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Benefits of Outpatient Rehab

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Effective treatment of drug and alcohol problems can take place in a variety of settings. Many people begin their recovery in residential care, in a program like the one at Northpoint Washington. In many cases, they then move on to an outpatient treatment program. You may also start your recovery in outpatient rehab. In either scenario, there are multiple benefits to the outpatient approach. If you or someone close to you is battling addiction, it is essential that you understand the advantages that may be available to you.

Outpatient Rehab Takes a Tiered Approach to Meet Your Needs

Not all outpatient programs are structured in the same way. In fact, there are three distinct levels or types of these programs:

  • Standard outpatient care
  • IOPs, or intensive outpatient programs
  • PHPs, or partial hospitalization programs

Each level provides a different amount of time in weekly treatment. The briefest time commitment is in standard outpatient care. Enrollment in an IOP requires an intermediate time commitment, while PHPs require the most significant commitment.

What is the benefit of this tiered approach? When you’re matched to a program that fits your situation, you only spend as much time in treatment as is necessary. This makes it easier to integrate your recovery into your existing daily routine.

Benefits of a Standard Outpatient Program

In standard outpatient care, you receive up to eight hours of treatment each week. As a rule, this type of program works best for people with milder forms of addiction. One of the key benefits of a standard program is maximum flexibility. Since patients in this program don’t need much weekly treatment, you have ample time for other aspects of your life.

Standard outpatient care has the same general objectives as all forms of substance treatment. Those objectives include things such as:

  • Actively engaging in treatment and increasing your recovery motivation
  • Maintaining drug and alcohol abstinence
  • Following the guidelines of your recovery plan
  • Putting a relapse prevention plan into place
  • Joining a mutual self-help group to support your long-term sobriety

If required, you will also receive help transitioning to another level of treatment.

Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

A standard outpatient program may be enough to support your recovery. However, some people need more help than a more traditional program can provide. You may benefit from an intensive outpatient program if that’s true for you.

IOPs are designed for people who are generally stable both physically and mentally. They provide you with anywhere from nine to 19 hours of weekly treatment. A primary benefit of this level of treatment is the avoidance of unnecessary care for individuals who are no longer in need of residential care. Instead of enrolling in a residential program, you receive all the help needed while staying active outside of treatment.

Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program

People enrolled in PHPs receive 20 hours a week or more for hospital-level services. This kind of program can be an excellent step-down from residential care like the kind patients receive at Northpoint Washington and is particularly recommended for physically or psychologically unstable individuals. A chief benefit of PHP enrollment is regular monitoring of your condition. You will also receive help managing your condition’s physical and mental effects. This combined approach helps you reach a more stable state of health. You can then transition to any other appropriate level of treatment.

Learn More About Outpatient Rehab at Northpoint

Across our multiple locations, the Northpoint family of addiction treatment centers offers all levels of care, from medical detoxification and residential treatment through outpatient care. Northpoint Washington offers detox and inpatient care exclusively, but we are closely aligned with outpatient care programs.

Need more information on the available levels of rehab? The professionals at Northpoint Washington will provide you with detailed guidelines. In turn, these guidelines will help you determine the proper treatment setting for your recovery.

At Northpoint, we offer all levels of care. And at Northpoint Washington, we specialize in helping our patients transition to this kind of care after completing residential treatment. In this way, we provide support for all phases of your sobriety journey. Call us today at 888.450.2153 or fill out our online form to learn more about our many services.