It is reasonable to feel overwhelmed when faced with the difficult situation of determining what the best treatment program for your child is. One of the primary quandaries that parents often struggle with is whether residential treatment or outpatient treatment is the best choice. Often, this choice is not made any easier through the use of online search engines, as the online recovery world is unregulated and can even be predatory at times. This is why reaching out directly to a reputable recovery center is often best, in addition to gleaning some basic recovery program information.
Understanding Residential Treatment
When choosing a recovery program, many factors must be taken into account. These include situational factors, such as where a recovery center is located in relation to your home or hometown. The logistical factor of finance must also be considered. This includes what type of recovery your insurance may cover as well as what out-of-pocket costs may be. Now, on this issue, we would like to point out that there are always options for recovery, and you should never let insurance issues stop you from continuing your recovery inquiries.
The next factor is perhaps the most important because it can quite literally be a life-or-death issue. This factor refers to the severity of the mental illness and/or the stages of the life-controlling issue. Upon deeper consideration of all the aforementioned factors, you can feel more confident in your decision to enroll your daughter in either residential treatment or outpatient treatment.
Residential treatment is not far off from what it sounds like. It is a treatment facility or recovery center that requires its clients (or in our case, students) to reside at the treatment facility during their recovery journey. However, not all residential treatment centers are created equally. Often the biggest difference is how long of a residence they offer, and if they offer comprehensive recovery options. Both of these factors should be taken into account when choosing a treatment program.
The Benefits of Residential Treatment
While there are many variations of residential treatment, many of them have overlapping benefits. The following are just a few of the benefits that residential treatment has to offer:
- The space is highly monitored and controlled, thus creating a safe space for healing to take place
- For recovery, it offers a chance to distance from potential relapse triggers
- There is 24/7 contact, communication, and support
- Close contact allows for changes in recovery planning to happen in real-time
- It allows the family and loved ones the chance to focus on their own healing
Understanding Outpatient Treatment
Whether you are considering residential or outpatient treatment, the same situation, logistical, and biological factors must be taken into account. However, there are also a few factors to consider.
One is deciding what kind of outpatient program to choose. There are intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and general outpatient programs (GOPs). The best-fit outpatient program for your daughter depends on the severity of the symptoms they are experiencing. Still, regardless of IOP, PHP, or GOP, they each have many similar benefits.
The Benefits of Outpatient Treatment
The following are some, but not all, of the benefits that outpatient treatment has to offer:
- Often more cost-effective than residential care, and more often covered by insurance
- Allows for engagement in everyday life while still getting focused care
- Helps individuals transition away from more intensive recovery
- Requires more accountability than most community outreach recovery programs
- Gives loved ones a chance to be more intimately involved in the recovery process from the beginning
Choosing Residential Treatment or Outpatient Treatment
The key to choosing residential treatment or outpatient treatment is to fully understand your daughter’s treatment needs and goals for recovery. Do not let a treatment facility pressure you into making a choice; rather do your due diligence by talking to your primary care doctor and make sure to connect to a reputable recovery center, with licensed professionals and specialists.
Residential Treatment or Outpatient? Residential Treatment at Clearview Girls Academy
Here at Clearview Girls Academy, we have accreditations and certifications from the Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). We also have some of the most highly respected therapists, psychologists, and specialists in the country.
We take residential treatment very seriously here at Clearview Girls Academy, which is why we require a minimum of one-year residence to become a student at our center. We want to ensure that our students achieve a well-rounded recovery. This includes fostering emotional recuperation, behavioral reconciliation, spiritual growth, and academic achievement. Moreover, this type of recovery takes time, and we refuse to offer anything less than the opportunity for long-term recovery.
Our ultimate goal is recovery, and we have found that residential care offers our students the best chance for that to happen. We light their path of recovery while they are here, so we want to make sure they have enough time to keep it burning bright for when they are out there.
There are many benefits to both residential treatment and outpatient treatment programs. The key is to choose the one that best fits your daughter’s recovery needs. Making the right choice, right from the beginning, can be crucial in the long term. If you feel like your daughter may be dealing with life-controlling issues and or other issues of mental illness, please know that you are not alone. We can help get your daughter into the right recovery program for her specific needs. If it is a residential recovery program that is best, then Clearview Girls Academy can be an ideal choice. For more information on the best treatment program choices, please reach out today at (888) 796-5484.