If you are ready to seek treatment for your addiction, it may be overwhelming to figure out what the next step is. The first step is usually deciding whether you will need an inpatient or outpatient program to help you beat your addiction. Ultimately, a professional evaluation of a person’s addiction is the easiest way to decided. However, if you are only interested in an outpatient program, then read on to learn about what you can expect.
What is outpatient rehab?
Outpatient rehab is less restrictive than inpatient programs and is designed to allow a bit more flexibility. Most outpatient programs require about 10-12 hours a week in the treatment center. During these sessions, the patient will focus on addiction education, individual and group therapy, and learning coping strategies. These kinds of programs are good options for people with mild addictions or as a part of a long-term treatment plan. Usually, outpatient rehab lasts about 3-6 months but there are longer programs available.
What is outpatient rehab like?
While enrolled in outpatient rehab, you will still be able to live at home, attend work/school, and live your life how you choose. However, you will be involved in therapy and treatment programs designed to combat your addiction. You can maintain a higher level of privacy than you would with inpatient programs, so many patients find outpatient treatment less intimidating. Every outpatient program is different since everyone progresses at their own pace. For this reason, most outpatient programs do not have a set timeline. You will have access to a network of support and resources all designed to help you in your recovery process.
If you are interested in outpatient therapy for yourself or someone you know, please reach out for more information.