The first step to recovery is getting treatment that is right for you. There are several treatment options that include, Residential/Inpatient Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, and 12-Step Recovery Programs.
Inpatient treatment is around the clock supervision. In the beginning, there will be no visitors or outside contact allowed, so that you are free of distraction and negative influences. Professionals will learn about individual patients and create a recovery program that suits their needs and will help them be successful.
Outpatient treatment is counseling based and allows you to go home in between sessions. This type of treatment is best for people who have not been addicted to opioids for an extended period of time, have less severe mental health problems, and have a supportive home environment.
12-Step Recovery programs can take place in inpatient and outpatient treatments, but can be an important part of managing addiction once treatment is complete. Attending helps you know you are not alone. Finding the right group can help you stay in recovery and make it easier to ask for help.
Not sure which treatment is best for you? Ask the 5 questions from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).