There are two very common types of opiate rehab that provide treatment, counseling and therapy for those suffering from addiction to heroin, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, and Roxycodone as well as various other opiate based drugs. The first type of opiate rehab is the most invasive and involves requiring the patient to live in a rehabilitation facility for a period of at least 30 days while they receive counseling and therapy to assist them in recovery. This is called inpatient opiate rehab. The other type of rehab is outpatient opiate rehab and is far less invasive but can still be quite effective at helping patients to overcome their physical and psychological dependence on opiates.
Inpatient Opiate Rehab
The most common type of rehab for those who suffer from opiate addiction is inpatient opiate rehab. During this type of rehabilitation the patient enters into a treatment facility and remains there for a period of 30 days or more during which every aspect of their day focuses on recovery from their addiction. Healthy meals are provided, housing is provided in a controlled and medically supervised environment, and the patient is monitored around-the-clock to ensure their safe recovery from addiction to heroin, Oxycontin or other opiates.
Inpatient rehab is ideal for those who are heavily addicted to opiates, have little or no support at home, and who have tried to quit on their own and failed. This type of treatment and rehabilitation ensures that the recovering addict is not able to access any drugs while they are in treatment which works to reduce the risk of relapse.
Outpatient Opiate Rehab
During outpatient rehab that patient will not be admitted to a facility for care and they will not receive around-the-clock supervision so much of the recovery process will take place on their own. They will come to the outpatient rehab center on a regular basis to receive medications, counseling and therapy that will assist them in their recovery efforts but once counseling sessions are completed for the day they will return to their normal routine. This leaves a lot of time for the recovering addict to take their recovery efforts into their own hands which could be good, or bad, for the patient.
For the recovering addict who has already completed an inpatient rehab program, the chance of benefiting from outpatient rehab is quite high, but for those who are heavily addicted to opiates and have not completed an inpatient rehab program there are many risks with jumping right into outpatient rehab. Because there is significantly less monitoring provided by these outpatient rehab facilities, the recovering addict should have a strong support system at home, should be mildly addicted to opiates at their time of treatment and should be prepared to focus on their recovery efforts even when not in the treatment or rehabilitation facility. This ensures the greatest chance of maintaining lasting recovery even when in outpatient rehab.