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Addiction treatment can be handled through many programs. The important thing is getting patients into treatment before an addiction has the ability to destroy their lives. One reason why people avoid treatment is because of the presumed restrictive nature of a residential treatment program. In fact, many top drug and alcohol treatment centers will offer a larger range of treatment options. Beaches Recovery offers many different ways to get sober and stay that way. Outpatient care could also certainly be a viable option for many.
Depending on the depth of one’s addiction and the circumstances in their life, a patient might be eligible for outpatient care. Outpatient treatment or care is given at a treatment facility without the patient having to check into a residential facility. Much of the addiction work is focused on therapy, plus the ongoing education about addiction, coping skills and relapse.
A patient’s eligibility for outpatient care will be determined by a rehab’s counselors and clinicians during an initial assessment. We usually reserve the outpatient option for patients who seem capable of still managing their own lives without being a danger to themselves. The primary advantage of outpatient care is it allows the patient to stay active with work, school, and family while getting treatment.
If warranted, an intensive outpatient program can be used in more advanced addiction cases. This type of a program requires a much larger commitment from the patient. It could include a schedule of up to 7 days a week and 12 hours a day until the patient completes treatment.
We consider outpatient treatment rather than inpatient a privilege. Addiction treatment counselors and clinicians are always aware of the need to strike a balance between administering treatment while not interrupting the patient’s life more than necessary. When an addiction is severe and the patient’s general welfare is at risk, residential treatment is always the best option.
With that said, some patients need continuing access to their lives for a variety of reasons. If the patient has to continue employment, an outpatient treatment program could be used to allow the patient to handle work responsibilities. Sometimes the patient lacks the resources for full-time childcare. In that case, it could be necessary to allow for outpatient care for the sake of the family unit.
At all times, the decision-making process relating to which type of treatment will be best rests with the counselors and clinicians. They are better prepared to assess the situation and determine whether a patient can handle the responsibility of committing to an outpatient treatment program.
As a full-service drug and alcohol rehab center, Beaches Recovery offers a variety of treatment options, including:
Beaches Recovery commits to outpatient treatment whenever the situation might support such a decision. At all times, our primary concern is for the welfare of our patients as we administer treatment under the best plan possible. The end goal is sobriety, addiction education and helping patients develop the coping skills needed to avoid relapse.
If you are suffering from an addiction and want help, please pick up the phone and call us at 866-605-0532. Our counselors here at Beaches Recovery will assess your situation and select the best possible treatment option. If an outpatient treatment program is a viable solution, we will work closely with you to make sure you get the therapy you need while you negotiate the nuances of everyday life without having to use harmful substances. Today is the day to make this choice.