Outpatient Treatment Centers for Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Outpatient rehab centers offer treatment for substance abusers that cannot take time away from their busy schedules for treatment. Often, outpatient rehab is used as the first defense against a developing addiction. Outpatient treatment is used to define treatment options that can vary from going to 12 Step Meetings to a partial hospitalization treatment programs.
What is an outpatient program?
Outpatient treatment centers offer a wide variety of treatment options while allowing the client to go home or to a sober living facility, during the duration of the treatment process. Outpatient treatment can be considerably less expensive than an outpatient drug rehab center.
There are a few things to consider when looking for an outpatient treatment program
- Cost of the program
- Location of the program
- What types of treatment are available
- Schedule of the program
Before making a decision as to what types of programs will best work for you, it is a good idea to be informed as to the different styles of treatment and programs there are to choose from, such as; how much it costs, the location of the treatment program, and treatment options for outpatient rehabs.
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Types of treatment available at an outpatient treatment program.
Although there are many outpatient programs to choose from, there are programs that work better for different types of addiction and depending on the level of addiction will warrant different types of programs.
Intensive outpatient therapy programs
IOP ( Intensive Outpatient Program)
- Intensive outpatient treatment centers offer treatment for at least 2 hours a day and 3 days a week, up to 8 hours of treatment 6 days a week. Intensive outpatient treatment can be coupled with sober living for those that cannot afford to enter into an inpatient treatment center. Most intensive outpatient programs focus mainly on relapse prevention, to help ensure that the client doesn’t have a ‘fall back episode’ during the treatment process. The treatment schedule is varied so the client can continue their daily work or school schedules.
Partial hospitalization treatment centers
- This type of treatment program was originally designed for patients that would require more of a medical intervention and ongoing medical supervision during the outpatient treatment program. Requiring that the client stays in a sober living environment with full-time supervision during the program and usually meetings in offices daily or in a hospital setting 3-6 days a week for up to 8 hours a day. Partial hospitalization treatment centers are usually less money than an inpatient treatment program but require the same type of housing commitment while undergoing treatment.
Group therapy and counseling
- Group therapy is usually combined with other types of therapies in the early stages of recovery to help the balance of treatment and to allow for interaction and support from others that are going through the same addiction treatment. Usually consisting of 12 step meeting or AA/NA programs, group therapy gives the individual more support at the time when they could use it the most.
- Counseling sessions are scheduled 1- 3 times a week for usually an hour a day to ensure that the client has minimal disruption in their daily work or school schedules.
Will my insurance cover an inpatient drug or alcohol treatment program?
companies have their own specific rules for addiction treatment but most follow a simple checklist to see if there is a need for treatment and what level of care they feel is necessary to handle the addiction problem.
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How to decide if there is a need for inpatient treatment or can the problem be handled with outpatient therapy programs.
Inpatient and Outpatient programs use the same treatment techniques and therapy models. Most will use the 12 step model, group therapy, and AA or NA for after-care support. The treatment program should include one-on-one therapy, group therapy, addiction education, medical care, and family therapy, to ensure a well-rounded program.
Depending on the recommendation from your doctor, our counselors will determine the level of care that your insurance plan will cover. The choices may depend on How severe they feel the addiction problem is and will also take into account:
- Your mental stability or health
- Medical history
- Family support
- Living situation
- Type of drugs being abused
- Previous treatment attempts
For outpatient treatment to work, you need to make sure that you follow through with all appointments and counseling sessions. Making sure that you have support from family and friends, a stable clean place to live, and transportation to and from the counseling sessions will help you succeed in treatment.
Whether you choose an inpatient program for addiction or an outpatient drug rehab, getting treatment for an addiction is always a good idea. A step in the right direction is still a step and sometimes the first step can lead to a new path. If you need help in locating an appropriate program for your addiction, feel free to give us a call and we can help you determine if an outpatient treatment center is the right choice for your addiction problem. 1-800-819-9973
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