Outpatient Drug Treatment Center
Outpatient Treatment is less restrictive than inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment usually requires 10 to 12 hours a week spent in a local outpatient treatment program. It focuses on drug abuse education, group & individual counseling, and teaching addicted individuals how to cope without their drugs or alcohol.
Outpatient treatment can be a good option for someone with a mild addiction or can also be part of a long-term treatment program. Outpatient treatment allows recovering addicts to stay at home during treatment. Patients undergoing outpatient treatment can continue working and remain at home with their children and families. Twelve Step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) may be used as part of outpatient treatment. Recovery groups like AA and NA help recovering addicts stay sober. Also, many recovering addicts turn to outpatient treatment after completing an inpatient program as part of their continued recovery.
There are many different types of outpatient treatment programs. Outpatient treatment programs base treatment on things like the substance abused or the individual’s severity of addiction and stage of recovery. Outpatient treatment falls into three categories:
-Day Programs-the highest level of care and structure provided with an outpatient setting. In outpatient treatment patient commits to 5-7 days a week.
-Intensive outpatient programs (IOP)-Intensive outpatient programs establish an outpatient treatment plan with defined measurable milestones in place to indicate progress. IOP is a good outpatient treatment option for those serious about abstaining from drugs and alcohol, but that still need to be able to work and perform daily responsibilities.
-Continuing care groups- such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Also, in addition to that there are benefits to Outpatient Treatment:
-Patient stays at home but is required to attend outpatient treatment facility during the day.
-Patient maintains a more normal daily routine.
-3 months to over a year program.
-Preferable for someone with a mild addiction.
The decision of which type of treatment option would be best for you is often difficult. Whether it is an outpatient treatment program or an alternative form, it important to take the first step.
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