Ready to make a life-altering decision? Have drugs or alcohol taken over your life, and you know you need to get clean before it’s too late? We’re here to help. We know just how hard it can be to choose between different rehab centers when it’s time to look for help with your addiction. Should you go every day and night? Can you get away with just an outpatient rehab program? Are there different kinds of outpatient rehab to choose from? Let us answer your many questions and give you an idea of what you can expect when you decide rehab is the next step in life.
What are My Choices?
You’ll have the chance to choose between the following three rehab programs: inpatient, outpatient, and residential.
Inpatient- Inpatient rehab occurs in a hospital setting and is an intense program. Many patients start here when they are heavily addicted to alcohol and drugs and need medically-monitored detox services.
Outpatient- Outpatient rehab is not as structured as residential treatment. You won’t be at the center during the night, and you’ll be able to work around your other responsibilities.
Residential- Residential rehab allows patients to stay day and night. You’ll be in a structured program for weeks or a month within the facility.
Why Choose Outpatient Rehab?
There are many reasons why outpatient rehab may be the best choice for your situation. Let’s look at the advantages:
Flexibility- Checking into a residential treatment center will require you to put your life on hold for rehab. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, some patients find that they just cannot stop working or pass along family obligations to others. If this is your situation, the flexibility of an outpatient rehab center will be an appealing option. You’ll have the chance to pick which meetings you’ll attend depending on your schedule.
Cost- Outpatient rehab may cost less than residential treatment since you aren’t paying for room and board. This is an appealing perk if your insurance won’t pay for residential treatment. If you don’t have insurance at all, then outpatient rehab may be your only chance for success.
Convenience- The flexibility and cost of outpatient rehab make it a very convenient choice for many patients. This is especially true when you are able to find a reputable spot close to home. Being able to keep your job, attend school, and take care of family responsibilities is a huge plus.
Different Outpatient Rehabs
Choosing the best outpatient rehab may be a challenge at first. While every outpatient center has the same goal in mind; that is, continued sobriety, each one will operate in a different way.
• Dates and times- One difference is the days and times you will be able to attend. Some rehab centers offer daytime meetings while other offer nighttime meetings. Many offer a wide variety of times to fit the needs of a large variety of clients. Some operate only during the week while others also offer weekend meetings.
• Gender- You may find some outpatient rehabs that are also gender-based. If you are a woman and would prefer a woman-only outpatient center, you may be able to find one that offers this type of service. As a man, you may be able to locate a men-only outpatient center as well.
• Sexuality- If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, many outpatient rehabs now offer meetings strictly for this demographic. You may even find more personalized services depending on the sexuality you identify with.
• Age-specific-Some outpatient centers offer age-specific meetings. These are typically geared toward teenagers who do not wish to be grouped with adults during their meetings. Family therapy is often a big part of the process when minors are involved.
• Amenities- While most outpatient centers focus mainly on meetings and therapy groups, some offer additional amenities for their patients. These may include holistic activities such as yoga, meditation classes, nutrition and exercise classes, and others.
• Continuing care- It’s important to continue ongoing care, even if you are months into your sobriety. Outpatient rehabs often offer their patients a chance to participate in specific support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. You’ll attend groups led by licensed therapists, and you’ll also choose when you want to go.
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We know how hard it is to get the help you need when you are suffering from an addiction. We’re here to make every step as easy as possible! Stop by or call today at 833-610-1174. When addiction is a problem, we offer the solution.