Exploring Different Types of Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs
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Exploring Different Types of Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

Are you tired of waking up tired and hungover? Are your health and your career starting to suffer under the weight of your unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol?

Over 95,000 people die from alcohol misuse alone in the US every year. Don’t become another statistic, reach out now.

If you can’t take time off work to indulge in a full-time residential treatment program, you can still get the help you need with outpatient addiction treatment.

Take a look at the different types of treatment programs available to you.

Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment

These addiction programs aim to guide you through the first stages of giving up drugs or alcohol. They involve several hours of therapy a day in a hospital setting as well as medical monitoring to help see you through withdrawals.

Depending on your drug of choice, this treatment may include medication to help you cope.

Some inpatient rehab centers offer outpatient services too. Some of them offer extremely luxurious facilities akin to their inpatient rehab facilities. Many affluent patients opt for this solution. These reasons explain why.

Outpatient therapy focuses on teaching you the basics. As your situation improves, your outpatient treatment gradually tapers off. It’s a good idea to continue with further counseling after a stint in outpatient rehab.

Addiction Recovery Counselling

Most one-on-one addiction counseling takes the form of cognitive-behavioral therapy. It focuses on stopping or reducing drug use while addressing areas of impaired functioning.

This type of therapy can help you cope with trials like legal troubles, family and social fall-outs, career problems, and more. The focus is on short-term recovery goals as well as long-term changes to your behavior and thought processes.

Most counselors encourage their clients to embark on a 12-step program to continue their sober journey. They can also help with referrals for medical, employment, legal, and psychiatric assistance

Often counseling comes to an end once you’ve made satisfactory progress. When it does, you should consider continuing with one of the approved group therapy programs.

Group Counselling

Group therapy’s often the therapy of choice for those who’ve already undergone intensive rehab programs. There are meetings available for people suffering from every kind of addiction including drugs, gambling, alcohol, and other compulsions.

There’s always an ‘anonymous’ meeting on the go everywhere whether it’s held in person or virtually.  Everyone’s welcome at these gatherings and there’s no charge for attending.

Group therapy offers a wonderful opportunity to meet with other addicts. You can share their experiences and also benefit from a sense of accountability to your peers.

You’re Never Alone

Have you found the ideal outpatient addiction treatment for your needs?

There’s always help at hand for those suffering from addiction. Don’t put it off because you’re at a loss about how to get help for addiction – you don’t need to go through this alone.

If you’re still undecided, reach out to someone who’s been there before for advice or get in touch with your local branch of AA or NA.

For more advice and information on addiction, browse our menu for more blogs on the topic.

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