For many people, accessing and committing to treatment for substance abuse can be the toughest factor that prevents him or her from achieving recovery. One of those roadblocks can be holding a job while seeking treatment. For most people who need professional assistance for their alcohol addiction, abandoning their jobs for several weeks at a time can have an adverse impact on their livelihood. Therefore, some may opt not to attend rehab. It is important to understand that inpatient rehabilitation is not the only solution for treating an alcohol addiction.
Outpatient facilities allow people to tend to their daily lives without being interrupted by the amount of commitment that you can expect with inpatient programs. In fact, outpatient care is recommended to people who can’t take a leave of absence from work. This option allows you to schedule around daily duties that make it impossible to attend a 24/7 rehab. While some inpatient programs may have work release programs, this varies by facility. With an outpatient program, you will be visiting the facility a few times out of the week for meetings, counseling sessions and drug tests.
What are the Specific Types of Outpatient Treatment?
Outpatient treatment does not mean that you have to compromise the best care. There are still options that are tailored to your specific personal and addiction needs.
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment – Through these programs, you are able to attend outside of your job schedule. The benefit of intensive outpatient programs is that they’re as rigorous as inpatient treatment.
- Counseling and Therapy – These programs are usually paired with other treatments and geared to explore the underlying causes that lead to addiction.
- Partial Hospitalization – This treatment is for individuals who need medical observation while still tending to their daily obligations.
Keep in mind that you have legal rights that protect you and your job. As you enter treatment, you can’t be terminated for reasons pertaining to your addiction. You should note that this option is typically an unpaid leave. Based on the severity of your alcohol addiction, there are outpatient facilities that you commit to only a few hours each week. Working should not be the reason that you or your loved one don’t seek the assistance that you need. Don’t let work responsibilities get in the way of your journey to sobriety. Call us today 833-610-1174