Ultimately, all treatment is designed to return each patient to their lives with the tools that they’ll need to survive and thrive in recovery. First, patients receive medical detox treatment under the care of trained and certified professionals. After medical detox has been completed to successfully get patients through the stages of chemical withdrawal, other treatment options can be pursued. For those who no longer need medical detox to safely get through drug withdrawal, outpatient drug rehab becomes an option.
You’re not alone if you don’t know what outpatient drug rehab is. It’s far less famous than inpatient drug rehab. In fact when you think of “drug rehab”, “inpatient drug rehab” is probably what you’re thinking of. Outpatient drug rehab is not as intensive as inpatient drug rehab, but it can be just as effective.
Inpatient Drug Rehab vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab
Outpatient drug rehab is a valuable and flexible approach to addiction treatment that provides individuals with a lifeline to recovery while allowing them to continue living in their own homes and fulfilling their daily responsibilities.
This is the biggest difference between inpatient drug rehab and outpatient drug rehab. During a stay in inpatient rehab, patients live in a treatment facility for a specified period. This typically ranges from 28 days to several months. Outpatient drug rehab, on the other hand, allows individuals to live at home and attend treatment sessions as they choose to. This scheduled treatment basis allows patients to receive care while continuing with their daily routines. At ARIA, our outpatient rehab programs offer flexible scheduling for therapy and counseling sessions. This flexibility makes it easier for patients to maintain treatment and attend treatment sessions. As they can often choose appointment times that work best for them.
Why Outpatient Drug Rehab
Outpatient rehab allows individuals to continue living at home and maintain their everyday lives, including work, school, and family commitments. This minimizes the disruption caused by treatment. Ultimately, it makes it more accessible for many individuals who cannot afford to take an extended leave from their responsibilities. Patients in outpatient rehab are exposed to their usual daily environments. Unlike inpatient rehab, where patients remain inside an insulated care environment, outpatient rehab gives an opportunity to break destructive patterns.
Some individuals may even prefer the privacy and confidentiality that outpatient rehab provides. As outpatient drug treatment minimizes the need to disclose their treatment to others, especially when compared to inpatient drug treatment. This can be particularly important for those who wish to keep their recovery journey discreet. There is absolutely no shame in ever receiving treatment for substance use disorder.
How it can help
Finally, with treatment, patients will learn the techniques they need to denude and avoid the triggers that have contributed to their previous substance use. This provides an opportunity to apply newly acquired coping skills and strategies in real-world situations, which can be invaluable for long-term recovery.
Many people take advantage of our outpatient treatment programs after they receive care in an inpatient treatment program. For many who feel like they need the extra and more intensive care of an inpatient treatment program, it often makes sense to begin there. And then, patients transition to an outpatient treatment program that can better facilitate longer term treatment. After all, an inpatient treatment program is, ultimately, only a stepping stone in recovery.
No one is, should, or truly would want to live in an inpatient drug rehab facility *forever*. Many people enjoy their time in inpatient treatment. And we’re very proud of this level of patient satisfaction. But that time does pass. And we only ever intend to return our patients to the sober lives that our patients deserve. Lives that they and their loved ones can be proud of. After all, it’s what everyone deserves.
Social Safety Net
One of the biggest benefits of outpatient drug rehab is being able to keep in regular contact with friends, family and other loved ones. Remaining at home enables patients to receive direct support from their family and friends. Involving loved ones in the recovery process can be highly beneficial. As it helps build a robust support network, providing encouragement, accountability, and understanding. Remaining at home also allows individuals to continue participating in their local community. And maintain their social and family connections, potentially helping them build a sober network of friends and acquaintances.
Get Help Now!
If you believe that you can benefit from an outpatient treatment program, or any of the other treatment options that we offer at ARIA, we urge you to reach out now to change your life for the better. At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, our addiction specialists provide expert care for individuals who are struggling with substance use disorders. Our goal is simple: to provide each of our clients with the tools they need to achieve long-term recovery.
When you enroll in any one of the programs at ARIA, you are committing to sobriety. We are dedicated to holding up our end of the bargain by designing individualized substance abuse treatment programs that serve each of our client’s individual needs. To get in contact, call us at (844) 973 2611 or head over to our Contact Us page, fill out our information form and our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible.