Inpatient vs. Outpatient – Rehab

When our patients and clients first enter our facilities, they do not even know that they are just about to make the most important decision in their lives. How do these people differ upon entering and after leaving our facilities, you can read about here:

Inpatient

The patient coming into rehab is scared, annoyed, often doesn’t even want to be here. All they think about is their addiction, and how they can go back to the substance they have been abusing. The addiction does that to people. These people are not bad or good; they are ill. Addiction is a terrible and serious illness that needs to be treated as soon as possible. In patients often cause turmoil at our facilities, but it is something everyone is accustomed to. After all, their life is about to change, and they are not even aware that this is the first step.

During The Rehab

During the rehab, we have everything our patients need to feel safe. The facilities offer medical, but also psychological help, and this can be very productive. It is when the addicts usually have their a-ha moment and realize they can get well and clean. Because you see, many addicts do not even believe they will ever get clean during their lifetime. Once we show them they are more than just their addiction and that they have many things to live for, they feel like they can finally conquer this illness.

Outpatient

An outpatient realizes that the outside world will have the challenges that may be difficult for them, but they are prepared and willing to try and live a perfectly normal life in the outside world. Our outpatients frequently stay in touch with our staff and inform us on their progress. We also encourage our former patients that have successfully overcome this illness to come back to our facilities and give encouraging speeches to other people who dwell in our facilities. Outpatients are also very grateful for this program, and they give us constant update on how they believe we could change it and make it even better.

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