There are two main types of treatment programs: inpatient (or residential) and outpatient. Which program you go into is determined by your needs; both programs have been shown to be very effective in treating mental illnesses and addictions.  In general, inpatient programs tend to cost more than outpatient programs because you are paying for your room and board while you receive treatment. With both programs, you will attend various psychotherapy sessions alone and in group settings to learn more about your condition and develop healthy coping skills. The following is a brief breakdown of each program type and what they are best for:

Inpatient (Residential)

  • Individuals who needed monitoring and care 24/7
  • People who can take time off work and have someone to take care of children and other household responsibilities
  • Those who have more severe mental illnesses or addictions and require more intense treatment
  • People who want to stay in a relaxing environment where there is reduced exposure to stressors and triggers
  • Clients who prefer to take part in specialized treatment services, such as acupuncture, yoga, exercise, meditation, and more


  • People who want to spend less on treatment services
  • Those who don’t require constant supervision
  • Individuals who have a supportive home environment with reduced exposure to triggers and stressors
  • People who can meet at the treatment center several times a week for therapy and other treatment methods
  • Clients who want to maintain work and home responsibilities while receiving treatment

There are several factors to consider when selecting a treatment program, including: transportation, childcare availability, home environment, adequate home support, ability to suspend work and other responsibilities, need for specialized services, and more. Speak with someone from a reputable treatment center today to determine which option would be best for you. Both come with advantages and disadvantages, but it’s all based on your needs. The most important part is that you’ve decided to seek help – your road to recovery is about to begin, leading you to living a happier, healthier life.

Therapy is a primary component of treatment for rehabilitation from a substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder. Attending treatment with certified clinicians and counselors is critical for a full recovery. At one of New Vista Behavioral Health’s treatment providers, you are receiving exceptional care, held to a higher standard. Our programs result in better outcomes, ensuring a better recovery. For information call us today: 888-316-3665.

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A far-reaching horizon and new perspective toward addiction recovery, wellness and restoration. We are a national and renowned family of treatment centers focused on distinctive patient care, evidence-based treatment modalities and unwavering compassion.

If you are ready to pursue a life committed to your health, relationships and emotional well-being, you have a team that is willing to walk alongside you and restore hope for your future. Let us help you in taking the first step in your journey to recovery.

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