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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration notes fewer than 10% of the nearly 22 million people who meet the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder will ever seek or receive the help they need to overcome addiction.

What Is a Rehab Facility?

A professional rehab facility offers individuals looking to overcome struggles with drug or alcohol addiction a safe and supportive environment to detox and get well with the guidance of caring and compassionate addiction treatment staff. The best rehabs are those that consider your specific treatment needs when developing your treatment plan. Because addiction is unique and everyone faces struggles related to drugs and alcohol differently, one size fits all treatment plans that treat the addiction instead of the person are often unsuccessful. There are several types of rehab facilities. The “best” one for you will depend on a range of factors, including the severity of your addiction, the substance or substances you use, your history with addiction treatment, and if you struggle with a dual diagnosis condition. 

What Are the Different Types of Rehab Facilities?

When researching rehab facilities, you will notice there are several different “types.” While each provides comprehensive and effective addiction treatment services, the intensity of the care may be different depending on the facility. 

Inpatient/Residential Rehabs

At an inpatient or residential rehab, you stay on-site at the rehab throughout your treatment program. Staff at an inpatient rehab are available on a 24/7 basis to provide physical and psychological support whenever it is needed. At a residential program, patients receive support across a large spectrum of care, including detox services, medical and mental health treatment, nutritional services, and assistance with medication management. Inpatient services are often considered best for those with a severe addiction or those who have completed treatment previously and experienced a relapse. 

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Partial hospitalization programs or day programs offer a middle ground between inpatient programs and outpatient levels of care. PHPs offer intensive addiction treatment care for people who have completed a treatment program and are ready to transition out of the care environment but may not feel comfortable without support. PHP programs allow patients seeking treatment to live at home while still receiving the same level of intensive care provided at an inpatient program. 

Outpatient Rehabs

Outpatient programs do not require patients to live on-site during treatment. An outpatient program requires patients to attend regularly scheduled therapy sessions in both individual and group environments. Outpatient services are generally well suited for those with a strong support system at home or those with a mild addiction seeking treatment for the first time. Outpatient care also services as a transitional level of care either before more intensive levels of care or as part of an aftercare program. 

How To Know Which Type of Rehab Facility You Should Go To

Deciding on the right rehab among the thousands of options and different levels of care available may seem challenging. Each rehab provides different treatment models and may specialize in different addiction treatment needs. For treatment to offer the greatest opportunity for success, choosing a facility that meets your specific needs is essential. When deciding on a rehab, you need to consider which substance or substances you are trying to recover from. Next, it is important to consider if you have any underlying medical or mental health conditions that, without treatment, could hinder your ability to achieve and maintain sobriety. If so, you must choose a rehab skilled in addressing dual diagnosis conditions. 

If you are ready to seek addiction treatment but are unsure where to begin or how to know which type of rehab is best for you, contact us at Concise Recovery. Let our admissions team help you take the first steps towards a future free from addiction.