When beginning the search for a recovery program, it’s important to know the differences between the programs a recovery center offers. Not all programs are the same and can differ greatly from center to center. At California Recovery Center, we offer both inpatient and outpatient programs for our patients, but what are the differences between these two options?  

The main difference between inpatient and outpatient programs is right in the name. An inpatient program requires the patient to remain onsite, in the center, through the duration of their treatment, including detox and therapy or group therapy sessions.

Inpatient Recovery Programs 

Inpatient programs are carried out onsite at recovery centers. Patients reside and fulfill the duration of their treatment with the guidance of the center’s healthcare providers. Actives vary from center to center but usually include a form of group therapy, as well as individual therapy. Some centers also provide assisted detox when entering the facility and sober living environments for patients’ post-treatment. 

Outpatient Recovery Program 

Outpatient programs offer a variety of options to this style of treatment depending on programs, telehealth. While these outpatient programs require patients to come onsite for their therapy sessions, but still some offer virtual sessions and are entirely remote.  

An outpatient program allows patients to seek treatment remotely and remain home, out of the center. There are different types of outpatient programs with varying requirements. For example, a partial hospitalization program, or PHP, is more demanding and requires patients to attend onsite sessions 4 to 5 times a week. Intensive outpatient programs, IOPs, require less time onsite. 

Finding the Right Recovery Program  

At California Recovery Center, we are proud to offer both inpatient and outpatient options for our patients. Our qualified staff are skilled in helping each client find the best program for their situation and recovery needs. Get in touch with California Recovery Center here.

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