medical issues that need to be addressed

Learning New Habits

Every Southern California detox program has some sort of coping skill system involved. The problem is that if the patient goes to an outpatient program too quickly, they will have missed the chance to practice those skills before they were in a position where they had to use them. Inpatient programs give the patient a chance to learn new habits and focus on their own needs before they are out in the world trying to manage things like jobs, challenging people, and tasks that may be triggers for them.

To learn whether inpatient or outpatient drug rehab is right for you, reach out to the addiction specialists at California Recovery today.

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