Outpatient alcohol rehab is an option for treatment. Most clients in this type of rehab have commitments that keep them from entering residential treatment. They may have children to care for at home or other reasons for staying in their life situations while undergoing treatment.
Most settings offer a variety of treatment options for those coming in for primary treatment. This is treatment that is not a follow-up for residential treatment. These clients have not usually come from a residential treatment program. Clients are placed on a step-down type of process.
Types of Outpatient Rehab
• Partial Hospitalization: This begins with groups and educational components anywhere from 6- 10 hours each day for several days, sometimes 8-10, attending 4 or 5 days per week. Then clients are stepped down to the next level of care, usually
• Intensive Outpatient: This means the client attends the same types of groups and education for 3-5 hours each day for several weeks, usually attending 3-4 days per week. As they progress in treatment, they may go to the next level of care, which is
• Outpatient: Where the client attends groups for only 1-2 days per week, along with an aftercare group that may go on for 1 year or more, meeting one time per week for only 1-2 hours.
How this structure may benefit those who are coming out of a treatment program and need further stability in their ongoing recovery may mean that they do what is termed
• Transition: This means that the client may have been stabilized at the treatment program and needs to continue their process of treatment before being solely left to their own devices at home. They can do this if they have been in treatment far from home, if they have relapse situations at home to deal with, or when their drinking history signifies longer-term treatment than they have received. This is always a beneficial thing for recovery to become firmly established for the client. Some drinkers may have trauma issues that make it a good idea to get additional help. This will usually look like several sessions of treatment/education each week, perhaps 2-3, and will go on until the treatment professionals deem them ready to be released from treatment.
Finding a Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Center
Outpatient alcohol rehab facilities are all over the place, and there’s a good chance there’s one close to you. If your addiction isn’t considered severe, it would most likely be a good fit for you. So even if your addiction isn’t considered severe by medical professionals, there is still no time like now to start. Contact a facility in your area and get on the road to recovery.