Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program
While many people initially picture residential therapy when they think of substance abuse rehabilitation, the reality is that intensive outpatient programs play an integral role in the recovery process. A study published in the journal Psychiatric Services noted that, in some cases, intensive outpatient programs can be just as effective as inpatient programs when it comes to helping clients to overcome addiction.
Many facilities, provide residential program clients the option to continue their treatment with intensive outpatient addiction treatment programs. The focus of the residential program is to help clients become free of drug or alcohol addiction and achieve sobriety. While the outpatient program focus is to continue sobriety while having to transition back into society.
Outpatient programs not only encourages clients to remain drug- and alcohol-free, but they also teach new life skills and strategies for overcoming addiction and avoiding relapse. Equipping individuals with the tools and strategies needed to maintain long-term sobriety can be an effective way to help clients successfully return to their normal lives. Many complete an outpatient program in as little as 8 weeks, while others may leverage outpatient addiction services for 6 months to a year.
Outpatient Treatment Provides a Safe & Effective Transition
Many intensive outpatient programs are unique in that they do not limit clients to individual or group therapy. All of the services offered through our inpatient program are typically available during outpatient rehabilitation as well. This approach allows clients to return home, or wherever they’re staying while ensuring they have direct access to sobriety resources on a structured basis.
Considering that a patient’s chances for relapse are at their highest just as they exit a rehabilitation program, accessible outpatient services play a critical role in making sure that clients do not return to their past lives of substance abuse.
Outpatient Rehabilitation as Part of an Aftercare Plan
Another way treatment centers work to ease the transition from rehabilitation to normal life is by developing aftercare plans for clients. Creating a long-term strategy for sobriety helps clients build confidence in their ability to remain sober.
Additionally, aftercare plans offer strategies for:
- Dealing with substance triggers
- Communicating with loved ones about new health issues
- Enjoying a healthy, substance-free lifestyle
If you’ve completed an inpatient program, it may be recommended to pursue outpatient services as part of your aftercare plan.
Treatment Therapies Often Utilized During Outpatient Rehab:
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- 12 Step Approach
- Nutrition Counseling
- Anger Management
- Faith Based Groups (optional)
- Relapse Prevention
- Self Discovery
- Mindfulness Coaching
- Holistic Therapies
- Life Skills Counseling
- Dedicated Support for Helping Individuals Transition Smoothly
Reach out to The Treatment Center by The Recovery Village if you have questions about intensive outpatient programs or any other rehabilitation services. Our admissions counselors are available 24/7 to provide you with the information you need.