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A key step in addiction recovery is determining the right level of care, which is why we want to share some things that you can expect from our outpatient treatment in West Palm Beach, FL to help you see if it fits your needs or if a higher level of care like in-patient treatment or partial hospitalization is required. Addiction treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of thing because what works for one client may not work for another. By the end of this article, you should have a clearer picture of what outpatient treatment is like and the benefits it offers for clients not far along in their addiction or who are transitioning from higher levels of care.
What is ‘outpatient treatment’?
Determining which addiction treatment is best for clients depends on a variety of factors like addiction severity, home situation, and what they can afford. Outpatient treatment is one of the lesser intensive types of rehab programs since the client is able to go home instead of remain at the treatment facility during the duration of the program. Being able to return home is less intrusive in clients’ lives and allows them to continue with other life responsibilities like work, school, and family. With this freedom, however, clients are exposed to more temptations which increases the chances of relapse.
That’s why outpatient treatment is typically recommended for clients that don’t use or drink in large amounts and/or haven’t been using or drinking for long. This can happen after a loved one talks to the client about his using or drinking, or the intervention takes place in the early stages of addiction. Outpatient treatment is also usually the next step after completing higher levels of care like a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Although detoxing in the early stages of addiction will still cause withdrawal symptoms, it’s not as intense as clients with more severe addictions. If the therapist believes that the client can handle withdrawal without relapsing or having permanent psychological or physical damage, outpatient treatment is likely to be recommended.
Are there different types of outpatient treatment programs?
Again, depending on the client, there are multiple levels of outpatient treatment to suit different needs. We offer two types of outpatient treatment programs:
- Intensive outpatient program:Typically, after completing our PHP, clients transition to our intensive outpatient program. Even though it’s less time intensive than PHP and clients may return back home, the program is still highly structured with individual and group therapy, prayer/meditation, 12-step meetings, calls to sponsors, etc. The goal is for clients to successfully reintegrate into the “real world,” build support networks, and use the tools they learned to continue being sober.
- Outpatient program:For clients who complete the intensive outpatient program or don’t need as much structure, there’s our outpatient program. Although treatment plans vary, the client is usually required to participate in one or more groups a week and an individual therapy session.
While there are key differences between these outpatient programs, an essential component to both is having clients establish a recovery network that they’re able to lean on for sober support. If the client’s home situation, however, is not conducive to recovery either due to temptations (like others using or drink), dysfunctional relationships, or safety concerns, the option to stay at our recovery residences is available.
What do you do in outpatient rehab?
All of our rehab programs are a combination of four treatment strategies: individual sessions, group therapy, joining a 12-step community, and medication-assisted treatment (only when needed). Our nimble size allows us to personalize each client’s outpatient treatment plan but it’ll involve some combination of the following:
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Counseling
- Substance Abuse Education
- Lectures and Presentations
- 12-Step Meetings
- Life Skills Training
- Employment or Educational Support
- Nutrition Education and Guidance
- Personal Time
- Recreational Activities
By combining these different strategies, we’re able to create comprehensive outpatient treatment plans that not only fit our clients’ needs but also their everyday life.
How long is outpatient treatment?
The duration of outpatient treatment varies but at a minimum, it’s 30 days. Changing habits, behaviors, and thinking patterns take time – and keep in mind that on average, it takes 66 days to create a habit. Outpatient treatment (and addiction treatment in general) should be looked at with a “life is a marathon, not a sprint” mentality.
How much does outpatient rehab cost?
There isn’t a one-set price for outpatient rehab because our programs are personalized but it generally does cost less than PHP because you’re not staying at our recovery residences. For clients with insurance, we are in-network with several insurance providers like TRICARE, Aetna, Beacon Health Options, and more. If you don’t have insurance or it doesn’t cover outpatient treatment, there are also healthcare financing and self-payment options.
It’s important to note that while you may want to be in an outpatient program, whether it’s because you wish to continue working or it’s less expensive than inpatient, it may not be what you need. Sure, PHP costs more but you also get a lot more with it. If you’re extremely dependent on a substance, there’s too much risk involved with breaking your addiction at home on your own. PHP will give you the medical supervision that you need to get through detoxification.
Outpatient Treatment in West Palm Beach, FL
South Florida is home to more than pristine beaches and year-round tropical weather, it’s also the rehab capital of the world. Because of this, there’s an extensive community and resources available for clients when they’re at Rally Point.
Benefits of outpatient treatment in South Florida:
- Resources are closeby
- More access to specialized care
- Extensive sober support networks
- 12-step meetings for different demographics (gender specific, LGBT, seniors, veterans, meditation, business, etc.)
- Close proximity to nature (fishing, adventure therapy, meditation, etc.)
While we may be a little biased, there are few outpatient treatment facilities in the country that can beat the splendor of South Florida’s diverse ecosystems. Coupled with the vast support network for clients in recovery, the benefits of outpatient treatment in West Palm Beach, FL are numerous. Contact us today or take our online assessment to start on the road to recovery and a life free of addiction.