Outpatient Treatment Programs: What to Prepare For

Outpatient addiction recovery therapy is not for everyone. Many people benefit greatly from the inpatient structure, deep relationships with fellow patients, and 24/7 support and care from medical professionals.

While many people think they have an accurate idea of what in-patient addiction recovery treatment looks like, very few have a concept of what outpatient recovery can be.  Even when the perception of what in-patient recovery entails is wholly incorrect, at least there is a concept there to work with. While many people benefit from the flexibility, family support, and real-life integration that outpatient substance abuse addiction recovery programs can offer, understanding what they can bring to the patient’s well-being is limited.

Certainly when there is an underlying health condition that provides added challenge to the recovery process, the addict will be better served by the in-patient care system that so many excellent treatment facilities provide.  However, the most prestigious and advanced recovery facilities also provide programs for outpatient treatment, and the benefits of these programs for many in recovery are astonishing.  Each program is different.  Some facilities design around the idea of an evening/weekend recovery program, while allowing each patient to work during the day with ability to interact with friends and family.

Other programs are structured so that patients report in daily, are monitored and accountable, but are able to flex their schedule around personal life needs.  When there are so many responsibilities in the lives of adults today, no matter how addiction impacts us, there is a need for the highly personalized and flexible care that a superior addiction treatment program will offer the patient and the patient’s family.

In some programs, out-patient therapy is used as a substitute for a Sober Living program.  The patient is still accountable for testing and reporting at appointed times, and interacts heavily with their therapist and treatment professionals.  However, the patient lives at home and gradually assumes more and more responsibilities for the running of their own life.  Financial matters, personal relationships, the ability to self-manage feeding and clothing appropriately and the interactions that we all experience in daily life become a part of the patient’s recovery in real life, rather than in the heavily monitored yet flexible venue of a Sober Living Program. Perhaps the biggest benefit of an out-patient transition platform is the opportunity for the patient to re-establish and nurture relationships that may have been damaged during addiction, and to fully devote time and energy to re-connecting with loved ones.


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