If you have taken those first very important steps to get into a West Palm Beach rehab center, you’re probably wondering about all of the steps that are next. It’s perfectly natural to want to know everything you can about the rehab you’re about to commit to. After all, this is a huge step for most people, and you want everything to go as well as possible. You’re also probably wondering if West Palm Beach rehabs will recommend outpatient counselors after treatment.
What is Outpatient Counseling?
When you are actually a patient in a rehab facility, the staff and counselors will set you up with inpatient counseling or therapy. You’ll attend sessions on certain days during your stay, depending on the facility and your personal needs. You’ll likely attend private, one-on-one counseling sessions with a qualified therapist, as well as group counseling sessions with others.
However, rehab doesn’t actually end just because you leave the facility. Outpatient therapy is therapy that happens when you are out of the rehab and living in a sober living facility or on your own. This type of care doesn’t require you to stay overnight at the rehab or in a hospital. You’ll set up appointments on your own, at your own convenience.
Will Outpatient Counseling be Recommended?
The answer to this question is yes. Rehabs in West Palm Beach will always recommend that you attend outpatient counseling after you leave the rehab. That is because it is still a necessary step on the continued path of sobriety. Just because you have left the rehab doesn’t mean that you are fully “cured” from your addiction. Outpatient treatments provide clients the chance to continue therapy while remaining in their home environment.
Addiction isn’t a disease that can be “cured” like others. You’ll need additional care and support after you have left the rehab facility, especially if you have to go back to situations or people who may have caused you to use in the past. Outpatient counseling is a safe place for clients to continue their therapy while learning to live a sober lifestyle. They will give addicts the chance to learn more about themselves, their triggers, and why they used in the first place.
Rehabs will also recommend other continuing care groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. Both are ongoing support groups that help individuals solidify their pledge to sobriety. If you are ready to commit to a life of sobriety, please call 833-846-5669 today.