Substance abuse affects all areas of your life. When you decide it’s time for addiction treatment, outpatient rehab is one option for regaining control over your life. Additionally, you can continue working, going to school, and living at home during rehab.
What Is Outpatient Rehab?
When substance abuse takes over, a number of treatment options are available. One such option is outpatient rehab. Outpatient programs work well for people needing drug addiction treatment but unable to leave work, school, or other responsibilities for residential rehab.
Outpatient rehab programs are as unique as the treatment facilities who offer them. However, most of them provide therapies and educational sessions a few times per week for a set number of hours. While these programs offer flexibility, success still relies upon the individual’s investment in their own recovery.
Intensive outpatient programs, also called IOP, are more structured than standard outpatient programs. For people with mild to moderate addiction, IOP works well.
IOP rehab addresses the problems of addiction like residential rehab. In many ways, IOP is a hybrid of residential and outpatient programs. However, IOP costs less than residential rehab. When insurance programs won’t pay for residential rehab, an IOP program provides life-changing addiction treatment.
Benefits of Outpatient Rehab
Both outpatient and IOP programs are excellent options for many individuals seeking addiction rehab. To benefit from OP or IOP, you need stability in your life. Symptoms of addiction must be mild and you have to actively participate in your treatment plan. This is different from residential or inpatient rehab, where even reluctant people can benefit from their rehab experience.
Benefits of outpatient and IOP include:
- Lower cost
- Greater flexibility in scheduling
- Ability to work, go to school or care for family while going through rehab
- Suitability for people with mild to moderate addiction
- Living at home during treatment
Deciding Between Residential or Outpatient Treatment
There are many points to consider before deciding between residential addiction treatment or outpatient rehab. The severity of your addiction is one of the biggest factors. Your insurance provider may decide for you, or your financial situation may necessitate an OP or IOP program over residential.
Some people do very well living at home during rehab. Others need the structure, supervision, and seclusion of a closed residential environment. Much of this depends on your own living environment.
Being removed from daily triggers and temptations is necessary for many people new to sobriety. Residential treatment isolates you from these triggers and temptations. That makes staying sober early in recovery easier. However, others argue that daily real world exposure is healthy for building up strength against these challenges.
Through outpatient or IOP treatment, participants must use their community support programs. This builds relationships in the community and helps foster support for the future. Residential rehab isolates you from your community until you finish the program. But this may be best if you need better coping skills and relationship building skills before attempting socialization and community programs.
The severity of your addiction is the biggest deciding factor, between residential or outpatient treatment. You may feel ready for outpatient. But the addiction treatment professionals, doctors, or therapists may direct you to residential. Your healthcare providers or others may urge you to go through residential treatment when drug or alcohol abuse hinders normal activity, you have health problems or you have a diagnosis of a co-occurring condition.
Santé Center Recovery’s Outpatient Options for Treatment
Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas, provides residential and IOP programs for addiction treatment. As for residential treatment at the facility, individual achievement of treatment goals determines IOP program length. Some people complete IOP in six months, while others need more time.
Santé Center’s IOP phases include three nights per week of participation that tapers to one night per week.
Other unique aspects of IOP at Santé Center Recovery include:
- Three phases of treatment, tapering from 10 hours per week to three hours per week
- Individual therapy throughout all phases of treatment
- Individualized program completion time frames
- Availability of IOP for clients from other rehab facility programs
If you or someone you love are ready for recovery from drugs or alcohol, Santé Center for Healing provides unique and highly individualized treatment options. Call Santé Center now at 866-238-3154 to learn more about available levels of care.