Outpatient rehab is a form of therapy in which individuals getting treatment attend sessions at a substance abuse treatment program and then return home. The sessions usually last about an hour. Individuals attend group sessions throughout the week and have regular meetings with a state-licensed drug counselor. The goal of these sessions are: solidifying abstinence, relapse prevention, improving overall mental and emotional health, broadening sober social networks and addressing other problem areas.
Is Outpatient Rehab Right For Me?
Outpatient rehab is normally just one part of an overall substance abuse program. Outpatient rehab is for people who have 1. Gone through a complete substance abuse program and need help adjusting to a sober lifestyle and 2. Come to the conclusion that they have a substance abuse problem and need help but may not need to go into residential treatment. There are many other situations where outpatient rehab might be right for you; it really all depends on you and your situation. We recommend getting help from a state-licensed drug counselor who will be able to determine the correct level of treatment you need.
When individuals get approved for outpatient rehab it’s because their addiction counselor has approved them and they Outpatient rehab is normally just one of the steps in an overall substance abuse treatment program.
What are the Differences Between Inpatient and Outpatient Programs?
Inpatient treatment requires individuals to check into a controlled environment with 24/7 support and outpatient treatment is a type of therapy that requires the individuals to do group and individual therapy sessions but allows them to return home afterward.
Most often individuals go through a residential inpatient program before being placed into an outpatient program but that isn’t always the case. Some individuals with less severe addictions can go straight to outpatient therapy.