Outpatient treatment can be a great phase of the recovery process for those who have successfully taken the first steps. In an outpatient treatment program, clients either live on site or come to the rehab facility for treatment. For those who stay on site, they have access to services 24-hours a day but are not in a closely monitored environment.
Find out if an outpatient treatment program is the right fit for you.
Those Who Benefit From Outpatient Rehab
1. Working Parents
If you’re responsible for dependents at home, you may benefit from outpatient rehab. In an intensive outpatient program, you can attend sessions during the day while your children are at school and still be home for them at night. Of course, if your addiction is fairly severe and you co-parent with someone else, you might want to consider inpatient rehab instead.
2. People With Time Limitations
Those who can’t take extended time away from work or family often find outpatient treatment useful, since it’s so flexible with your schedule. Unlike inpatient treatment, which is often a straight 30 days or more in duration, an outpatient program can require you to take less time away from work and familial obligations.
3. People With Less Severe Addictions
While all addictions can be difficult to break, certain addictions are less severe than others and therefore don’t require as much daily monitoring. Those who are recovering from drug and alcohol dependency may need 24-hour care and monitoring and are therefore less suited for an outpatient program.
4. Those With A Stable Environment
If you have a stable home life without significant temptations, outpatient rehab may be all you need. Inpatient programs give clients a safe environment away from daily temptations, stressful situations and unstable households. However, if you find that you do have quite a bit of stability at home, and you don’t have as many temptations in your immediate surroundings as others, you may prefer outpatient rehab.
Get Started With Outpatient Treatment
For an intensive outpatient program in Maryland, call us. We offer individualized treatment programs, relapse prevention skills, 12-step meetings and much more. Our clients have the option, if needed, of living in residential housing during the outpatient program. In this environment, clients are able to connect with others who are in the same stage of recovery, while still maintaining a sense of self-sufficiency.
Dr. Bhalavat is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and provides inpatient evaluation and consultation services at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Maryland Recovery Partners, and Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Bhalavat’s background includes treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and dementia.