Though inpatient rehabs have a solid place in addiction treatment, many individuals can benefit greatly from outpatient rehab care. With less intensive treatment and accommodation of full-time schedules, outpatient programs offer intervention, therapy and the education necessary for long-term abstinence following drug addiction. Deciding which option to pursue requires assessment of the patient’s physical and psychological health, personal responsibilities and specialized treatment needs.
When Is Outpatient Drug Rehab Appropriate?
There are many cases in which outpatient rehab can prove the best option for those seeking recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. It is essential that our counselors perform a complete and professional assessment before making a recommendation. However, there are a number of signs to indicate whether outpatient treatment is a proper fit.
Lower Levels Of Physical Drug Addiction
Our outpatient program is often recommended to those who can achieve abstinence with a short visit to a detoxification center prior to enrollment, or who have already achieved physical sobriety. In many cases, lower levels of, or less severe physical addiction are correlated with shorter-term drug use.
Supportive Home Environment
Because our outpatient program does not offer 24/7 supervision, success within the program depends heavily on the client’s home environment. Clients with a supportive and sober family, healthy living situation, and positive relationships tend to fare much better in outpatient programs. The family’s commitment to their loved one’s sobriety can make a huge difference throughout treatment, as families learn to understand the dynamics of addiction, repair trust and relationships, and address family roles through addiction education and family counseling sessions.
Work / Family Responsibilities
While success in treatment far outweighs logistical needs in the wake of substance abuse, some of our clients have circumstances (such as child care needs, work responsibilities, or shared custody arrangements) that make outpatient rehab the most logical choice for recovery.
The Need And Motivation To Achieve Sobriety
Though recovery does not hinge on motivation levels alone, outpatient care tends to require a higher level of determination. This often means participation in 12-step meetings, healthy lifestyle building, trigger avoidance, and seeking ongoing treatment in order to ensure a healthy and lasting sobriety. We recommend our inpatient rehab for clients who require higher levels of addiction treatment in a residential setting.
No matter the type of addiction treatment you need, we have the caring and qualified staff to meet all of your recovery needs. Call us now!