After realizing that either you or a person you care about has a drug addiction, you need to take action. Unlike some other issues in life, an addiction won’t take care of itself or just fade away. Doing something is vital to ending substance abuse, and the earlier you work toward treatment, the easier drug treatment in Ft Lauderdale can be.

Although the types of rehabilitation discussed below isn’t a comprehensive list of the programs offered at First Step Behavioral Health, they are the treatment programs that most people end up going into.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation is when the patient stays at the rehab center while receiving therapy and learning how to live without drugs controlling so many of their decisions. This is the most well-known type of rehab for a number of reasons. Not only is inpatient substance abuse treatment the way that most movies and other media portray rehab in general, but it is also considered to be the most effective way to get someone to end an addiction.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

After going through inpatient rehab for weeks or months (depending on the person and the progress they’re making toward ending the addiction), the patient will be transitioned into an outpatient rehab program. In this program, the patient will still go through therapies, attend meetings, and spend time at the rehab center. However, when there isn’t anything scheduled for an outpatient treatment patient, they are free to leave the campus.

When Outpatient is Preferable to Inpatient Rehab

Under certain circumstances, outpatient rehab from the beginning is also a better option for someone trying to lead a sober lifestyle than inpatient care. For the most part, this will be when one or more of the following traits apply to the person receiving treatment:

  • Patient has a very strong support system in place
    • Family or friends will provide real accountability
    • Life at home is positive and not likely to trigger relapse
  • Patient can’t be at rehab center at all times
    • Especially when patient has children to care for
  • The addiction doesn’t require detox

The last point might seem odd, but people with an addiction that doesn’t warrant a monitored detox period will have fewer physical withdrawal symptoms to contend with and will have a better chance in outpatient rehab than someone who’s addiction was so strong they needed days of detox.

To learn more about your options for drug treatment in Ft Lauderdale, contact us at your earliest convenience. We will be glad to offer the support you and your family may need in this delicate time.

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