What Are the Types of Addiction Treatment?TreatmentWhat Are the Types of Addiction Treatment?

What Are the Types of Addiction Treatment?

If you are looking into addiction treatment, you might see many different labels and wonder what the different types of addiction treatment programs are. 

Centric Behavioral Health offers top-rated addiction treatment centers near you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

Different Types of Addiction Treatment Programs

There are two main categories for addiction treatment programs: inpatient and outpatient. As their names suggest, these different types of addiction programs vary in terms of whether you stay overnight (just like a hospital). 


Inpatient addiction treatment programs are the highest level of care for those in need. As the name suggests, when you start this type of treatment, you reside at your treatment center full-time.

Many inpatient facilities are akin to hotels, with individual or dual occupancy rooms, gyms, game rooms, movie theaters, outdoor recreational areas, and other amenities to keep you comfortable.

You will participate in a full-time schedule of treatment from around 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. During that time, you will have exercise programs like yoga and meditation, all three of your meals, individual and group therapy sessions, and other holistic care. After you complete your daily session, you’ll have free time for things like journaling, reflection, and use of the on-site amenities. 

With inpatient types of addiction treatment programs, you will be subject to a strict schedule every day, one that is highly demanding. You will have to go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time, but you’ll be surrounded by people who are there to support you, with 24-hour care if you need it.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs, PHP, start the list of outpatient types of addiction treatment; you don’t reside at the facility, but you do participate in extensive daily treatment.

Partial hospitalization programs start with a partial hospitalization for one or two nights at a detox center, hospital, or treatment center. After that, you continue with a full-time schedule of therapies, holistic care, and a lunch break, usually from 8:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon.

With these types of addiction treatment programs, you are required to get yourself to and from your treatment facility every day, but the program only lasts a couple of weeks, so it’s something that many people can fit into a holiday, vacation time, or another break in their personal and professional responsibilities.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive outpatient programs, IOP, provide the same benefits as an inpatient program but over a shorter length of time. Where most inpatient programs last several months, and intensive outpatient programs only last three to four weeks.

Much like partial hospitalization programs, you are responsible for getting yourself to and from your treatment center. However, your treatment takes place on a part-time schedule, for half the day, only a few days per week. This is something that is much more flexible for individuals who have ongoing personal and professional requirements.


Traditional outpatient programs usually demand only one or two hours of group therapy sessions per week. This is the lowest level of care and is intended for those who have already completed a previous level of care but still need some sort of ongoing support as they transition back to their normal life.

Other Types of Addiction Treatment

Other things are important to know when evaluating different addiction treatment programs.


All drug and alcohol rehab starts with detox. However, some substances have a higher risk of serious health complications than others, and they require medication-assisted treatment, MAT. Not all facilities are licensed to provide medication-assisted treatment. Similarly, not all facilities offer on-site detox services.

If you participate in an inpatient program, all of your detoxes will likely take place at the same location, but for outpatient programs, you might have to find a secondary location for detox, especially if you require MAT.

Centric Behavioral Health offers top-rated drug detox centers near you.

Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis services are for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. If you are worried about getting treatment for depression and addiction, you’ll need to make sure that the facility you attend is qualified to provide dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder treatment.


Several facilities also offer aftercare services. Aftercare services can include:

  • Trigger identification
  • Job assistance
  • Education help
  • Housing services
  • Support groups

Centric Group can help you evaluate several facilities in your area or nearby. With our help, you can narrow your list to those with the right type of program for your needs, the right level of detox, and the right mental health services.

Call Centric Group today to find the right type of program for you.

High-quality behavioral healthcare treatment.


© 2024 · Centric Behavioral Health · All Rights Reserved.