Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment.1 It’s a statistic that’s both eye-opening and frightening. Often the only hope for people struggling with addiction is rehab.

However, when people hear the word “rehab,” they often associate it with inpatient treatment programs, where patients live at the rehab facility for weeks or even months on end.

That’s not always the case. In fact, there are two main types of rehabilitation programs available to those in search of treatment: inpatient and outpatient rehab. While inpatient rehabilitation is a live-in treatment, outpatient treatment allows patients to live at home.

If you are considering an outpatient rehab for yourself or a loved one, it is important to understand how they work, what signs you should be looking out for, and what to expect. Keep reading to learn more about outpatient rehabs and how they can help you or your loved one recover from drug or alcohol addiction.

What Is Outpatient Rehabilitation?

If you’ve recently detoxed, have few or dissipating withdrawal symptoms, or have just come out of an inpatient treatment program, you may feel the need to join support groups to help you cope. This is where outpatient rehab comes in.

Outpatient treatment takes place at a rehab facility that allows patients to continue with their normal day-to-day lives while receiving treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction. It is also an option for people who have milder addiction symptoms or who have a strong support system at home.

While outpatient rehab is a less intensive level of care than inpatient rehab, its focus is on relapse prevention and long-term results for the patient. Outpatient treatment allows patients to live at home, go to work, attend school, and pursue their goals, while still receiving the treatment they require with as little disruption to their daily life as possible.

Outpatient rehab patients may also attend support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) while actively participating in individual and group therapy sessions.

So, how do outpatient rehabs work?

How Does It Work?

Outpatient rehabs usually offer different levels of care, depending on the needs of the patient. The most common level of care is weekly individual therapy, during which patients typically meet at the treatment center for a few hours a day, several days a week.

Patients in our outpatient treatment facilities participate in individual and group therapy sessions and follow a treatment plan that includes goals for their recovery, as well as regular attendance of 12-step meetings.

As part of our outpatient rehab, we also offer services such as relapse prevention, mental health evaluations, peer recovery support, stress and anger management, support groups, and spiritual and cultural therapy, as well as referrals to low-cost sober living houses.

One Touch Recovery Center also offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is a more intense level of care than traditional outpatient care.

Dimensions 1-6

Before the start of any treatment plan, a rehab center uses The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) guidelines2 to determine the type of treatment a patient should receive.

The six dimensions, or levels, of addiction that influence the type of treatment patients undergo are as follows: 

  1. Acute intoxication and/or withdrawal potential
  2. Biomedical conditions and complications
  3. Emotional, behavioral, or cognitive conditions and complications
  4. Readiness to change
  5. Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potential
  6. Recovery and living environment

In most cases, outpatient rehab is suitable for individuals that fall under dimensions 4-6.

Types of Treatment

One Touch Recovery offers the following services at our treatment center:

  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • PHP/day treatment
  • Alcoholism treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Individual counseling
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Opiate/heroin treatment
  • Day and evening programs
  • 12-step treatment
  • Telehealth virtual program

Outpatient Benefits

One Touch Recovery’s program offers a wide variety of benefits for clients, such as:

  • Getting the help you need without taking time off from your responsibilities
  • Living at home or an alternative safe, substance-free place while in treatment
  • Continued care throughout all your stages of recovery
  • Flexible programming hours, thereby allowing clients easier attendance of their treatment program
  • IOP programming is usually a bit lighter on the pocket
  • A great transition after other inpatient care

Therapies Offered in Outpatient Treatment

Therapy and treatment are always based on a client’s individual needs. Common treatment methods include:

  • Individual or one-on-one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12-step program meetings
  • We also offer additional support, such as sober living facilities and telehealth virtual programs
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Outpatient Mental Health Treatments

Why Is Treating Mental Health Conditions Important for Drug Recovery?

Studies have shown that individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are often also diagnosed with mental disorders and vice versa.3 Diagnosing and providing treatment for people with co-occurring mental health conditions and substance abuse is crucial to addressing every aspect of recovery and sobriety. 

Types of Mental Health Conditions

Some of the most common types of mental illness that occur alongside substance abuse include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Treatment for these disorders can vary but often it includes medication and therapy.

Types of Treatment Involved

There are many types of treatment available for mental illness. Some people may only require medication, while others may need a combination of medication as well as therapy. In more severe cases, some people may need intensive treatment, such as hospitalization. The type of treatment needed will depend on the severity of the patient’s illness.

How Outpatient Treatment Helps Mental Health

Outpatient mental health treatment can be an important step in managing mental health conditions. It can provide individuals with the support they need to continue functioning in their everyday lives, improving their quality of life, while still receiving care for their mental health conditions.

It is important for patients to work with a mental health professional to create a customized treatment plan that meets the needs of each individual.

The 12-Step Outpatient Program

The 12-step outpatient program is a confidential, voluntary program designed to help individuals struggling with addiction. The program is based on the 12-step model of recovery, which includes steps such as admitting powerlessness over addiction, seeking help from a higher power, and making amends for past wrongs.

It is important to note that the 12-step program is not a cure for addiction but can be a helpful tool for those who are struggling with recovery.

One Touch Recovery’s Outpatient Program

At One Touch Recovery, we offer effective, individualized outpatient treatment. We want our patients to be able to get their lives back with the least disruption possible and make recovery achievable for all.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction or need guidance on the recovery journey after detoxing, contact us or visit our website today.



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