Shia LaBeouf is reportedly seeking outpatient treatment for alcohol addiction after a string of headline-grabbing public outbursts and an arrest in the past few months. He has acknowledged in a statement to the press that he understands that his recent actions are a symptom of a much greater problem that he is taking the appropriate steps towards recovery.
Is outpatient treatment the best option?
Outpatient alcoholism treatment can be a great option for many people that don’t need full-time help and can live on their own in a supportive environment. In the case of LaBeouf, it’s hard to say whether outpatient treatment is the best option for him without knowing how frequently he’s attending outpatient treatment and how supportive his home environment is. In Hollywood, it is common for celebrities to be faced with alcohol and drug-related partying on a regular basis, so often times a 30-90 day inpatient treatment program is more beneficial to long-term recovery.
What’s the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment?
The goal of both outpatient and inpatient treatment is to educate the individual and arm them with the necessary relapse prevention tools to stay sober and enjoy a life in recovery. The primary difference is in the intensity level of services, which varies at the inpatient vs. outpatient levels.
Outpatient treatment is ideal for individuals who have graduated from a drug and alcohol rehab program and are looking for continued support while they return to their daily lives. This type of treatment has also worked for individuals who are already in recovery but may need some extra support to help them stay sober. Outpatient treatment requires self-discipline and a strong commitment to sobriety.
Inpatient rehab is a residential-style addiction treatment program that involves 24-hour-a-day supervision. In this level of care, individuals receive support from licensed counselors and addiction specialists that work with them to help understand the reasons for their addiction as well as provide the tools that are necessary to live a life without drugs and alcohol once they leave treatment.
If you or someone you know can benefit from either inpatient or outpatient drug or alcohol treatment please call us today. Destination Hope is a full-service addiction treatment center that provides many levels of care to help those who are suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. Our treatment programs are licensed by the State of Florida and fully accredited by the Joint Commission.