What are the different types of treatment?
OUTPATIENT care involves health or mental health care within the community. What this generally will look like is you will go to a provider for your visit, which might include seeing a prescriber for medication, a nurse for a check-up, or another professional for counseling or help. They work with you to create your recovery plan.
INPATIENT care means you are admitted to a hospital on a doctor’s order. In general, inpatient care usually involves a short hospital stay, but can be long-term depending on what you need.
MAT Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medication, usually in combination with therapy and recovery supports, for the treatment of opioid addiction or substance use. Physicians prescribe a medication based on a patient’s specific medical needs and other factors.
RESIDENTIAL treatment (sometimes called rehab) is a live-in health care facility providing therapy for mental health and/or substance use.
WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT, sometimes called detox, is done under the care of medical and mental health professionals. Patients are monitored by medical professionals, increasing safety and comfort levels for people undergoing the painful symptoms and potential medical complications that may result from ending substance use. At times, medications can be administered to ease the process and reduce the strong cravings for the substance that typically are experienced at this point.