July 15, 2019

What is Outpatient Treatment Like in Rehab?

Understanding Outpatient Treatment

Depending on the length and severity of your addiction, you may find that outpatient treatment might work better for you. Treatment for addiction is a major life change and time commitment, which can be a large deterrent for people to get the help they need. Many people find it unnecessary to leave home for such a long period of time, especially if they are early in their addiction or can more easily manage it. That’s why we developed a great outpatient treatment program so that you can get the help you require while also fulfilling your daily responsibilities and obligations. But, what is outpatient treatment like in rehab?

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

While outpatient treatment might not be for everybody, it can be a perfect fit for some people. Some of the many benefits of outpatient treatment include:

  • Cost. The financial obligation for outpatient treatment is much more manageable than that of inpatient treatment. This means that if you are ready to get help for your addiction and take positive steps but don’t have enough money, you can try outpatient.
  • You can stay at home. For many people, it is tough to leave home. Especially if you are a single parent or have another type of dependent, you are able to live at home while completing your treatment program.
  • Access to support system. If you have a strong support system, outpatient treatment may work well for you. Regularly seeing your support system and having them easily accessible as opposed to strict boundaries within residential rehab may prove to be beneficial.
  • Flexibility. Outpatient treatment programs offer flexible schedules that work with you. If you have children or specific work hours, you can receive treatment around those times.

Is Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Outpatient treatment is ideal for people with a mild addiction, who have a strong support system at home and are motivated to change. If you do not require medical detox or other special treatments, you have people who can hold you accountable and you respect boundaries well, then outpatient treatment may be right for you.

Alternatively, if you have a stressful home situation that triggers you, a severe addiction that would require medical detox and may be tempted to break boundaries and relapse, then outpatient treatment may not be right for you. People in a severe addiction may find outpatient treatment as an excuse to appease family members while maintaining their addiction, so make sure you look for the signs of severe addiction before committing to an outpatient treatment program.

Types of Outpatient Treatment Programs

Every addiction is different and depending upon the severity of your condition, you may require traditional outpatient or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Treatments vary, according to different factors, such as type of addiction, the client’s daily schedule and general assessment of need.

Intensive Outpatient

The main differentiating factor between traditional outpatient treatment and IOP is the frequency of the therapies, or treatments, and the duration of the program. Sessions will consist of valuable counseling, general education and, of course, the support network that will keep you focused and motivated. There is a required time commitment to make sure you stay on track, and defined milestones that need to be met.

With IOP, you are able to request additional services as needed. These might either be conducted at the facility or off-site and would include assistance such as a private trainer, psychiatrist, yoga instructor, nutritionist or even a total-wellness practitioner.

Family Therapy

Addiction can cause many bad things to happen, and one of the most painful is fractured relationships with family members. This is especially true for family members who have enabled the person suffering from addiction or a spouse who has suffered months or years of manipulation or abusive behavior. Learning how to set boundaries, fix these relationships and moving on in a positive way is essential to addiction recovery, and can be helped through family therapy sessions.

Aftercare Support

If you have completed residential inpatient treatment but would like additional support, outpatient treatment could be a great option for you. One of the great benefits of outpatient treatment is to be able to talk things out with people who understand you and won’t judge you. This can be valuable for people who do not have a strong support system at home and are still getting back on their feet after a severe addiction.

About Pinelands Recovery Center

Whether you are in early addiction or in the deep throes of a severe addiction, we can match you with the right program for you. Outpatient treatment is perfect for someone with a mild addiction, needs flexibility, has a strong support system and is extremely motivated to change. If this sounds like you, give us a call.

Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford is widely known as one of New Jersey’s finest, most respected addiction treatment facilities. With comfortable 30-bed accommodations and 24-hour professional staff, we can offer clients a serene, relaxing environment amid the lush piney woods. This stress-free setting with its sense of warmth and welcoming enables you to feel comfortable and confident about your clean and sober life ahead.

We will establish clear goals, both general in nature and specific to your needs. We continue to monitor those goals, to make sure that our clients are progressing and buying into their recovery plan. We thrive on assisting clients in feeling connected to the recovery community, share and demonstrate effective coping techniques, help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior and everything else you will need to be happy and productive living a sober, healthy life.

We ensure that clients complete their planned concrete tasks, encourage hope, optimism and
healthy living. Our recovery program is not a revolving door treatment program; it is a recovery model designed to help clients go on to lead productive, happy lives. For more information, visit pinelandsrecovery.com

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