When you’re at a point where you can maintain relative stability in your recovery from addiction, outpatient rehab may be the right option. Outpatient treatment programs can vary in intensity and can look different for everyone. While some patients may start at this level of care, most enter outpatient treatment as part of a continuum of care so they can transition back into daily life.
What Is Outpatient Rehab?
Addiction treatment has a wide spectrum of intensity. Rehab levels of treatment can range from the highly structured setting of acute inpatient rehabilitation, the balanced offerings of oversight and autonomy in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, to minimally supervised treatment.
Outpatient rehab is designed for people whose needs for oversight and intensive structure are relatively low. Outpatient treatment for drug or alcohol addiction usually involves clients living at home or in sober living housing and commuting to a rehab center during the day for medical and counseling support several times a week.
The decreased need for acute care means that outpatient rehab costs are significantly lower than inpatient or residential treatment. The specific cost of outpatient rehab depends on the services an individual needs. Many insurance plans cover some or all outpatient rehab services. While some people can begin their treatment and recovery journey with outpatient treatment, it’s more common that they begin with inpatient or residential rehab and then move into an outpatient program when they’re ready.
Topics Covered in Outpatient Rehab
While everyone’s treatment plan will be tailored to their unique needs, there are often key topics covered in outpatient rehab. Relapse prevention and applying the skills you learned in earlier treatment levels are key areas covered in outpatient rehab. A lot of the therapy will also occur in group settings, and it can take on a workshop format. Topics might include:
- Struggles in early recovery
- 12-step programs and success
- Relapse prevention and dealing with cravings
- Mental health
- Stress management
- Family systems
- Rebuilding relationships
- Developing healthy habits
- Returning to school or work
- Co-occurring disorders
Who Should Seek Outpatient Rehab?
Outpatient rehab can be a standalone treatment or a transitionary step after you complete inpatient or residential treatment. Someone ready and well-suited to outpatient treatment:
- Is mentally and physically stable
- Doesn’t need intensive care for addiction or mental health concerns.
- Lives in a stable, substance-free environment or a sober living house
- Is willing to dedicate significant energy to their recovery
Benefits of Outpatient Rehab
Outpatient treatment offers unique benefits for someone who’s ready for it. If you don’t have stable housing or are not ready to return to aspects of your daily life, you should go for a higher level of care first. If you are ready for outpatient rehab, benefits include:
- There’s a sense of social support when you participate in group sessions.
- You may be able to begin working or go back to your job or school.
- Outpatient rehab is less expensive than inpatient treatment.
- You can maintain a closer relationship with your family and loved ones.
- You can begin to test the waters with the skills you’ve learned for your recovery, but you still have a sense of a safety net.
- There’s a high level of flexibility.
- Outpatient rehab offers a smoother transition to your long-term recovery than going straight from inpatient care back to your daily life.
Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab in South Florida
If you’re at a point where you’ve gone through detox and inpatient care, you can still benefit from outpatient rehab in South Florida. With our outpatient programs, you have flexibility and support. The biggest goal is to help you establish a sense of independence while reducing the chance of relapse. You have a balance of benefits and responsibilities in these programs. You take ownership of your life, but you’re also in a transitional phase, so there’s extra support when you need it.
About The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village offers advanced, customized drug and alcohol treatment programs. We empower people on their unique path to recovery. We have locations throughout the country to help people who are dealing not only with substance misuse but also co-occurring mental health disorders.
We offer a full continuum of care, from residential care to outpatient programs, and complete discharge plans to facilitate long-term recovery. Since 2013, we’ve treated more than 12,000 patients and continue to serve the needs of people who want to make a change.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
An intensive outpatient program is considered a step down from partial hospitalization rehab programs. We offer intensive outpatient care and treatment to help you transition back to daily life in recovery. You live at home during this level of care, but it requires a more significant time commitment than some other outpatient programs. Intensive outpatient programs are available at The Recovery Village Palm Beach and The Recovery Village Miami.
Outpatient Drug Rehab
Our outpatient drug rehab programs are available only at The Recovery Village Miami. These cover recovery from a wide variety of substances. You can benefit from psychotherapy, medical care, and psychiatric services during outpatient drug rehab, typically on a scheduled basis. You’ll be expected to take on more significant responsibilities in your daily life and manage your own recovery from drug addiction.
Outpatient Alcohol Rehab
Available at The Recovery Village Miami, you may benefit from an outpatient alcohol program if you have minimal medical detox requirements or have already detoxed. We encourage most people with alcohol dependence to go through medical detox because of the unique risks of withdrawal. Once you’ve detoxed and either gone through a higher level of care or you’re ready to start outpatient treatment, you’ll have contact with individual and group therapists. You’ll discover the underlying factors that led to an alcohol addiction and how you can prevent relapse in the future.
At The Recovery Village, one of our key priorities is accessibility to care for everyone. As part of that, we’ve introduced new telehealth initiatives. You can use our Nobu app to access clinical assessments, set goals and progress, participate in mindfulness training, and track your mood and journal. To support your recovery, you can also schedule online therapy sessions with licensed providers and work with your therapist securely and confidentially.
Aftercare and Sober Living
Sober living allows you to gain a newfound sense of autonomy while living in a safe, structured environment. Sober living homes are ideal for the vulnerable periods of early recovery. You live with other people who have gone through treatment. You practice your coping skills in an environment that’s drug and alcohol-free. There are rules, and there’s a sense of structure that’s beneficial in these early parts of recovery. Aftercare plans at The Recovery Village Palm Beach can connect you with local sober living accommodations, when appropriate.
The aftercare program also includes relapse prevention planning, connections to recovery resources in your local community and alumni programs. Our alumni programs let you stay in touch with your treatment team and keep building on those bonds you made while you were in rehab. Aftercare plans might include participating in support groups like 12-step programs and ongoing therapy.
What Does Our Outpatient Rehab Include?
Just like our inpatient programs, outpatient rehab is based on your needs. This means that you might participate in a variety of therapy settings.
- You could continue individual therapy, group therapy and family counseling.
- We offer a range of modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and gender-specific counseling.
- You’ll work on concrete relapse prevention strategies that work for you and continue to receive counseling for co-occurring mental health conditions.
We look at the whole picture during all levels of care at The Recovery Village. We want to provide you with the tools you need to sustain a recovery no matter what life might bring, which is why we facilitate treatment plans around who you are and what you need.
Why Choose The Recovery Village?
At The Recovery Village, we understand the magnitude of responsibility in helping you recover from addiction. You are entrusting us with your needs, mentally, physically and emotionally. We’re here to support your personal growth and healing as an individual, and we understand that no two people or their stories are the same.
Treatment is in your hands with outpatient rehab, and you can have flexible support in starting recovery. If you wish to participate in an outpatient rehabilitation that will honor your independence but give you the treatment support you need, The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health offers outpatient care that can enhance your recovery. Call to learn more about our options for you.