If you can manage your addiction throughout the day but still need professional help to maintain your recovery, an outpatient rehab center may be a good option. Outpatient rehab offers counseling and other programs that allow you to commit to your recovery without disrupting other areas of your life. You do not have to neglect responsibilities at home, work, or school while completing your program.
Several rehab centers in your area offer outpatient rehab programs. Which one is best? That depends on your addiction’s circumstances, whether you have a mental health condition, and your recovery goals. At a minimum, an outpatient rehab center should offer a detox center, evidence-based treatment, and aftercare programs that promote a lasting recovery from addiction.
A Detox Center
Detox is the first step to recovery. It is the process of flushing the toxins out of your body and allowing both the body and mind to heal. Detox can last up to 14 days, depending on the severity and circumstances of the addiction. Although detox is necessary, it is also painful. Addiction treatment centers should offer detox services, such as:
- Fully licensed medical staff
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Emergency medical care
- 24/7 supervision and support
- Comfortable, safe detox facilities
If you are searching for an outpatient rehab center, ask about detox services that include medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Medication can help curb your cravings and reduce the withdrawal symptoms. You may also request an assessment that determines whether you can detox at home or need to enter the rehab center during the detox stage of your recovery. You may need residential detox early on but can transition into outpatient care during rehab.
An accredited and licensed rehab center typically offers evidence-based treatment (EBT) as a primary care form. EBT is backed by scientific research, years of academic study, and ongoing client observation. Treatment professionals utilize EBT because it produces a higher rate of results in clients. Common forms of EBT include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Motivational interviewing
Most therapy sessions are conducted in individual and group settings and are led by a licensed therapist. Your sessions last 30 to 60 minutes and may continue over the course of three to six months. Holistic therapy is also offered as a supplement to EBT. Holistic therapy may include yoga, meditation, nutrition, fitness, massage therapy, art or music, outdoor activities, or group activities. All forms of therapy are designed to embrace mindfulness and find solutions for eliminating drugs or alcohol for good.
One of the benefits of outpatient rehab programs is that you can transition from addiction to recovery while managing your daily life at the same time. This contrasts with residential therapy, where you are isolated for three months and then must relearn how to function in society after you get clean. However, even after you complete your rehab, you’ll still need tools and resources that help you stay on track with your recovery goals.
Addiction aftercare programs provide continued support that lasts long after your initial treatment. You can create a support network that helps you in almost every area of your life. For instance, if you need to be around others who are also in recovery, you can join a support group or an alumni program. Or you may want to continue meeting with your therapist to learn more about your addiction and strategies you can use to stay clean.
Learn More About Outpatient Rehab at Fresh Start Recovery Center
If you are committed to overcoming your addiction to drugs or alcohol, we can help. To learn more about outpatient rehab, contact Fresh Start Recovery Center at 833.625.0398, or contact us online. Let us help you get on the road to recovery.