People may think that when attending rehab, they will not be able to do anything else, such as attend family functions, hold down a job or begin a college education. However, one must remember that there are huge differences between what one can do in outpatient rehab settings versus inpatient settings. Inpatient drug rehab is for people who have severe addictions and who need a great deal of hands-on care and monitoring. Outpatient rehab, on the other hand, is for those with mild to moderate addictions; it allows them to be able to continue participating in many of the normal aspects of their lives while they attend numerous hours of therapy each week.
Managing Life While in Rehab
While numerous 2-year and 4-year colleges will accept students who are in rehab, one of the best options for these people is online classes, which allow them to attend class at their convenience while still earning a degree. This is perfect for those who attend therapy or rehab during the day and who want to do their studying in the evening. In addition, patients should keep in mind that if they were once in college but were abusing drugs at that time, they may find that they can get better grades and achieve a degree or an additional degree while attending college sober.