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The Benefits Of Attending Outpatient Rehab

Individuals seeking substance abuse treatment have several options, from individual counseling to inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Learn about the benefits of outpatient treatment's costs and procedures. 

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Exploring The Benefits Of Outpatient Rehab: Flexibility

There are many benefits to outpatient rehab, such as allowing the patient to execute some form of control over their schedules while attempting to gain and maintain a sense of control over their lives. They can feel that life goes on once they transition back to everyday activities. Similar to residential inpatient care, patients might receive medication, detox, 12-step support, and group and individual counseling.

Outpatient care offers flexibility and active decision-making for rehab arrangements between the patient and facility staff. As a result, individuals might be able to choose the days of the week that they can attend treatment. The benefit of flexibility can also encourage and remind patients of the empowered act of getting help while balancing it with the responsibilities of everyday life. This can prove to be a confidence-building component of seeking a life of well-being.

Exploring The Benefits Of Outpatient Rehab: Costs

In addition to quality care and access to detox and medication, outpatient rehab is ideal for financial reasons. First, it is less costly than inpatient rehab. Some outpatient facilities cost $5,000 to $10,000 for 3 months, compared to some inpatient facilities that cost $6,000 to $60,000 for 3 months.

Outpatient treatment is less expensive as the patient spends less time receiving treatment. Because of this, they do not need the full services and amenities as someone staying on campus full-time needs. For example, inpatient rehab patients receive meals and have structured activities throughout the day and evening. Furthermore, they have to consider the increased costs of room and board. Fortunately, outpatient facilities offer a moderate level of care for recovery and allow people to save money.

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Exploring The Benefits Of Outpatient Rehab: Methods Of Care

In addition to standard outpatient care, outpatient rehab is available in different varieties, including:

The structure of Intensive Outpatient Care (IOP) includes hourly meetings, individual and process group counseling, education, and support groups. Detox can be used in IOP treatment procedures; however, some patients will not require it. IOP encourages accountability by allowing clients to return home after sessions. As the patient succeeds with milestones, the patient is not required to attend as often. The timeframes they are typically on campus become reduced over time.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) can last for 2 weeks or more and includes medication for detox, group and individual therapy, education, 12-step groups, and goal setting to help achieve recovery milestones. Client’s may reside at a facility or a sober living environment. Day programs, for example, span for about a week or more, for a full day (5 to 7 days a week for a few hours). Here, the patient can undergo full-day or half-day programs of structured treatment, and then return home. Continuing care typically occurs after inpatient, IOP, PHP, or outpatient treatment episodes have successfully been completed. It offers resources and tools to embolden and encourage group connections and support. Therapy and support groups are available one time a week. Standard treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and biofeedback are still available in outpatient rehab, providing variety and options.

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What Is Outpatient Rehab?

Outpatient care is standard for patients who need a mild or moderate level of substance abuse treatment. In addition to being eligible for the outpatient level of care and not requiring a more intense level of treatment, these individuals may not have the time or the desire to stay in a facility. This may be because of a demanding career, a college course schedule the patient wishes to respect, family or career duties one wishes to achieve and lastly, the awareness of the budget-friendly option of outpatient rehab.

Typically, outpatient rehab is ideal for those suffering milder addictions but can work for anyone. The standard timeframe of outpatient care spans for 3 months and, at its max, over a year. Because patients are only on campus for 10 to 12 hours per week and a few days, it is longer than inpatient rehab. Fortunately, this allows patients to maintain balance, continue to work, and remain around family as they recover.

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Those needing relief for harmful substances can feel relieved that the help they desire is available. Furthermore, the many options of outpatient rehab allow patients to get help based on where they are in their journey. Begin by contacting a treatment provider to examine the several types of outpatient rehab options, risk-free.

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