Life is too precious for you to sit by and watch your addiction destroy everything that’s possible for you to accomplish as a sober person. No matter what’s going on in your life, you owe it to yourself to get treatment before you learn what “hitting rick bottom” is really like.
If you have serious responsibilities at work or school and fear you don’t have the ability to commit to residential treatment, there are other options. In fact, there are three different outpatient options that might work for you, depending on your specific personal circumstances.
Assuming your addiction might be quite significant, the rehab facility would likely recommend you attend residential treatment. If that’s not possible, partial hospitalization outpatient care would be the next best alternative. If your school responsibilities are the proximate cause of why residential treatment isn’t possible, a discussion about partial hospitalization and how it would affect your life seems in order.
Can You Schedule PHP Addiction Treatment Around Your School Schedule?
As the best outpatient treatment alternative for someone with a significant addiction and time restrictions, you need to know what to expect from a partial hospitalization program.
As far as time requirements, you would likely be required to spend at least five days a week in the facility for at least 6 hours a day. You can assume treatment would last for maybe two months. However, there is a little bit of flexibility. First, it’s possible the number of days could be lowered in exchange for a few more hours of therapy during the days you report for treatment. Another option might be to lower the number of days and hours and extend treatment from two months to three months.
Clearly, the answer to the title question is a schedule can be put in place to ensure treatment doesn’t interfere with your school responsibilities. It might require you to schedule a lot of your treatment hours during the evenings and weekends, but something can be worked out. At that point, it’s up to you to work hard and make sure you get all you need from therapy.
The school will matter very little if you allow your addiction to destroy your life. If you are interested in stopping the madness, you can call us at 833-846-5669. We would be glad to discuss information about the facility, any scheduling issues you may have and what you can expect from treatment.