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Benefits of Outpatient Rehab

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Substance use disorders (SUD) impact millions of Americans and their families. If you or someone you love struggles with SUD, you understand the challenges of overcoming it without professional treatment. Not everyone struggling with (SUD) needs or can attend inpatient treatment. An outpatient program is a part-time treatment option that offers access to treatment without entirely removing them from daily life, as is required by inpatient rehabs. There are many benefits of outpatient rehab.

Vertava Health provides multiple levels of outpatient treatment to meet the varying needs of our patients. If you are considering outpatient rehab, our intake specialists can help determine if it is right for you and, if so, whether our partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), or outpatient program is best suited to your needs. Call us at 844.470.0410 to learn more about the benefits of outpatient rehab.

Understanding the Different Types of Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient treatment allows patients to live at home or in another supportive environment, like a sober living house, and receive treatment while maintaining their daily responsibilities. Not all outpatient rehab is the same, so it is essential to understand the different types. An intake specialist can help determine the level of care best suited to your circumstances and needs.

Following is a closer look at the different types of outpatient rehab:

  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP) – PHP is the highest level of outpatient treatment. Also referred to as day treatment, patients receive the same level of treatment as inpatient rehab without the overnight stay. The treatment staff includes medical and clinical professionals. PHP is ideal for clients who do not require 24-hour supervision yet need a high degree of structure and support.
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP) – An IOP is a scaled-back version of PHP. Patients receive the same intensive treatment and live outside of the treatment facility. However, the time commitment is less, usually between 9-19 hours per week.
  • Standard outpatient program (OP) – This is the least intensive level of care. OP typically consists of individual or group therapy sessions between one and three times per week. OP can include add-on services when needed.

No matter which level of outpatient treatment you need, the best first step toward recovery is a medical detox program where you’ll receive the help you need to get through withdrawals in a safe, supportive environment. With your body free of physical dependency on alcohol and drugs, you can focus on uncovering and healing from the root causes of SUD.

What Are the Benefits of Outpatient Rehab?

Want to know the pros of outpatient rehab? The effects of SUD are unique to each individual and their circumstances. Choosing the best rehab program starts with understanding what will work best for you and your needs. Individuals with moderate to severe SUD will best benefit from inpatient rehab for intensive, 24-hour care.

Because patients have access to alcohol and drugs outside of treatment, outpatient rehab is best for individuals with mild to moderate SUD who have a supportive home environment and are committed to long-term recovery. The pros of outpatient rehab include the following:

  • Less costly
  • Less disruptive to daily life
  • Access to multiple levels of care
  • Building peer and community support systems
  • Flexibility
  • Access to family support systems
  • Duration of treatment
  • Ongoing guidance and support

Research indicates that maintaining a year of sobriety increases the chances of achieving long-term recovery significantly. Because of the flexibility and lower cost of outpatient rehab, patients can remain in treatment longer, fostering better outcomes.

Discover the Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment at Vertava Health

While outpatient rehab is not the best option for everyone, it can be ideal for many. Talking with an intake specialist can help determine the best level of treatment for you. In addition to outpatient programs, Vertava Health offers the following:

  • Inpatient treatment program
  • Long-term addiction treatment
  • Adolescent treatment program
  • Veterans support program
  • Professionals addiction treatment program
  • LGBTQIA+ support program
  • First responders addiction treatment program
  • Rehab for pregnant women
  • Drug and alcohol detox
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Co-occurring disorders treatment
  • Addiction rehab for American Indian Tribes

You are not alone if you struggle with substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders; help is available. Contact Vertava Health at 844.470.0410 to learn more about the benefits of outpatient rehab and our holistic, evidence-based approach to treatment.