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.

[su_note note_color=”#F0F0F0″]Therefore, the easiest way to take college classes while in rehab is to choose an outpatient treatment center, such as what First Step Recovery Center offers. In fact, some outpatient rehabs are specifically designed for students. The beauty of starting college classes while in rehab is that patients will feel particularly motivated to succeed at college while they are learning other techniques for how to improve their lives. In addition, after completing college, these individuals will have better opportunities for finding jobs in today’s market that puts a premium on college-educated employees.[/su_note]

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.

[su_note note_color=”#F0F0F0″]However, patients must keep in mind a few pitfalls that could occur if they choose to attend college while in rehab. If they attend college on campus, they must beware of the drinking scene, which is often quite rampant on campuses around the U.S. They must also be aware that taking classes will add stress into their lives that may make them want to turn to alcohol or drugs for escape. Therefore, they should always have a mentor whom they can turn to for advice and encouragement.[/su_note]