For certain clients, outpatient services are an option that can be explored. However, most clients move on to outpatient, or extended care rehab, once their recovery has been sufficient to warrant this step.
The Recovery Center Network connects clients to private, professional outpatient rehabilitation programs. These programs are much like the inpatient model in terms of structure. Skilled support staff and care directors work with clients to make this big step a reality.
Prior to transitioning to an outpatient rehab program, client’s home environments are evaluated and issues are addressed. Depending on the type of addiction, its duration and client’s ability to make difficult choices independently, outpatient rehab may be a long, intensive process.
Certain chemical dependency issues associated with heroin addiction, prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction make outpatient rehab particularly challenging for clients struggling with substance abuse. Some clients transition home, but remain in onsite programs daily, often 8 or more hours. Other clients are ready to progress at a different rate, limiting their program time to 2-3 hours daily.
Many of the treatment practices employed for inpatient rehabilitation carry over to outpatient care.
- Individual therapy with a team of psychologists, and group therapy sessions will remain constant.
- Life skills workshops and behavioral therapies might also be included in a client’s customized program.
At all facilities within The Recovery Center Network, clients will submit to weekly drug testing. Building accountability and living sober go hand in hand. Outpatient rehab clients dealing what alcoholism and poly-substance abuse may choose transitional housing.
Why Outpatient Drug Rehab isn’t right for every client.
When clients or their loved ones reach out to us, many are struggling with multiple addictions or mental health issues compounded by drug or alcohol addiction. For these clients, we encourage inpatient rehab programs as outpatient care is not recommended.
These multifaceted cases require much more intervention, accountability and care than any outpatient drug program can sufficiently offer. Other instances when outpatient alcohol rehab would not be advisable includes cases involving relapse or opiate addiction. There are many good arguments for outpatient rehabilitation, but neither of the above scenarios should go this route.
Extended Care Rehab
Most extended care rehab programs are considered to be forms of outpatient treatment. These can include therapy meetings, counseling in group setting and implementation of 12-step programs. Typically open-ended, extended care rehab is available on an as needed basis. Many long term inpatients choose to continue some sort of outpatient service for years.
Recovery from opiate addiction and alcoholism requires the basic understanding that the risk of relapse will follow them for the rest of their lives. Rebuilding confidence and self worth are important aspects to any quality outpatient drug rehabilitation program.
If you would like information about how outpatient services for drug use and alcohol addiction work, or you suspect a loved one might need help, please call us today. We have professional staff on hand, ready to answer any and all questions you may have about different programs within The Recovery Center Network.