Outpatient rehab is one of several levels of care available for addiction treatment. Outpatient rehab treatment offers many benefits and drawbacks, depending upon your particular drug problem. Some benefits include being able to continue working, attending school or taking care of family while going through rehab. You live at home during rehab, attending daytime sessions and sleeping at home each night.
Outpatient programs vary from rehab to rehab. However, there are some constants among these programs. For example, outpatient programs usually meet several times each week. These sessions are usually just a few hours. During the rest of the week, clients live their own lives while practicing what they learn about sobriety in rehab.
For people with advanced addictions, an outpatient program may not work. Some people need the structure, safety, and focus of residential rehab. If your addiction is treatable through outpatient, this type of program will save you time and money.
To succeed in outpatient treatment, you must be relatively stable in your addiction recovery with only a mild addiction problem. You have to participate fully in your program for it to work. Before starting outpatient, you need a thorough addiction evaluation for the development of an independent treatment plan and to ensure OP rehab meets your needs.
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Having been on both sides of active addition, both the person using, and the person affected by a loved one using drugs and alcohol, Lucas has been involved in recovery since 2009. He has been working in the treatment industry since 2013. Using his personal experience and wealth of knowledge learned from professional development and immersion in the recovery field, he has spoken with thousands of families and helped hundreds of people attain long-term sobriety. In 2020, the opportunity presented to join in and start Illuminate Recovery. Understanding the importance of personalized treatment plans and the complex nature between substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, has helped Illuminate Recovery build a strong curriculum and a phenomenal staff. Illuminate Recovery now has a medical doctor who is board certified in addiction medicine and a psychiatric medical doctor who works side by side with independently licensed therapists to provide compassionate and effective treatment.