When you’re examining all of your options for a treatment program for your addiction to drugs or alcohol, there’s several factors to consider right away. Which are affordable or covered by your insurance, which ones offer the programs or specializations you want, and of course, if you want to attend an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. While both programs have their benefits, we’ve gathered 3 reasons that you should consider going to an inpatient treatment program.

  1. You’re cut off, in a good way – Of course, your family can reach you, but by taking yourself out of your normal daily life and spending time focusing solely on achieving sobriety, you’re cutting out the temptation that you could possibly obtain drugs or alcohol somehow, or that you could simply skip treatment that day, like you possibly could with an outpatient program if you had a strong craving. By making your treatment your only focus for a time, you’re holding yourself accountable to wanting to get help.
  2. You’re surrounded by people who get it – from the addiction counselors and medical staff to the other patients, the people you’re around in an inpatient program all understand. The environment of “everyone here ‘gets’ me” is extremely conducive to constructive conversations and progress in therapy, and it allows you to start to open up. By opening up and bringing your struggles with addiction into the light, you take away the power it has over you, and inpatient treatment gets you in the habit of being honest and open about your history.
  3. You’re taking it seriously – a vast majority of inpatient programs have a minimum stay of 30 days. That’s a big commitment, especially if you have family or other responsibilities, but by making that big commitment and seeing it through, you’re making your recovery priority one, something that will probably encourage your loved ones more than you may realize.


Whether you decide that attending an inpatient treatment program or outpatient would be a better fit and more beneficial for you, The Springboard Center is ready to help you achieve sobriety. Their treatment programs are tailored to address what you truly need, meaning you’re learning the skills that will help YOU. If you’re struggling with an addiction, the time to get help is now. Don’t think about it for a day or two. Get help now, before you lose one more day to addiction. Call today: 432-620-0255.