Residential treatment may be part of a hospital program or found in special clinics. You’ll sleep at the facility and get therapy in the day or evening.
Residential treatment may be a good option if:
- You’ve tried outpatient treatment but it didn’t work.
- You have other physical or mental health problems.
- Your home situation makes it hard to stay away from drugs or alcohol.
- You don’t live near an outpatient treatment clinic.
You may stay for 1 to 6 weeks, depending on how your recovery is going. After inpatient treatment, you should go to outpatient treatment for more counseling and group therapy. Inpatient treatment also may be residential, which means you stay at the facility for months.