Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation
Jennifer Hamilton Says...
I strongly suspect you would meet the criteria for inpatient treatment. There is great help in getting away from easy access to your drug of abuse, everything that is a cue and triggers a craving in you and the people you use with for as long as possible. It gives the brain time to get used to not having it all the time. If you don't do inpatient (many of my clients have detoxed in jail) it is very hard to resist the urge to use early on in recovery. The longer it has been and the more you learn to shape new behaviors, the easier it is. It may be worse for you to feel you "tried and failed" at outpatient. If you are trying to use commercial insurance to get inpatient treatment, many times you have to "fail" at outpatient treatment (go for a while and continue to use) in order to qualify for inpatient. There are plenty of places to get help that do not require this, however, if you meet their criteria for admission. Hope this helps.
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