To overcome an addiction to drugs and alcohol and maintain long-term sobriety, many people need professional addiction treatment. For more severe addictions, some people require residential or inpatient treatment that provides 24-hour care in a hospital-like setting. But for others transitioning out of inpatient treatment or who cannot attend an inpatient treatment center, outpatient treatment is a wonderful option. Inpatient treatment is not a practical option for many people, and fortunately, there are other treatment options. The following are five benefits of outpatient treatment.
Minimizes Disruption to Daily Life
One of the major obstacles preventing people from seeking addiction treatment is the challenge of taking an extended leave of absence from their job or personal family obligations. It is nearly impossible for working parents to take the time to attend an inpatient treatment program, so outpatient treatment is a great option. Many treatment centers offer sessions and therapy that take place in the evenings or on the weekends. One of the major benefits of outpatient treatment is that struggling individuals can receive the help they need without neglecting the other aspects of their lives.
Stay Connected to Loved Ones
Receiving support from your loved ones can be a great way to stay motivated and focused while in treatment. This important support network is often cut off when a person enters inpatient treatment. For many patients, the primary motivation in seeking help is to repair the relationships with their loved ones. Living among supportive loved ones while in treatment can be extremely beneficial for an individual’s recovery and treatment outcomes.
Another barrier to receiving treatment is often the cost of care. The reality is that rehab is very expensive, particularly when it comes to inpatient programs. Outpatient treatment is much more affordable as you only have to pay for the sessions you attend, rather than food, shelter, and around-the-clock care with an inpatient program. Insurance companies are also more likely to pay for outpatient treatment than inpatient programs.
Get Connected to the Recovery Community
There are recovery communities all around the world, but it can be difficult to find them if you don’t know where to look. By entering an outpatient treatment program, you will be introduced to a recovery community in your area, as well as meet individuals on the same journey as you in your outpatient program. Developing sober support networks is critical to an individual’s recovery from drugs and alcohol. The bonds you form will help you stay connected and maintain your sobriety.
These are just a few of the benefits of outpatient treatment. It is best to speak with an addiction professional and receive a recommendation on what level of treatment is best for you.
Recreate Life Counseling Services
Recreate Life Counseling offers proven and effective addiction treatment at the outpatient level. Located in the sun and warmth of South Florida, Recreate can help you or your loved one recover from your addiction and recreate your life. To hear more about our treatment programs and services, call us today.