What are the purposes and reasons for outpatient treatment?

It can be a challenge in today’s world when you decide to tackle your addiction. You may have hit rock bottom, or you could simply be trying to get ahead of a worsening problem. Whatever your reason, outpatient programs are a great choice when you have many daily responsibilities you must take care of.

Every outpatient program will offer a variety of services. However, you can be pretty sure that they will involve medically-assisted detox, dual diagnosis, group and family therapy, holistic treatments, and more. The facility you choose will put together a comprehensive plan that will treat you as a whole, instead of just targeting the addiction. You’ll have a greater chance of understanding and overcoming any triggers you have so that long-term sobriety can be achieved.

What Is Outpatient Rehab?

Many potential patients believe that they will have to give up their responsibilities in order to check into rehab and stay for weeks or even months. Luckily, this is not the only option. Outpatient rehab will offer meetings at various times during the day. You can choose the time you go and the days of the week you would like to attend. Many offer programs that meet every single day, as well as weekend hours. If you are just starting out, it is recommended that you go as often as possible. Afterward, you may be able to cut back on the number of meetings you attend based on your progress.

Outpatient Rehabs Provide More Freedom

Many functioning addicts and alcoholics cannot step away from their responsibilities to attend an inpatient rehab program. You may be one of them. You might have a full or part-time job that you cannot afford to quit, or you may have children to take care of. Perhaps you are the caregiver to an elderly parent or another relative. You may also be going to school full or part-time and cannot just set aside your studies for rehab. You can’t quit your responsibilities, so choosing an outpatient center will give you the freedom you need to take care of your addiction without uprooting your life.

Closer to Home

If you choose an outpatient center, you will likely want one that is close to your home. This allows you to save on gas or travel expenses while you receive the treatment you are desperately seeking. Another advantage of a local outpatient program is the fact your family members will be able to more easily attend if the chance arises. Some programs hold family therapy sessions that may be very important for your situation, and having a local program makes it easier for everyone involved.

Often Costs Less than Inpatient Rehab

Rehab is a crucial step for anyone hoping for sobriety. Unfortunately, it can also be a very expensive one. Even if you have health insurance, you may be faced with a large bill from an inpatient center. Outpatient rehab typically costs less than inpatient. You can also choose the services you need instead of committing to everything an inpatient rehab offers you. It is imperative that you consider what your insurance will pay, if you have it, before you choose the rehab you wish to attend.

Flexible Solutions

As stated above, it can be difficult committing to an inpatient program when you already have a lot of responsibilities to take care of. Outpatient allows you more flexibility over the situations in your life. There will be minimal disruptions to what you do during the day when you can choose the times and days that you attend. Going home at the end of the day is often the push an addict needs when they are considering sobriety.

Choosing a Facility

When you are ready to commit to rehab, start by making a list of what you consider to be priorities in a treatment center. Consider the following when you are reviewing your local options:

• How many days are offered a week? Are there weekend sessions?
• What treatment methods are offered?

• Will insurance cover any part of the treatment?
• Can family or friends participate in some of the therapy sessions?
• Is the center properly certified? What kind of reviews do they have?
• What amenities are offered?
• Do they provide medically-monitored detox? Can they recommend a place that does if they do not?
• Do they have many success stories from past participants?

If you have decided to check into an outpatient rehab, let us pave the way. We can be reached at 833-820-2922. We are here to help, so let your journey begin with us today.