Once you have decided that you need addiction treatment, you can become overwhelmed with decisions that must be made. There are numerous facilities and programs to research to find the best fit for you or your loved one’s needs. Individuals can heal and recover from a substance use disorder with the right program and support.
People commonly ask: “Could outpatient rehab work for me?” First, not all outpatient treatment programs are the same. Intensive outpatient programs or IOPs are excellent alternatives for people who might opt for residential care but simply cannot for any range of reasons, from family and career responsibilities to finances. But for those who have been through treatment already and need a guiding hand to help them maintain their sobriety, an outpatient program may be the best option.
If you are thinking of starting outpatient treatment, consider reaching out to Northpoint Recovery to get answers and learn more. It’s easy.
What to Expect from Outpatient Treatment
In an outpatient treatment program, you can benefit from rehab and family life simultaneously.
Having a stable, safe home environment is important for inpatient treatment to work. If no one is encouraging and supportive, the process is made harder for you. It is vital, too, that no one at home is actively drinking or using drugs. If there is, it is an obvious trigger that could derail recovery before it’s off the ground. But if you are leaning towards outpatient rehab, there are clear benefits to this option.
Benefits of Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient treatment is built around an individual’s schedule. It’s designed to provide the necessary support to allow a person to live, work, and play with freedom. There are several practical benefits to an outpatient treatment program:
- Familiar surroundings. Aside from supportive family and friends, the environment is often important to people in recovery. Many people are sensitive to their space and surroundings, and rehab somewhere familiar can help them. In addition, the presence of comforting and familiar items like your books, music, photographs, or any other physical objects that bring you comfort, can also be helpful during recovery.
- Support. In rehab, the companionship, solidarity, and support of people who can relate to your circumstances and share lived experiences are important. They, too, are committed to their recovery and keeping up with their commitments to work, family, and other obligations. These peers are entering your new sober friend group on the ground floor. Some of them will stay connected to you beyond rehab and perhaps through life.
- Your passions. Though many rehab facilities have an enormous range of therapeutic offerings, including things like equine therapy and fitness programs, you no doubt have interests that once sustained you—before addiction—and that will help you now as you start your recovery. Whatever your addiction stole from you, you can reclaim it while in an outpatient rehab program. In addition, you’ll have time away from the facility that you will be able to fill with meaningful activities. You can renew your relationship with the things you enjoyed to enhance your recovery process and your sense of wellbeing.
- Cost-effectiveness. If being in an inpatient program will give you anxiety about the cost, it won’t be easy to focus on your recovery. However, outpatient rehab is less expensive than residential rehab.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Northpoint Recovery
Intensive outpatient rehab has many similarities to general outpatient treatment programs. Still, it typically involves a greater time commitment due to the specific factors of the client’s addiction, such as substance abuse history, previous relapses, levels of at-home support, and what they need to feel safe.
No two paths to recovery are the same, and, thankfully, there is more than one option for those who seek sobriety. Discuss all the options with a recovery specialist. Share your health profile, details of your support systems, and your recovery goals with them.
Northpoint Recovery can help. Our recovery specialists, therapists, medical staff, and recovery coaches will create a treatment plan that works for you. Call us today at 208.486.0130 or use our online form if you want to explore outpatient treatment options at Northpoint Recovery.