What is outpatient treatment?
Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment refers to nonresidential substance abuse treatment. Clients in an outpatient program live at home or at nearby sober living facilities while they attend outpatient treatment. In general, facilities require that you attend somewhere between 3 and 18 hours of clinical groups and individual sessions with a therapist. It also often includes dual diagnosis treatment. Outpatient treatment allows clients to return to work or school while still being connected to a strong system of support.
Do I need outpatient treatment?
Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment is a great way to continue receiving treatment after you have completed a higher level or care. For many addicts and alcohols, they find that 30 days of inpatient therapy helps them tremendously, but upon leaving treatment they have difficulty maintaining sobriety back in their home environment. They have gone from around the clock professional support and treatment to being on their own. They are suddenly confronted with the different changes they must make to lead a sober life and often feel overwhelmed. Outpatient is a way to ease that transition. Outpatient may also be right for someone who has experienced a brief relapse. The do not need to detox again, but clearly need to continue addressing their issues with a licensed addictions therapist. It is also a good option for someone who is unable to attend inpatient drug and alcohol treatment, but would still like to receive the benefits of professional help.
What kinds of groups are offered as part of an intensive outpatient program?
Examples of groups offered by outpatient rehab programs in Florida include:
- Relapse Prevention
- Big Book Step Study
- Art Therapy
- Faith-based groups
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Relationships and Recovery
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma Therapy
How can I find a licensed and certified outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program in Florida?
There is a Solution is a free treatment referral and intervention service. We work with a number of licensed and certified inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities in Florida. We are a team of addictions specialists and interventionists who specialize in placing men, women and teens in the proper treatment facilities. We can help you determine if outpatient is right for you and, if so, which facility would be most appropriate.
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