Flexible, Quality Addiction Care
Addiction affects everyone, from the single mother to the busy executive to the teenager to the senior citizen. At the end of the day, there must be customized rehab options that allow patients to get the help they need without having to derail the logistics of their lives. The fact is that not everyone can take the time away from their careers, families and everyday lives to enter an inpatient of residential program; and many don’t have to. Outpatient rehab can be an ideal alternative for patients who need to maintain everyday obligations while getting the health they need for drug and alcohol addiction.
What Happens during Outpatient Rehab?
Outpatient rehab involves patients attending daily and weekly treatment sessions after (or while) receiving a thorough and professional course of detox. Each outpatient rehab program offers different types of therapies depending upon the areas of strength and clinical resources of the facility. There are, however, some universal elements of the process from which all patients can benefit, including:
- Group Therapy
- Individual Counseling
- Supplemental Therapies (Biofeedback, Yoga, Meditation, etc.)
- Aftercare and Ongoing Monitoring
For patients who require a deeper level of outpatient care, there are intensive outpatient or IOP programs that provide the same flexibility and quality of care. These programs contain addiction-trained professionals who are able to help patients to address the root causes of their substance abuse.
How Long Does Outpatient Rehab Last?
The exact duration of outpatient rehab is contingent upon a facility’s resources and patients’ progress. Many programs can last from six to eight weeks at three or four days per week, and others can last longer. If, after their outpatient rehab program, it is determined that they still need more care, patients should consider transferring to an inpatient facility or a sober-living facility or halfway house. Professionals at the facility the patient or their loved one chooses will be able to provide detailed information regarding the timeline and parameters of treatment. It’s also important to remember that outpatient treatment isn’t for everyone and that some may require a higher level of specialized care.
Developing Tools for Lasting Success
During addiction of any kind, patients work closely with their therapists to identify and address the behavioral triggers that have led to and maintained substance abuse. This is accomplished through a variety of therapeutic exercises, and is meant to help patients develop coping techniques to avoid relapse and setbacks in high-pressure situations. These techniques are fundamental to patients’ long-term success and can often mean the difference between ongoing progress and relapse. The reality is that recovery is a lifelong endeavor and patients need a long-term behavioral framework to maintain composure in the face of temptation and ongoing success. Outpatient rehab provides behavioral tools for lasting recovery.
Get the Help You Need Now
Regardless of the type of rehab program you choose, it’s important to get quality help as soon as possible. The longer addiction is allowed to persist unaddressed, the more damage the disease does to various areas of the sufferer’s life. Before long, it can destroy physical and behavioral health, as well as careers, families and quality of life. Regardless of the damage it may have already done, addiction doesn’t have to win. Whatever kind of drug rehab program you or your loved one may need, the professionals at Quench the Thirst are here to help you get there. Call us today at 855-781-8870 to get the help you need now. Our experienced and compassionate representatives are standing by to guide you toward quality treatment so you can start living the rest of your life.