For those of us with little to no experience with how to treat alcoholism or addiction, when we think of rehab, a lot of different things come to mind. Going away for 30 days, entering a sober living, going to a detox, or going to outpatient. Once we do some research, sometimes outpatient is one of the most likely choices being offered, especially for parents of adolescents. But what exactly is outpatient rehab?

What exactly is outpatient rehab?

There are many different types of outpatient facilities, but when we talk about alcoholism and addiction, we’re talking outpatient drug rehab. Outpatient rehab is a form of addiction treatment that includes psychological, counseling, and educational sessions on the nature of addiction.

Outpatient treatment is designed for individuals who are highly committed to recovery and can handle living/working at home during the period of treatment. While less expensive than inpatient rehab, it isn’t for everyone, especially those who need to be REMOVED from their home environments. During outpatient therapy, patients travel to a clinic, treatment facility, or hospital to attend sessions, but then they return home instead of remaining hospitalized.

Who should go to outpatient rehab?

Outpatient drug rehab can be suitable for adolescents whose parents have become worried about an increase in their drug-seeking behavior and wish to curb the problem without having to sacrifice taking their child out of school. Because many programs offer sessions before or after school as well as weekends, these are often ideal for adolescents new to therapy who do not want to be uprooted from their educational community.

How long does it take?

Most programs require a minimum of around six (6) hours attendance weekly over the course of 10-12 weeks. Some more intensive outpatient programs may go up to twenty (20) hours of treatment per week. And weekend programs are usually about 6-10 hours of treatment on Friday evenings, Saturday – Sunday mornings. The National Institute of Drug Abuse suggests that outpatient rehab outcomes are more successful when an individual participates in rehab for 90 days or more, if needed.

Find the Best Outpatient Rehab

You can ask your doctor or therapist to recommend or refer you to an outpatient rehab in your area, or you can do your own research when choosing the right rehab program. While doing your own research you can use the extensive listing of licensed and certified treatment facilities and narrow your search down to your state and local area.


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