One of the greatest steps in the recovery process is when a person completes their residential treatment program. For many, it may seem like the training wheels are coming off–they know how to pedal, but they’re still a bit wobbly when balancing a bike. Outpatient treatment programs help a person feel stable in their recovery process. And here’s why: an intensive outpatient program will allow you to focus on remaining sober while also resuming your daily life and responsibilities.
Below are several outpatient treatment programs available to support your recovery process. All of these programs focus on you continuing to build the necessary life skills so that you have the strength not to rely on drugs or alcohol to deal with your triggers.
What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Also known as a day treatment program, the purpose of a partial hospitalization program is to help someone recover from their addiction in a nurturing environment while also allowing them to live their daily lives. Partial hospitalization programs are considered highly structured, intensive outpatient treatment programs. Clients will attend individual and group therapy programs. Mental health and medical professionals will support clients in developing a strong relapse prevention plan and life skills that will allow them to be successful. Most partial hospitalization programs are 30 to 60 days. During this time, participants will meet five to seven days per week for six hours a day. Clients return home at the end of the day or to a sober living residence.
Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program
If you have recently finished an inpatient treatment program, it’s time to go to the next step and enroll in an intensive outpatient treatment program. This treatment program aims to support people who want to remain sober but need additional support to prevent a relapse. In an intensive outpatient program, you can continue participating in recovery therapy. Participating part-time will still allow you to be accountable for your recovery journey and be responsible for your personal life.
In addition, an outpatient rehab program is also used by people who have undergone an inpatient treatment program but have experienced a relapse. For someone struggling to stay sober, an outpatient rehab will help them in the addiction recovery process.
Sober Living Center: An Alternative To Outpatient Treatment
Our sober living center is not an outpatient treatment program. However, it is an extension of our residential treatment programs. Our sober living center is for clients who have completed:
- Inpatient detox
- Residential rehab
- Partial hospitalization
The sober living center is for clients who want to embody the true meaning of recovery. At our sober living center, clients will learn from their peers, gain access to additional mental health support and continue to learn life skills that will allow them to enter the world when the time is right.
Live Your Life and Remain Sober With Rise Above Treatment’s Outpatient Treatment Programs
The purpose of outpatient treatment programs is to support people who want to remain sober. At Rise Above Treatment, we believe in supporting our clients so that they can live their lives without abusing drugs or alcohol.
We recognize that when people graduate from residential treatment programs, they want to return to their lives and remain sober. And we also realize that the triggers outside our doors could cause people to relapse. Therefore we work diligently to support our clients every step of the way. In addition, we expect our clients to be honest about their sobriety. Our clients undergo frequent drug tests to ensure that they truly maintain their sobriety.
If you are interested in learning about the types of outpatient treatment programs offered at Rise Above Treatment, call us (877) 641-0717.