How to Make the Most From Outpatient Treatment

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on February 18, 2022.

Whether you are receiving inpatient or outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, the road to recovery may contain challenges. Outpatient treatment allows many clients the flexibility to remain in their homes and continue their daily schedule. However, this flexibility may make it hard to focus on the healing process. Recovery is possible with the right support system and recovery techniques. 

At Diamond House Detox, we want to help our clients achieve a healthy and sober life through our outpatient rehab services. By following our tips, you will make the most out of your intensive outpatient treatment to start your recovery the right way.

3 Ways to Achieve Success in Outpatient Rehab

The best way to succeed in outpatient rehab is by fully committing to the treatment process. Being patient with yourself and the process will allow you to heal effectively and regain control of your life. The tips below will ensure your outpatient treatment is successful.

1. Join Support Groups

Certain people may trigger addictive behaviors. Finding a support group will provide a sense of belonging, limit feelings of loneliness and help you avoid people who encourage negative behaviors. Find a support group for your specific addiction and make an effort to attend these meetings daily or weekly. You can also find online support groups if you are uncomfortable attending a support group in person.

2. Be Honest About Your Feelings

Successful recovery from addiction requires you to be open about your feelings throughout treatment. Whether you are experiencing fear, loneliness or the urge to give in to your addiction, talking to people in your support group that you trust may help you overcome these feelings.


Diamond House Detox will also provide you with a counselor who can help you work through these feelings. Our counselors are a great resource, and many of our counselors are in recovery themselves and can offer personal insight into what you may be experiencing.

3. Make Yourself a Schedule

Having idle time can result in daydreaming about engaging in addictive behaviors. Create a daily schedule that includes work, family responsibilities, therapy appointments and hobbies. Planning your day or each hour and sticking to your schedule will allow you to avoid feeling bored and fight the urge to partake in addictive behaviors.

Start Your Journey Towards Recovery With Diamond House Detox Today!

When you choose Diamond House Detox for your outpatient care, you can be confident you will receive the same level of attention and care as you would with our inpatient services. Our experienced therapists and counselors will work with you to personalize your treatment plan for the best chance of success. Contact us today to learn more about our intensive outpatient program.

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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.
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