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Seacrest Recovery Center

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Outpatient Program

Treating addictions has progressively become a more complex task. There was a time not so long ago that clients reported to a rehab, received placement in a residential treatment program, and submitted to basic therapy. The problem with this approach was the recovery data kept suggesting things were not working.

In recent years, rehab facilities like ours have taken a more pragmatic approach in treating addictions. In our case, we decided we needed to offer a wider range of treatment options for us to meet the unique needs of a growing population of addiction sufferers.

The cornerstone of our treatment profile is still residential treatment. In many cases, clients need the safety and constant monitoring they would get in a residential program. With that said, residential treatment is not always necessary or possible. We see clients all the time that have personal conflicts that make residential treatment a nonstarter. That’s why we also offer a full range of outpatient treatment options.

Details About Outpatient Treatment

When a client can’t or won’t submit to residential treatment, it doesn’t diminish the fact they still need help. An outpatient program is often the next best option.

To help you better understand what outpatient care entails, we want to start by listing the three most prevalent outpatient options: Partial Hospitalization (PHP). Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and standard Outpatient (OP).

PHP is by far the most restrictive outpatient option. We require clients to report for treatment at least five days a week for at least six hours a day. At the lower end of the scale of restrictiveness would be standard Outpatient or OP program with IOP falling somewhere in the middle.

In all three cases, individual therapy is the cornerstone of treatment with the amount of time and effort invested towards treatment being a differentiating factor. If we were to place you in a PHP or IOP program, you might also spend time performing specific tasks and participating in group sessions.

At this point, we would like to shift the focus towards a standard OP program.

About Standard Outpatient Treatment

When we assign clients to a specific treatment program, we start by seeking the least restrictive option possible as long as the client gets a solid chance of recovery. Standard OP is the least restrictive option.

In most cases, clients would only need to report for treatment one or two times a week for usually no more than two hours a session. We reserve this option for clients with mild to moderate addiction issues or clients who are wrapping up the treatment process.

If you were to enter our rehab with a moderate addiction issue and the ability to represent responsible behavior, OP might be your best option.

During your time in our facility, you would work with a therapist to learn the truth about your addiction. As part of the counseling process, you would also spend time working on your ability to cope with stress and the triggers that seem to ignite your need to take drugs or drink.

As for expectations, the rules are simple. You do not use drugs or drink for any reason. You show up for therapy on time, and you put forth the effort to establish your sobriety.

If you do well, there’s a good chance you will finish treatment in 30 to 60 days. If you struggle, we hope you will be open and willing to step up a level or two in treatment. Your struggles might indicate nothing more than you need to be spending more time in treatment with a little bit more structure as part of the process.

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