Who is Outpatient Addiction Treatment Best For?

Acceptance Recovery Center offers a number of treatment programs in Scottsdale AZ, and outpatient rehab is one of them. Many people who inquire about our services have questions on this program and how it can help treat an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Outpatient treatment is a flexible type of care that is best for milder substance abuse problems. It is also a step down from inpatient care, so some people start our program as soon as they complete an inpatient program. This way, there are no lapses in treatment.

No matter where you are in your recovery, an outpatient program is a supportive tool that can help you grow stronger in your recovery. Let’s learn more about this type of care and who it’s best for.

What is Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

Outpatient rehab is an excellent choice for people who want to stop using drugs and alcohol but need a program that is flexible and works around their schedules. This type of program is less restrictive than inpatient care and allows people to return home in the evenings to be with their families. Most outpatient programs require 10-12 hours a week at the treatment center.

An outpatient program is comprehensive and includes drug abuse education, individual and group counseling, relapse prevention education and attendance in 12-step groups. Each program is slightly different in terms of what they offer and the frequency of their meetings, but you can also expect a lot of similarities between them.

Ultimately, you’ll want to look for an outpatient program that has experience treating your addiction, can accommodate your schedule and accepts your insurance. Generally speaking, outpatient care is less expensive than inpatient care because you’re not sleeping, eating and living at the treatment center. Still, you’ll want insurance to help out with the costs.

What Types of Things Will I Do During Outpatient Treatment?

Much of the time in outpatient rehab is spent in therapy. People who are new to recovery often need to attend therapy most days of the week. As you grow more confident in your recovery and begin transitioning to other responsibilities, you can probably decrease the time spent in therapy.

  • Individual therapy takes place in a safe, supportive setting where you’re able to let down your guard and share your innermost feelings in a judgement-free zone. You’ll also develop stronger emotional skill sets to take on life’s challenges. We generally recommend 1-2 hours a week in individual therapy.
  • Group therapy brings clients together to process their emotions and feelings and discover better ways to handle stressful situations. Acceptance Recovery Center goes beyond traditional group therapy to offer Process Groups, Psychoeducational Groups and Therapeutic Activity Groups. As with individual therapy, we recommend 1-2 hours each week doing group work.
  • Our outpatient program also gives clients access to our alternative therapies. You can take advantage of these services as you need them to support your recovery. Alternative therapies include:
    • Trauma resolution
    • Relapse prevention
    • Music and art therapy
    • Yoga and meditation
    • Outdoor therapy
    • Animal assisted therapy
    • EMDR therapy

Who is Outpatient Therapy Best For?

While outpatient treatment offers a wide range of tangible benefits, it is not for everyone. Some people need more intense, specialized treatment before they can start with an outpatient program. Being honest about your needs is the best way to ensure you choose the right treatment program.

We feel that outpatient treatment is best for people that meet the following criteria:

  • Strong support network. An outpatient program does not include room and board. You’ll be living in society among your friends and family. We strongly encourage those in outpatient care to have a strong social network they can count on for support and structure.
  • Sober home environment. Because you will be living at home and commuting to your therapy sessions, it’s imperative that you have a safe and sober living environment. You and your family must be committed to removing all drugs and alcohol from the home and keeping prescription medications in a locked cabinet.
  • Mild to moderate addiction. Thanks to medication-assisted treatment and other therapies, more people are able to receive all of their treatment from an outpatient program. Nevertheless, we still recommend outpatient care for less serious addictions. People with significant withdrawal symptoms or severe mental health problems usually need inpatient rehab.
  • Some treatment received. Outpatient care can be a great “step down” from an inpatient program. You have been through detox and have received some counseling, which means you can jump right into an outpatient program and continue working your recovery.
  • Flexibility required. Inpatient treatment is not practical for everyone. If you have work, go to school or have other responsibilities, a flexible outpatient program will accommodate these needs and make treatment more attainable.

Acceptance Recovery Center Offers Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Recovery is an ongoing process. Some days will be easier than others, but it’s important not to let down your guard or get complacent in your recovery. To help you and others through this, Acceptance Recovery Center is committed to offering a wide range of therapies. Even though recovery can be stressful at times, it’s also an eye-opening experience that teaches you a lot about your inner struggles and how to be the best version of yourself.

As a client of ours, here are some of the things you can expect from our outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Scottsdale:

  • Private, discreet treatment that is ideal for moms, dads and working professionals.
  • Access to a wide range of alternative therapies to support a well-rounded recovery.
  • Sober living homes available for those who have toxic home environments. This allows almost anyone to take advantage of our outpatient program.
  • Highly qualified team that includes clinicians, doctors and primary therapists.
  • Most major insurances are accepted, though we can help those who need financial assistance.
  • Introduction to 12-step philosophy to help you understand what led you to abuse drugs and alcohol.

If you believe that our outpatient program can help you or a loved one, contact Acceptance Recovery Center today. With a full continuum of care under one roof, we look forward to helping you stop the cycle of abuse.