Outpatient opiate rehab centers exist as one of many levels of care within the addiction recovery process. Whether or not outpatient opiate addiction treatment will work for you depends on a range of factors, including the severity of your addiction, your existing support system and how motivated you are to get well.
Outpatient rehab addresses the aftereffects of addiction on a person’s thinking and behaviors. These types of programs allow for considerable flexibility in terms of enabling you to schedule treatment around your current schedule. This can be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your readiness for a flexible, unstructured treatment approach.
Someone with the motivation to recover may have success in outpatient rehab.
Before deciding whether an outpatient rehab program is right for you or someone you love, consider the following:
How long addiction has been present.
Whether there are other addictions or substance use issues present.
Whether the individual is fully motivated for recovery.
Although none of the above considerations will warrant a definitive YES or NO in terms of whether outpatient rehab is the right choice, they can help you to decide. For instance, if addiction has been present for a very long time, it’s likely that a residential treatment setting will be an ideal first step. Similarly, if treatment has been attempted in the past or if there is presence of dual diagnosis in which more than one condition must be treated, residential treatment is likely the best option to get started in recovery.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask
If you’re not sure what the best option for recovery is for you or for a loved one, don’t be afraid to call 800-481-6320 for help. We can answer the questions that you have about treatment options in your area, and while you’re on the phone we can also assess your needs to help you to decide whether to give outpatient rehab a try or if you should consider a period of time in a residential setting first.
Each patient and each case of addiction is different. The only sure way to know what’s right for you is to speak with a specialist about your individual needs and goals in recovery. We can connect you with a specialist who will help you every step of the way—all you have to do is call 800-481-6320.
A common question that many wives have is whether or not their husband is an alcoholic. Let’s face it, many men (and women) like to drink on a regular basis—but does this make every one of them an alcoholic? Not necessarily! There is more to being an alcoholic than simply having a few beers with the guys after….
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a prevalent disorder it today’s society. It is an unfortunate fact that many people are addicted to a variety of drugs. If you are one of those people and want to end the addiction, it is important to tell a doctor. You might feel guilty….
Marijuana is a plant that people smoke or eat in order to sustain the hallucinogenic effects that alter the sense of time, sound, touch and sight. Most people who use marijuana believe that it is not a dangerous drug nor that it has any type of addicting qualities but this is untrue. Marijuana use results….
The decision to seek the help of a rehab center is already courageous and difficult for most addicts to make. Then comes the process of choosing between long-term rehab and short-term rehab options. Of course the initial desire to consider short-term treatment is usually what pops up. Generally, nobody wants to consider spending months in….
“Your past will come back to haunt you,” it’s a phrase that so many addicts remember and equally regret having ever heard and yet as sobriety looms near so too do memories of the past. Drug addiction creates a chaotic atmosphere that is plagued by arrests, fighting with friends, family and loved ones, and hundreds….
The aftereffects of emotional trauma can take any number of forms, affecting different people in different ways. Anyone who’s gone through a traumatic event or period well knows how jarring it can be emotionally and even physically. While it may seem like a person has recovered, signs of emotional trauma may still be apparent in….
Walton, New York alcohol treatment center, The New Direction, provides an intensive inpatient alcohol treatment program that helps addicts recover from alcoholism and regain control of their lives. The New Direction has been providing patients with intensive inpatient alcohol treatment in Walton, New York since 1977. Founded on the philosophy that recovering addicts who are….
Millions of people online share their own personal stories of success, failure, despair and the disasters that come from living with an alcoholic husband but few share the keys to success or the methods of finding help. It can be trying, difficult, deceitful, dangerous and utmost disastrous to live with an individual who is an alcoholic,….
There are more than 14,500 specialized drug treatment facilities in the United States. These facilities provide counseling, behavioral therapy, medication, case management, and other types of services to persons with substance use disorders to help assist in their recovery from addiction, according to NIDA. Drug abuse and addiction are treated in physicians’ offices and mental….
Once the decision to get drug treatment help is made, choosing between all the available treatment options can seem overwhelming at best. Depending on where a person lives, local drug treatment centers may be plentiful or scarce. As addiction rates continue to rise, there’s likely at least one local drug treatment center in most everyone’s….