Outpatient care tends to be the most flexible, requiring only about 10 to 12 hours a week of treatment at the facility. During these scheduled times, the focus is on providing rehabilitation education, individual assessments, and ongoing support. This type of treatment offers intermediate support and is typically viewed as a transitional step to help people bridge the gap between full-time residential treatment and their return to independent living. Many clients choose outpatient care because it allows them to continue living their regular lives. If you believe you have an exceptional degree of commitment to your sobriety and a strong support system at home, you can be successful in an outpatient care program.
One often-overlooked benefit of outpatient care is that you get to put the coping strategies you learn into action right way. This can help reinforce your new set of skills and incorporate them into your life.