Many people in the world face addiction to drugs. With the wide variety of treatment options available it can be difficult to decide what program will work best. Each person’s addiction is unique and drug rehab should be personalized to meet their needs. Outpatient drug rehab can be very beneficial to someone who can exhibit some self control as long as they have a support system. An outpatient drug rehab is a program designed to provide long„term abstinence from drugs. Outpatient drug rehab programs use a broad verity of techniques. These techniques include a wide range of approaches including problem-solving groups, specialized therapies such as insight, oriented psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-step programs.
Similar to other drug rehabs, the individual may stay in the program for several weeks, months, a year or longer. Those who attend an outpatient drug rehab do not live at the drug rehab center as that would qualify as an inpatient program. Outpatient drug rehab programs vary in the types and intensity of services offered. Low-intensity outpatient drug rehab programs may offer little more than drug education and counsel. Other outpatient drug rehab models, such as intensive day treatment, can be comparable to residential programs in services and effectiveness, depending on the
individual's characteristics and needs. Intensive day treatment allows the patient to go home or work at night and only be in rehab during the day. They always have a support contact to call if the urge to relapse arises.
All in all, the ultimate goal of an outpatient drug rehab is to help the individual recover from drug addiction so that they may re-enter society and lead responsible, successful drug free lives. If you or a loved one is in need of help overcoming a drug addiction please seek professional help or contact a local non-profit drug support hotline.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.