Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program

Not all addictions are like those that are highlighted on TV or social media. In fact, millions of substance use disorders do not reach catastrophic ends at all. Of the nearly 22 million people with a substance use disorder in the United States, many of them can benefit from outpatient treatment, which is the least intense type of addiction treatment available. Even though there are other treatment programs that are more involved than outpatient treatment, not everyone looking to recover from addiction needs that approach.

When a person who is a good fit enters into outpatient treatment, he or she can gain control of his or her substance use disorder once and for all.

Who Can Outpatient Treatment Treat?

Outpatient treatment is just one of many different forms of addiction treatment available to those who have substance use disorders. However, outpatient treatment is not the best option for everyone who is looking to stop abusing drugs and/or alcohol, as not everyone’s treatment needs are the same. Outpatient treatment provides patients who are enrolled in this level of care with a number of different evidence-based treatments that can help them identify their most pressing issues, address difficult problems, develop skills that can help to manage distress, and develop new ways of living without the presence of drugs and/or alcohol. The primary difference between outpatient treatment and other forms of treatment is that level of treatment is not as intense as the others.

Several different types of people can enroll in outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center and be successful in their journeys towards recovery. However, those who are recommended for this type of program include people who:

  • Have a mild to moderate substance use disorder
  • Have already completed more intensive addiction treatment but need a step-down program prior to returning home
  • Have experienced a relapse
  • Are unable to take time off of work, school, or away from home for treatment
  • Do not require detox services or have any medical needs
  • Has reliable transportation to and from the facility
  • Has a peaceful home environment to return to that is conducive to recovery

At the time of intake, patients will be assessed, evaluated, and asked questions in order to put together a course of action that will meet his or her needs best. During this time, patients will likely be asked about their relationship with drugs and/or alcohol, such as how much was being abused and how often, as well other topics that are imperative to their recovery. From there, patients will begin their treatment.

What to Expect in Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is different from traditional residential treatment in that patients do not live at the facility when being treated. Instead, patients will continue to live at home or in a sober living environment and go to the facility on specific days in the week for treatment. Each time that they go to the facility, they will spend a few hours there, which is a major draw to this program, as it allows patients to continue to maintain a life outside of treatment.

When present, patients can expect to participate in therapy, receive medication management, learn about addiction as a disease, and engage in other evidence-based treatments and activities designed to treat their symptoms.

Therapy

Therapy is usually the core of all addiction treatment programs, including outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center. When patients participate in therapy, they are able to identify and address the emotional and psychological issues that have both caused the substance use disorder to develop and kept it going. They are encouraged through various therapeutic settings to be as open and honest as possible so that true healing can begin. When working with trained therapists, psychologists, and counselors, patients can begin working out things that have regularly held them back from reaching their full potential, all while learning how to incorporate new skills into their recovery.

Outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center offers a number of different therapies, with individual, group, family, and behavioral therapies being the most common.

Individual therapy

Individual therapy, or psychotherapy, is the baseline for all therapies. In an individual therapy session, the patient sits with a therapist in a one-on-one setting and discusses the concerns pertaining to his or her own personal situation. It is within individual therapy that many patients make the most progress, as the entire session is focused solely on his or her own treatment needs. In these sessions, patients will discuss things such as their history, the nature of their substance abuse, traumatic events, challenges faced, successes, and so on. The goal of individual therapy is to provide the most personalized treatment possible so that the patient can start chipping away at the iceberg in terms of the mental and emotional baggage they have been carrying around.

Group therapy

Recovering from a substance use disorder is rarely ever done without the help and support of others. When patients in outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center participate in group therapy, they are afforded the opportunity to get to know others in recovery. They will be able to share things about themselves with the group and vice versa, as well as work on commonly shared issues with one another. An exceptional amount of support can come from group therapy sessions, as can personal growth and insight. Group therapy sessions make up a large portion of the therapy that patients will receive while in outpatient treatment.

Family therapy

In outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center, patients are encouraged to include their families into their recovery, as addiction is a family disease. Even though the patient is the one with the substance use disorder, that substance use disorder has likely impacted his or her family in a number of different ways. Family therapy can occur in person or over the phone, and sessions can include process work designed to help improve communication, address resentments, develop healthy ways of functioning, etc. Family therapy is not only beneficial for these reasons, but it can also be highly beneficial for the family members themselves, as they are given the resources to learn more about the disease of addiction, what to expect when a loved one is in recovery, and how they can manage their emotions in a productive manner. Opening up these important lines of communication can also help the patient build a network of support for himself within his family.  

Behavioral therapies

Nearly everyone who is enrolled in outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center will behavioral therapy sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the top behavioral therapies in the field of addiction treatment, as it encourages patients to modify negative behaviors, thinking patterns, and emotions to improve upon things such as communication skills and emotional regulation. Dialectical behavior therapy, also another popular behavioral therapy, also focuses on teaching patients to develop positive emotional regulation as well as interpersonal effectiveness skills, mindfulness, and distress tolerance.

With the implementation of behavioral therapies such as these, patients are not only able to recognize their behavioral patterns that added to their substance use disorder, but they learn how to modify those patterns to support a life of recovery.

Medication management

In outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center, patients can benefit from medication management services that help them stay on track with any prescription medications they may be taking, as well as prevent the misuse of any of them. This is exceptionally helpful for those patients who may have already completed a higher level of treatment where they were prescribed medications. While it is not common in outpatient treatment to have to go to the facility to get their medication on a daily basis, it is an added bonus for patients to be able to check in with prescribing professionals on a regular basis to not only ensure that abuse is not occurring, but also to ensure that the medications being prescribed and their doses are appropriate for the patients’ needs.

Like all other levels of addiction treatment, outpatient treatment at Taylor Recovery Center provides all patients with a comprehensive approach to treatment where the physical and psychological aspects of recovery are addressed throughout the course of treatment.

Get Professional Outpatient Treatment at Taylor Recovery Center

Struggling with a substance use disorder, even a mild one, is extremely difficult. Not only does the disease of addiction impact an individual on an emotional level, but it can also leave him or her with several physical complications and broken relationships that will take time to rebuild. Plus, the longer that a substance use disorder continues, even if it is only in the beginning stages, the more likely an individual is to start using more and more, leading to a much more severe problem.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and need professional help, reach out to Taylor Recovery Center right now. We can offer the guidance and support needed to end active addiction and begin a life of recovery.

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