Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment - Hope Street Treatment

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment

Deciding to seek treatment for your mental health or substance use disorder is the first step in your journey to a new and transformed life.

That being said, it is important that you choose the right treatment plan to ensure that you have the best possible chance of long term recovery. 

If you do not fully understand the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment, then you have come to the right place. 

Keep reading to discover exactly what each type of treatment entails, plus the pros and cons of both options, so that you can determine what the best form of treatment for you or your loved one is.

Don’t worry; there’s no right or wrong way to seek help for your problems – it is simply a case of choosing the right program for your current and ongoing needs. 

Inpatient Treatment 

Inpatient treatment is designed for people who need to be admitted into a hospital for constant care to treat serious mental health and addiction issues. 

Inpatient services may be recommended if someone has a sudden mental health crisis, needs immediate attention during their recovery or may be a danger to themselves or others.  


  • You will receive 24/7 monitoring and care 
  • Medical help with severe physical symptoms of withdrawal and the detoxification process
  • Emergency care if needed 
  • Round the clock supervision 
  • Access to comprehensive addiction counseling 

Outpatient Treatment:

Intensive outpatient treatment is recommended for those who have a substance use or  mental health disorder but do not require a full-on medical detox program or round the clock mental health supervision. 


  • You can remain living at home
  • You will have access to a high level of structure and care 
  • It can be less scary than inpatient care 
  • It is more accessible and affordable, most intensive outpatient programs are covered by insurance plans 
  • You have the opportunity to have group counseling sessions, family therapy, and one-on-one counseling

If you would like more information about our outpatient mental health services or our structured outpatient addiction program, please get in touch with our compassionate and strictly confidential Admissions Coordinator today or complete your intake form here.

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