Recovery is meant to be customized. As humans, we are complex – we each have unique family, medical, mental health, genetic, social, environmental, and other histories that have all taken part in who we are today. These unique factors shouldn’t be ignored – when it comes to your recovery, there is no “one size fits all”. This means that it’s important for you to speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center in order to determine what might work best. For opioid addiction and other addictions, however, it typically depends on the severity of the disorder, whether or not your home environment is conducive to recovery, the daily responsibilities you must maintain, and more.
A 2015 study published in the journal JAMA and conducted by researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, sought to explore trends in treatment options amongst individuals with opioid addiction. The researchers analyzed results from past rounds of the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), particularly from years 2004-2013. The results from the study showed that from 2004 to 2013, many people didn’t seek treatment for opioid use disorders; of those who did receive care, inpatient treatment and receiving medications from physicians seemed to be the most widely used treatment choices.
What do these options mean for you?
Inpatient treatment is typically longer and provides more intensive care than any other form of treatment. With inpatient treatment, you often receive room and board along with therapy services. Inpatient, otherwise known as residential treatment, is best for people with severe addiction and low social support. While solely receiving medication from the doctor’s office may be tempting, this often not the best choice because it’s not addressing the mental and social aspects of your life that may contribute to your opioid use.
Outpatient treatment is typically for those with less severe disorders; individuals who have a stable home environment and social support network and can attend multiple recovery treatment sessions throughout the week while also returning to their home in the evenings. If you’ve been struggling with a mental illness, addiction or both, speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center to learn more about several types of programs and which one may be right for you. It’s never too late to seek the help you need.
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.