Difference Between Outpatient And Inpatient Treatment
Inpatient TreatmentInpatient rehabilitation is a form of intensive rehabilitation that is usually performed at a residential centre. Treatment programs are designed to treat serious addictions and mental health disorders. Patients stay at rehab for a period of 28 days to 6 months.
For serious addictions, medical detox may be needed. The patient will then first spend 3 to 5 days in a hospital undergoing detoxification which is overseen by a medical Doctor.
Outpatient TreatmentOutpatient treatments are part-time programs designed for mild addictions which allow patients to keep going to work or to continue studying during the day.
Outpatient treatments are less restrictive compared to inpatient. The programs usually entail 8 to 14 hours per week at a treatment facility and consist of individual and group counselling.
Long term outpatient treatment can last for months, or over a year.