SUN Behavioral Delaware, a substance abuse treatment organization, based in Georgetown, DE, has recently released a blog post that compares inpatient versus outpatient treatment for mental health or substance use disorders. The obvious difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment programs is whether the patient will remain overnight in the facility or goes home. In an inpatient treatment program, the patient will not leave the facility and gets treatment full time. In an outpatient treatment program, the patient can return home after the daily/weekly treatment session ends.

They want to inform everyone that they now offer both daytime and, now, evening outpatient treatment. Their Outpatient Evening Program is intended for those individuals in the Delaware community that want to benefit from treatment for mental health or substance use disorders but have responsibilities they can’t set aside.

A spokesperson for SUN Behavioral Delaware says, “It’s important to understand that the question of inpatient vs. outpatient care isn’t as simple as saying one is more effective than the other. The question comes down to figuring out which approach to treatment is best for each particular person and their unique situation. And in order to figure that out, it’s important to examine and understand each type of treatment and its individual benefits.”

Those who opt to enter outpatient treatment at SUN Behavioral Delaware can attend therapeutic and educational programming either during the day or in the evening. This enables them to receive a high level of compassionate care and treatment while still being able to fulfill their professional and personal duties at work and at home.

The outpatient treatment for mental health and substance use disorders that they provide involves daily programming, including counseling, and both individual and group therapy sessions. All of this is done within a licensed treatment facility. Outpatient programs are also often less expensive than inpatient programs, but they provide a less intensive level of care.

Inpatient programs, which are also known as residential or live-in programs, offer a level of care that can be very effective for patients who are suffering from severe, underlying, and co-occurring mental health disorders. It can also be very effective for those who are struggling with severe substance use disorder. Getting treatment while living at the facility can help patients by removing them from a potentially harmful living environment and allowing them to begin their journey towards healing without the stressors, temptations, or influences of daily life that can possibly trigger their addiction. SUN Behavioral Delaware will provide help to people struggling with a substance use disorder and/or mental health issue in choosing the appropriate treatment program for their specific situation.

SUN Behavioral Delaware is a 90-bed psychiatric hospital in Sussex County, DE. This facility offers a full continuum of specialized care, such as inpatient and day hospital services, for those suffering from substance use and mental health disorders. There are specialized programs for adults, children, adolescents, and seniors staffed by a compassionate team of experts. Their mission is to work within the community to offer solutions for those who are suffering from mental illness and substance use disorder. They are committed to the four key values of safety, teamwork, integrity, and compassion. They have the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Accreditation which recognizes their continuous compliance with The Joint Commissions’ performance standards. It’s a symbol of quality that demonstrates their commitment to offering safe and quality patient care.

Those who are interested in learning more about the inpatient and outpatient services provided by SUN Behavioral Delaware can visit their website, or contact them through the telephone or via email. They can be contacted at any time and day of the week.


For more information about SUN Behavioral Delaware, contact the company here:

SUN Behavioral Delaware
21655 Biden Ave
Georgetown, DE 19947


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