Outpatient Rehab Treatment

Posted on May 2, 2019
Last modified on May 13, 2019

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Promises Behavioral Health treatment centers offer a range of outpatient services for addiction recovery. We can help you select the right level of care and will always meet your needs with professionalism and compassion.

Outpatient drug rehab programs provide an alternative to full-time, residential treatment. Clients focus on recovery during day or evening treatment but sleep at home or a sober-living facility. Outpatient treatment provides a flexible option for those facing substance addiction.

Why Choose an Outpatient Program?

There are many good reasons to choose an outpatient program for addiction recovery:

Get Treatment Without Interrupting Your Personal Life

An outpatient treatment program is a good alternative for those who do not require the structure of residential treatment and are unable to put work and home commitments aside. The outpatient program provides support with a more flexible time commitment.

Establish a Support Network While You’re in Recovery

Outpatient rehab helps you build a support network while you’re in treatment. Build a community of sober friends as you attend therapy and group sessions. Call on the aid of family and friends every day as you work toward building new sober living skills.

Recovery for a Reduced Cost

Outpatient programs tend to cost less than inpatient programs and provide an affordable alternative.

What Types of Inpatient Programs Are Available?

There are two main types of outpatient rehab programs: day programs and intensive outpatient programs. Many people in outpatient treatment also participate in a support group to reinforce progress made during treatment.

Partial Hospitalization/Day Programs (PHP)

PHPs offer the highest level of outpatient care and require the largest time commitment. Clients enrolled in this form of rehab travel to their treatment facility at least five days a week. They devote several hours to treatment or supportive therapy during each visit.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive outpatient treatment has a lower time commitment than a PHP, requiring up to a few hours a day, a few days a week. As you progress in the program, the amount of time you spend onsite may decrease. Intensive outpatient programs are for people who have a strong focus on treatment. To succeed in an outpatient program, you should have a strong support system and effective strategies to avoid relapse.

Continuing Care/Mutual Self-Help Groups

These support groups are for people working to stay sober. They provide the chance to learn from people who have experience with sober living. Examples include Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. There are also 12-step alternatives such as SMART Recovery and Refuge Recovery.

What Types of Treatments Are Used?

Counseling is the most common form of treatment in outpatient addiction treatment. Most programs offer three types of counseling:

  • Group: Group counseling allows you to share your experience with your peers and receive guidance from a trained therapist.
  • Individual: Therapists tailor one-on-one counseling to your specific needs. Explore issues relating to your daily life as you progress through recovery.
  • Family: Explore the many facets of your relationships and how they contribute to and have been affected by addiction.

Who Should Avoid Outpatient Treatment?

Not everyone is a good match for outpatient drug rehab. A client may require inpatient treatment if they:

  • Have a Prior History of Relapse: Many people recovering from drug or alcohol problems relapse to active substance abuse. If you have relapsed in the past, you may benefit from a full-time inpatient program. Daily structure, monitoring and support maximize your treatment benefits.
  • Pose a Danger to Self or Others: Some people in drug rehab struggle with behavioral challenges that increase the risk of harm to themselves or others. If you are at risk, monitored inpatient treatment is a better choice for recovery.
  • Lack of a Healthy Household Environment: For many people, dysfunctional relationships are a major trigger for substance abuse. Daily exposure to this sort of environment can severely decrease your ability to stay sober. Your loved ones may not support a sober life. Relapse easily occurs when you are surrounded by people who continue to use alcohol or drugs in your presence. An inpatient program gives you the chance to get sober in a place that’s safe and supportive.

How Is Inpatient Treatment Different from Outpatient Programs?

There are two main differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment programs: time commitment and residential status. Outpatient clients live at home or at a sober-living facility while they attend daily treatment sessions.

Inpatient substance abuse and addiction programs provide 24/7 care in a structured residential setting. In an inpatient drug rehab program, you focus 100% on your recovery. Each day is filled with scheduled activities that promote recovery, sobriety and wellness.

Call Promises Behavioral Health for More Information

To learn more about Promises’ outpatient drug rehab programs, give us a call at 844-875-5609. We can help you decide if outpatient addiction treatment is right for you. If you’re ready to make the commitment to recovery, we can help you find an outpatient treatment center that meets your needs.

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