Many individuals who may be facing challenges with addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions often realize they need professional help. Some individuals are not sure how to navigate support without leaving behind their various responsibilities, families, friends, and community as a whole. In fact, some individuals may even need direct support but can’t attend inpatient rehab due to kids, work, or other circumstances. Therefore, decisions must be made that can still guide them into achieving long-term sobriety but won’t interfere with their typical everyday priorities. Choosing to move forward with Restoration Recovery’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP) offers many individuals comfortable flexibility to balance relationships, work, and treatment.
The Many Sacrifices Made When One Chooses to Attend Inpatient Rehab
Although inpatient treatment has its many pros, such as round-the-clock care, many individuals, unfortunately, cannot commit to the specific inpatient rehab requirements that many facilities necessitate. When an individual decides to move forward with inpatient care, this involves many sacrifices. Due to these major life changes, many individuals may feel hesitant to move forward with addiction or mental health treatment. Others may feel that attending inpatient rehab may put life completely on hold. For example, they believe that when one chooses to attend inpatient rehab they must take a few considerations into account. These may include:
- Moving away from a spouse, friends, or family
- Possibly spending more on treatment as some facilities can be expensive or may not be fully covered by insurance
- Facing further mental anguish as the transition from one’s current residence to a new environment can be difficult
- Placing professional life on hold can cause financial strife
- Transitioning back into society may simply feel overwhelming
What to Do if I Can’t Attend Inpatient Rehab: Value of a PHP
Based on a recent abstract by the National Library of Medicine: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NIH), a PHP can be a convenient alternative to inpatient care as well as outpatient treatment. It is a special program that targets individuals facing challenges with addiction and co-occurring mental health. This could include an individual typically attending treatment during the start of their day and then caring for their priorities at home in the evening. Depending on the facility chosen, an individual may dedicate 30 hours a week to their program.
Many individuals who surrender to inpatient rehab experience various factors. A PHP has been clinically proven to improve an individual’s ability to function socially. Therefore, the surroundings in one’s environment are less disturbed, promoting a smoother and more comfortable recovery process.
According to a separate NIH study, the PHP service intensity and level of structure may lessen over time when an individual meets gradual progress. Developing a comprehensive treatment plan can make for a comfortable, focused experience. This can make day-to-day living much easier for everyone involved. However, depending on the facility chosen, there is an option to increase an individual’s treatment plan according to the individual’s psychiatric status. The duration of various goals and services may be separated into different phases.
What to Do if I Can’t Attend Inpatient Rehab: Taking an IOP Approach
If one can’t attend inpatient rehab, looking for a more relaxed gradual treatment plan such as an IOP can be helpful. The program is often considered to be a less intensive route to take. Both programs, IOP and PHP, provide the flexibility for individuals to live at home and leave at their leisure to receive professional treatment. On the other hand, an IOP may consist of more frequent visits that are often shorter in duration. Research has commonly shown increased benefits for individuals within the program. This program is a type of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for adults. The program step plan may include care such as:
- Learning coping strategies
- Re-establishing healthy connections
- Discussing a relapse prevention plan
- Strengthening one’s overall well-being
Choosing the Best Level of Care at Restoration Recovery
There are many different treatment plans available at Restoration Recovery. Choosing the best-fitting path forward may feel quite overwhelming for some individuals. It may be wise for an individual to take some time to speak to a trained specialist. Communicating strengths, weaknesses, and overall concerns can help the team at Restoration Recovery develop the best treatment plan moving forward.
When many individuals are facing challenges with either addiction or a dual diagnosis, inpatient rehab can feel intimidating. Most individuals are not ready to let go of bad habits, let alone make major sacrifices involving their personal life. Restoration Recovery understands that not everyone effectively responds to the same plan of care. For example, a specialist can draft an individualized treatment plan to tailor their services directly to the individual’s needs for a more targeted treatment route. Many individuals can’t attend inpatient rehab. Feeling indecisive about which plan to take moving forward is perfectly normal. Everyone deserves to physically and emotionally heal with the most effective care possible.
At our California recovery center, our serene setting helps clients achieve not just wellness, but wholeness. Although inpatient rehab comes with endless benefits, it may not be the right plan of care for everyone. For those who can’t attend inpatient rehab, choosing an alternative path forward can be just as helpful. Restoration Recovery’s PHP/day program utilizes many therapeutic services to create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each person’s individual needs. In both IOP and PHP addiction treatment, clients continue to live at home and attend the program during the day throughout the week. If you or a loved one can’t attend inpatient rehab, call us at (888) 290-0925 to talk about other options that can best fit your needs.