Outpatient vs. Residential Rehab

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on March 4, 2022.

Outpatient vs. Residential Rehab

Recovery from substance use disorders is a process that can change your life. As you recognize your need for drug or alcoholism treatment, you have a choice to make. At Diamond House Detox, you can start outpatient or residential services to overcome your addiction and begin lifelong sobriety.

We specialize in individualized medical treatment for clients suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders. Our team of medical professionals helps you detox and recover from various addictions, regardless of your rehab model. Though the choice is yours, the differences between residential and outpatient treatment may help you decide which program is best.
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What Is an Outpatient Rehab Program?

Outpatient programs are part-time treatments that help clients recover while maintaining their daily lives. If you choose an outpatient rehab program, you commit to the same recovery goals as our residential clients. The difference lies in your ability to schedule visits around your needs.

Clients begin with an outpatient detox program led by our medical team. Throughout your detox, you may feel anxious or experience physical withdrawal symptoms. Our careful and compassionate team members are there to guide this process and give you the resources to push through. We also offer psychiatric help for clients experiencing mental health issues.

Your outpatient treatment will include group counseling and meetings with physicians or therapists following your detox. Our in-house team assists with outpatient programs and personalizes each client's medical solutions. When your treatment ends, you will have a support system at your side and a place you can always return for alumni meetings.

The Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Many clients prefer an outpatient alcohol treatment program because it helps them adjust to sobriety alongside their regular schedule. With this model, you can see progress in real-time throughout various daily challenges. Clients also choose outpatient rehab for these benefits:

  • Less restrictive: Outpatient care allows clients to treat their substance use disorders while maintaining their regular lives. Your schedule is less restricted, which requires more accountability.
  • Personalized level of care: Clients at Diamond House Detox can enjoy a program made for them in every way when they choose outpatient rehab. We find solutions for your mental and physical needs and refer resources for sustained sobriety.
  • Live in the comfort of your home: Some clients find it difficult to leave home. If you prefer to sleep in the comfort of your bed, outpatient treatment may be the best option for you.

Why Choose Outpatient Rehab?

Some people may be better suited for outpatient treatment for a variety of reasons. These clients may have different lifestyles or prefer a less restricted program. With outpatient detox programs, we create a flexible schedule so you get the most out of your treatment.

As experts in rehab and recovery, we find that outpatient rehab programs work best for people who:

  • Are self-motivated.
  • Have children or families who need supervision.
  • Want to accommodate their work or school schedule.

What Is a Residential Detox Program?

Our 30-day residential rehab is designed for clients who need a safe, comfortable environment to recover. Clients at any of our northern California centers can use their time to develop healthy habits, learn from their peers and speak with medical professionals about their recovery. With access to building amenities and a private room, you can prioritize your treatment through our inpatient program.

Throughout your residential detox program, we allow time to stabilize and monitor withdrawal symptoms. Many residential clients experience feelings of fear, panic, anxiety, loss of motivation, insomnia or hostility during their detox. Our in-house doctors and assistants are at your side and can support your needs throughout the process.

Many inpatient clients have additional medical needs that we can address through our Incidental Medical Services. We provide medication-assisted detox, psychiatric evaluation and group therapy sessions to make this time feel less lonely or frightening. We help with any mental or physical needs throughout your stay and ensure your residence is comfortable and accessible.

The Benefits of Residential Rehab

In residential rehab, you may experience a full range of recovery needs. With our team at your service, you can learn to sustain long-term sobriety and address any other issues before returning to your life. Our in-house staff can get a complete and honest idea of your path to recovery when you choose residential treatment.

Clients choose our residential rehab program for these benefits:

  • Structure: With our guidance, you can get used to a new structure of daily life without substances. We help patients create a foundation for a better life with real-time practice through residential treatment.
  • Access to amenities: Each of our centers is built to be your home away from home. You will have a private room, access to freshly cooked meals and many outdoor recreation areas.
  • 24-hour care: Our in-house medics and therapists are experienced and highly trained. With 24-hour care, you can get what you need when you need it.

Why Choose Residential Rehab?

Residential rehab clients often want or need structured, medically assisted recovery. Inpatient treatment gives you an environment that can help you focus on your sobriety goals, with easy access to resources and support. You can give your undivided attention to your detox needs and have a professional team guiding you through.

Certain clients may prefer residential detox and recovery because it provides a new and productive environment. We find that residential treatment fits clients who:

  • Need medical support or assistance with co-occurring disorders.
  • Have a severe or life-threatening addiction.
  • Do not have a safe home environment or need to get away from their triggers.

Contact Us for Outpatient or Inpatient Care at Diamond House Detox

Inpatient and outpatient rehab are structurally different programs with the same end goal. When you begin treatment at Diamond House Detox, you take the first step toward recovery. Our team of medical professionals will be there for you when you need them most, regardless of your treatment type.

Your experience is entirely up to you. Recovery is determined by the client's willingness, determination and needs. Though both programs have different benefits, we recommend choosing the one that you think is best for your situation. Once you do, we can determine how to provide the level of care you need and help you on your path to recovery.

We provide a robust rehab program for you or your loved one through counseling, guidance, therapy and medical assistance. Clients at our Sacramento and Elk Grove centers enjoy our collaborative approach to recovery and finish their treatment with a strong support system. To learn more about our residential or outpatient programs, contact us online or call 800-205-6107.
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
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