How does an Outpatient Drug Rehab work?

Published: 11/11/19


Outpatient Drug Rehab offers the flexibility of receiving
treatment while maintaining a day to day schedule.

What is an Outpatient Drug Rehab?

An outpatient drug rehab offers individuals, who struggle with an addiction, the ability to seek treatment while maintaining their day to day schedules. You can schedule meetings with a licensed physician throughout the week. The amount of days will also vary from individual and the severity of their addiction.   

There are also different types of outpatient rehab programs.
They offer different types of services and different levels of intensity. While
you have the benefit of going back home or to work, it does require a strong-willed
person to stay committed in attending.

Outpatient Drug Rehab Programs

If you are looking at attending an outpatient drug rehab,
you should be aware of the different types of programs. The level of care can vary
for each individual. An assessment from a licensed clinical professional will
determine which level of care you will need.

Day Programs

In an outpatient day program, you are committing to the
highest level of care. You will be meeting with a clinical professional
anywhere from 5 to 7 days a week roughly about 6 hours a day.
During treatment, you will participate in individual and group counseling, and
other therapies that will help you recover.

You will still be able to go back home after a day of

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

After completing day treatment, an individual can step down
to IOP. With IOP, an individual can receive up to 4
hours of treatment
. Depending on the severity of the addiction or the
substance, you will meet with a clinical professional anywhere between 3 to 6
days per week.

Similar to a day program, you will be participating in
individual and group counseling along with other therapies.

Continuum of Care

After IOP, a less intensive program of outpatient care is
recommended to continue developing relapse prevention skills. Whenever possible
an individual should seek a treatment facility that offers12-Step and
cognitive-behavioral therapy

Is Outpatient Rehab for me?

An outpatient drug rehab is a good choice for anyone
struggling with an addiction. Similar to any program it will have a list of
pros and cons.

Why you should attend outpatient rehab

  • You can’t leave work or school
  • You have a family to attend to
  • More affordable

Why you shouldn’t attend an outpatient rehab

  • You need to detox from a substance
  • You are not ready to motivate yourself to attend
    and require supervision

Receiving Outpatient Treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction and
are ready for treatment, give us a call. We are available to help individuals
and their families answer any questions they have. We can go over our program
in detail to explain why our program is right for you.

The first step to recovery is to pick up that phone and ask
for help. Don’t wait any longer, call or chat with us 24/7.