Can You Recover From Addiction With Outpatient Treatment?

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on February 4, 2022.

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a severe but treatable issue. Support from family and friends along with proper treatment can help you overcome your addiction for a healthy and sober life. While you may think of inpatient treatment when considering rehabilitation options, outpatient treatment from facilities such as Diamond House Detox is another effective treatment option.

What Is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient treatment is a therapy-based treatment option for drug and alcohol abuse. Unlike inpatient services, the client can live at their own home while receiving treatment and attend therapy sessions on a personalized schedule.

Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment

The main difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment is the goal of each treatment type. Inpatient treatment can require a client to remain in a rehabilitation center for one to three months for therapeutic support. Inpatient rehab provides a stable environment where clients can put their time and energy into recovery without negative outside influences.

Outpatient therapy allows people to live at home and continue their normal activities outside of treatment. Clients who have recently completed inpatient treatment may also choose to partake in outpatient treatment services to continue receiving the support they need.

Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Your specific outpatient treatment plan will depend upon the substance you have an addiction to, the severity of your alcohol or drug addiction and your current recovery stage. There are numerous benefits to outpatient treatment such as:

  • Maintaining your employment during treatment.
  • Remaining with your family in your home.
  • Receiving psychiatric care while undergoing treatment.
  • Accessing outreach resources such as support groups and sober friends.
  • Improving your quality of life.

Experience motivation and encouragement from your support network and counselors.

Is Outpatient Rehab the Right Choice for Me?

Outpatient treatment is ideal for clients who have:

  • Mild to moderate drug and alcohol addiction.
  • A strong support system of sober family and friends.
  • Reliable transportation to attend therapy sessions.
  • The motivation to continue attending therapy until the end of treatment.
  • Low withdrawal risks.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a severe drug or alcohol addiction, you may want to consider inpatient therapy to detox in a supervised setting.

Let Diamond House Detox Help You Live a Healthy and Sober Life Today

Outpatient rehab is an effective treatment option for many individuals suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction. If you or a loved one are ready to begin your recovery process with outpatient treatment, contact Diamond House Detox today. Let us help you achieve a healthy and sober life.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
Vicky Magobet