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Outpatient Rehab Centers

Outpatient Rehab Treatment

Most people believe that outpatient rehab is the opposite of admitting yourself into an inpatient (or residential) treatment facility. However, this is not necessarily the case. Outpatient rehab is different from inpatient treatment because you will still be living at home and going through your normal daily routine, as opposed to living in a facility with other patients and following a strict curriculum of recovery-oriented activities. But that’s about where the similarities end.

With outpatient treatment, you will be required to abstain from your addictive substance, as you would in a residential rehab facility. There may even be occasional drug and/or alcohol tests to make sure that you haven’t relapsed in secret. The goal of these screenings is to make sure that you stay on a healthy path toward recovery.

Most outpatient rehab centers require a mandatory 12 hours of therapy per week. There are also educational workshops you can attend to further enhance and facilitate your recovery. The therapy sessions can be split between both group and individual therapy sessions. While undergoing outpatient therapy and educational workshops, the patient will learn:

  • How to identify addiction/compulsion triggers
  • Coping strategies for dealing with triggers
  • An introduction to the “12-Step Principles” of addiction recovery*

Ideal Candidates for Outpatient Rehab Therapy

There are a variety of reasons why someone recovering from an addictive substance or behavior might choose to receive treatment at an Outpatient Rehab Center. Take a look at the list below. If any of the following scenarios sound like something you or a loved one are going through right now, then outpatient rehab treatment might be the next step toward recovery:

  • Time Constraints. Many individuals who are struggling with addiction are what some people refer to as “Functioning Addicts”. This phrase best describes people whose addictions have not yet progressed to the point where they are at risk of losing their job, their family, relationships with close friends, or facing legal consequences for their addictive compulsions. For these individuals, outpatient rehab may be a helpful way to start their addiction recovery while also maintaining the ability and the autonomy required to handle their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Graduating to the Next Step. Outpatient treatment might not be a patient’s first venture into recovery. As a matter of fact, for patients struggling with addiction who have already completed a Residential Rehab program, lived in a Sober Living facility for a while, or both, outpatient rehab may be the appropriate next step for their recovery process.
  • Early-Stage Addiction. For patients who are in the early stages of addiction, outpatient rehab can intervene and stop the addiction from growing beyond the point of self-control. Patients can learn coping mechanisms to help reduce their addictive/compulsive behavior before the consequences of addiction become too severe.

Get Help Today

The sooner you acknowledge the addiction exists and seek help, the more successful your recovery process will be. If you want to get started on the road to recovery for your own addiction, call our addiction experts today. They can help set you up with resources, contacts, and point you towards outpatient rehab facilities near you.

*If you would prefer a non-religious, secular- and/or science-based alternative to the 12-Step program, be sure to let your counselor know before undergoing any outpatient rehab treatment. Identifying the program that works best for you, whether you follow a 12-step program or an alternative plan, is an essential part of the recovery process.