Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab is a vital part of the recovery process. While it is traditionally recommended that addicted individuals enter some sort of residential treatment program initially to jump-start their recovery, addiction specialists quickly realized that some sort of intermediate level of care was necessary to help recovering addicts avoid the temptation of relapse while they ease back into their day to day lives.
Too often people thought that residential rehab could serve as a quick fix to “cure” their addiction woes, but in reality, fighting addiction is a life-long commitment, and attending outpatient drug and alcohol rehab, as well as aftercare, play integral roles after residential treatment. To ensure a full continuum of care for our clients, we have added an evening outpatient drug and alcohol program to Destination Hope.
What is Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
At Destination Hope, we offer what we refer to as intensive outpatient drug and alcohol rehab. This treatment level usually consists of fewer hours of counseling than residential programs and is really ideal for individuals who are graduating from an inpatient treatment program, but still desire continued structure and support while they return to their professional, social and familial obligations.
Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab is also ideal for individuals further along in their recovery that don’t need as much structure in order to remain sober. Our outpatient drug and alcohol rehab focuses specifically on relapse prevention, coping skills and addiction education to arm our clients with the tools they need to move forward in their lives drug and alcohol-free.
Structurally, outpatient drug and alcohol rehab differs from residential rehab in a few key ways. For starters, it’s not required that you live on the property for this level of treatment. Many of our clients fresh from inpatient rehab will move to what’s referred to as a sober living house.
They will re-learn the skills of living on their own, without the crutch of drugs and alcohol like cooking, cleaning and working – all while under the supervision of counselors. Typically, sober living houses employ a curfew and random drug and alcohol testing, as well. Other recovering addicts, further along in their transition back to their day-to-day life, will live at home either with their family or on their own while attending outpatient drug and alcohol rehab.
Benefits of Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Outpatient treatment programs offer recovering addicts a few key benefits. Firstly, in outpatient rehab, an individual has the freedom to continue their career. Since they are not living at the rehab facility full time, they have the ability to go to work and continue on in their respective jobs.
Additionally, women with children have historically had a hard time justifying admitting themselves into residential rehab when they feel such an innate responsibility to their kids. Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs allow the mother or father to resume their head of household responsibilities, all while still getting the invaluable treatment and support they need.
Destination Hope is a Joint Commission accredited drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment center in South Florida. Destination Hope is thrilled to announce evening outpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs for women who simply cannot attend the daytime programs due to professional or familial obligations.
At Destination Hope, our only goal is to be whatever you need us to be to aid you in your valiant recovery efforts. We’re confident that the addition of evening outpatient drug and alcohol rehab for women will enable us to continue to do just that. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.