Is Outpatient Rehab Needed After Residential Treatment?

Outpatient care is defined as a hospital or medical facility care that you receive without being admitted or for a stay of fewer than 24 hours. Outpatient treatment programs are designed to provide restorative instruction and direction for individuals that are beginning to reintegrate into society.

The two types of outpatient treatment are group therapy sessions and one-on-one sessions. Outpatient group therapy sessions focus on the daily complications that the individual might come across at home, work, or in the community.

One-on-one sessions complement the work done in the group setting by helping clients reprocess any triggers from their root emotional and relationship issues. By continually working through these issues, patients will increase the likelihood of success at practicing lifelong recovery. Outpatient rehab usually is made up of 10 to 12 hours a week spent at the treatment. Outpatient rehab usually lasts between three to six months or over a year.

Outpatient After Residential Rehab

Why is Outpatient Rehab Needed After Residential Treatment?

During outpatient rehab, clinicians or doctors can administer medications on-site to soothe withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, depression and increased heart rate. To achieve a safe recovery plan, physical and mental check-ups are necessary, and these are included in outpatient rehab. There are medical professionals and mental health counselors that can teach the necessary skills to avoid a relapse after residential treatment.

The step-down approach means sessions become less intensive and frequent as a patient grows during treatment. ​According to the National Institute of Mental Health, talk therapy can help a person looking to change the addictive behaviors of outpatient rehab clients.

Psychotherapy (sometimes called “talk therapy”) is a term for a variety of treatment techniques that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior. ​(NIH)

Outpatient rehab allows for an individual to go back to work or other commitments while overcoming their drug and alcohol dependence and then maintain their recovery over the long run. While the individual gets to live at home, if family and friends are part of their support system, they can still receive treatment.

Outpatient rehab is helpful with co-occurring problems or disorders, such as depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. After residential treatment, patients will find that the constant urges to use will arise, but showing up and participating in sessions will facilitate a successful recovery. A structured and monitored outpatient rehab plan provides a higher rate of the long-term success the patient aspires.

Is Outpatient Rehab at Recreate Life Counseling Helpful?

Treatment plans here at Recreate Life Counseling are designed with respect for our clients’ core values. We understand that for our clients to achieve and stay in recovery, we must believe in them and help them in their journey to recreating themselves and their lives. Here in Boynton Beach, Florida, we will create an individualized treatment program that meets the needs of each client so that the vision they have for their lives can become a reality. We are constantly updating our theories and methods to avoid ineffective methods from the past.

Our outpatient rehab will accommodate the daily responsibilities of our clients without interfering with their work, school and family obligations. Our clients will be able to discuss rehab options that best fit their needs. We walk them through the entire recovery process. Our outpatient rehab won’t be limited to treating just the addictions because we assess the person a whole. We encourage that you talk to one of our team experts in substance abuse to answer all your questions about getting help for yourself or an addicted loved one.