What is Residential Treatment?
When it comes to the modalities and techniques used, residential care is a lot like other types of rehabilitative treatment for addiction, including intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization. The key difference is that residential treatment is a form of inpatient care, meaning that patients reside on-site while completing the program.
Beyond the inpatient format, residential treatment relies on many of the same resources as other types of treatment, but oftentimes it’s in a more concentrated format. Since patients live on-site during the program, they often have more time to spend receiving treatment. This makes residential care a more intensive and, by extension, a more effective form of addiction treatment in most situations.