OUTPATIENT DRUG REHAB

Getting the Help You Need

Only a small percentage of those who need addiction treatment ever secure it in a rehab setting. This is because of a reluctance to admit a problem, cost and other difficulties. If you, a friend or a family member is addicted to some drug, visiting an outpatient drug rehab facility may give you the specialized help that you need to return to sobriety and to be free of addiction.

What is Outpatient Drug Rehab?

Outpatient drug rehab allows a person to live in their own home or in a sober living facility. These programs allow you to receive all the help that you need in a very flexible way and one that suits your life-style. Outpatient drug rehab allows you to have all the treatments that are available cheaper than an inpatient rehab program. You can also continue to work, or even go to school while attending outpatient treatment. 

A typical outpatient drug treatment program varies from facility to facility. You should select one that meets your own specific treatment needs. Most recovering addicts requires 2-5 months in outpatient care, but some who are severely addicted require up to one year of treatment. At an outpatient drug rehab, people are not only treated for the symptoms of an addiction, but they also receive support for the root cause of their problem. This makes sure there is little risk of a relapse.

Outpatient rehab facilities offer a range of supports that treat a person in a holistic manner such as individual counseling, group counseling and behavioral therapy. These counseling sessions help to promote an understanding of the addiction disease concept. It also helps to address emotional issues and behaviors that could prevent recovery and teach you relapse prevention techniques and help in the implementation of an effective aftercare treatment strategy.

Difference Between Outpatient and Inpatient Drug Rehab

The difference between outpatient and inpatient drug rehab facilities is the cost. On average the cost for an inpatient drug rehab program is around $7000 per month, and there are some that can cost between $20,000 – $30,000 for a 90-day program. Generally, outpatient drug rehab facilities cost the individual several hundred dollars a month, yet they too can be very effective in the recovery from an addiction.

Outpatient rehab facilities allow greater flexibility than inpatient rehab and this means that you can stay in your job and have a normal life. Many inpatient facilities make you feel isolated and you are confined in the facility for the entire duration of your treatment. This may be suitable for some severe addicts or young people who are at risk from their environment. These programs also have a therapeutic environment and allow patients to receive the treatment they need.

Inpatient rehab care can be very effective.  Many individuals cannot afford the cost and moreover they prefer the support of family and friends.  Outpatient care is an alternative to rehab giving you the flexibility you need, and the professional treatment required to end an addiction. Suboxone is a prescription medication that is used in both types of rehab programs and can help an addict to overcome an addiction to opiates such as Heroin and Oxycontin.

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