Once you finally get your loved one to accept that he or she needs help overcoming meth addiction, the decision as to what type of treatment is best will come up. As a family member or loved one considering a meth intervention, it’s important for you to also consider WHERE your loved one will go if he or she says YES to rehab. Chances are, as the family member asking your loved one to seek help for his or her meth addiction, you’ll also be the one expected to help cover the costs of treatment so it’s best to prepare for that in advance.
It’s hard enough to get your loved one to accept treatment for his or her addiction—forcing the burden of finding and choosing a rehab center on him or her may defeat your efforts and leave you back at square one. Think about it from an addict’s standpoint, It can be hard to make decisions about your rehab when you are still in the middle of full-blown meth addiction. The drug makes you more likely to be distracted and this ruins the thought process. Thinking clearly, especially when you’ve just been faced with your family, friends and an interventionist encouraging you to quit, can be quite difficult.
Narrow down the options and simplify the decision-making process by picking either inpatient care or outpatient care for your loved one BEFORE the meth intervention happens. This way there are no roadblocks when help is accepted.
Inpatient Care: The Basics
If you decide to recommend inpatient rehab for your loved one, he or she will be required to remain at the rehab facility for the entirety of the treatment. This period is generally 30-90 days or more. The addict will eat, sleep, and bathe at the rehab center which will provide around-the-clock care for him or her. From intake to the days when the rehab program comes to a close, your loved one will reside at the treatment facility.
Outpatient Care: The Basics
On the other hand, if you choose outpatient care the individual is not in any way required to reside at the facility. Instead, patients are scheduled to attend rehab sessions and they are required only to arrive at the rehab to take part in those sessions. All other activities take place outside the rehab center leaving much of the recovery process to be taken on by the addict looking to you and other loved ones for added support.
Benefits of Choosing Inpatient Rehab
Inpatient rehab, first, is ideal for patients who are homeless or who have unstable housing, just as many with a meth addiction do. This allows them to get proper rest and maintain a nutritious diet during their treatment, and this lets them do their best in recovery without the burden of outside stressors.
Additionally, inpatient rehab provides a completely drug and alcohol-free space, removing any possibility of relapse. If your loved one faces daily temptation in his or her normal life, this environment may be vital to their success in rehab.
Benefits of Outpatient Rehab
If your loved one has avoided rehab because of obligations to their home, family, or workplace that they cannot fail to fulfill, you may consider outpatient rehab. This could also help you to get a positive response during the intervention as there will be less resistance toward the idea of rehab since it won’t be taking away from their daily priorities. Outpatient rehab allows participants to continue living their daily lives, which means people who may not otherwise accept rehab for help may be more conducive to it.
Still Wondering Which Is Best?
If you’re still on the fence as to whether inpatient or outpatient rehab is the best choice for you call 1-800-552-0697. We’ll connect you with an intervention specialist that will help you get your loved one sober once and for all.