For anyone who has considered a 30 day residential treatment program, you already know the fear that comes when you think about Day 31. Staying sober for a month in a brand new environment is hard enough, but what happens when you step out of treatment and enter the real world?

For too long, the answer to that question has been basically left up to chance. For a lucky few, inpatient treatment is the only ticket they need to get free of their addiction to opiates and/or alcohol, but for many others, the journey proves much longer.

These questions are all common in early recovery, and if they ring true for you, then you may be a good candidate for a rigorous outpatient program. Inpatient treatment offers real benefits, but outpatient addiction treatment can provide a structure that allows you to integrate your new recovery knowledge in real time, outside of an artificial bubble.

The Inpatient Industrial Complex

If you’re at a point in your addiction where you’re considering whether to choose inpatient or outpatient, know that you’re already in a good place: you’re ready for help.

An inpatient treatment program may seem like the best way to deal with your addiction, and it certainly requires a major shift in your life that puts your recovery at center stage. But consider for a moment that the residential treatment community is actually a $35 billion industry, one that is committed to proving its necessity to people who are desperate for immediate answers.

You’re at a crucial point in your recovery, and you get to choose what comes next. The most important piece of your sobriety plan is you—your participation, your commitment, your results. If you’re stressing over what your plan looks like once you leave treatment, then maybe you should bring the treatment into your daily life.
There are no sure fire paths to relapse free sobriety from alcohol or opiates, but working a program complete with Peer Recovery Support and staying accountable to a robust recovery community is an excellent start. The recovery revolution is already underway, and we believe that the future of getting sober will focus less on residential programs, and more on holistic outpatient treatment that offer therapy and counseling, medication assisted treatment, plus peer recovery support specialists who really get it.

There’s more than one way to get sober, and there are certainly more places you’ll need to learn to be sober once you complete a residential program. Consider another way, and start walking your own recovery path before you lose another day to alcohol or opiates. Email us at igotsober Recover Center today or call (402) 552-8890 to find out more.

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