If you or someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to harmful substances such as alcohol, street drugs or prescription pills, you may feel overwhelmed and even hopeless. Fortunately, help is easier to get than you may think.
Choosing to begin the recovery process is the hardest step, but well worth the effort. Freeing yourself from addiction allows you to regain control over your life, choices and improve your overall well being.
However, there are a few different types of treatment programs available, all of which have their own unique benefits. Intensive outpatient treatment in the South Florida region may fit into your busy lifestyle. Learn more about it below to determine if it is a good fit for your needs.
What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Inpatient rehabilitation is the most common type of treatment for addictions. It requires patients to live on site in a treatment center for a brief period of time during which they typically follow blackout periods and have limited access to visitors.
While it virtually eliminates your ability to relapse during your stay, it is not ideal for everyone. For starters, people with responsibilities such as work or caring for children may not be able to commit to a residential stay in a facility.
If you feel like you can’t maintain on site residency in a treatment center, an intensive outpatient program may be best for you. This approach to addiction treatment enables you to maintain your daily responsibilities and participate in an individualized recovery plan for only a few hours a day or week, depending on your needs. Outpatient rehabilitation offers many of the same benefits as traditional inpatient programs, which may include the following:
- Access to 24/7 support from conselors
- Detox services
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy or activities
- Psychiatric services
One major benefit to participating in intensive outpatient treatment is the ability to practice what you learn during rehabilitation in the real world setting everyday. This empowers you to exercise your newly developed coping skills and get support while dealing with potential triggers, cravings or urges to use again outside of treatment.
If you are ready to reclaim your life from addiction, don’t hesitate to take action. Our caring team is ready to help you every step of the way. Get started by calling 833-846-5669 today!