What Is Outpatient Rehab?

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on April 25, 2022.

Outpatient rehab treats people suffering from substance addiction without requiring live-in care. Outpatient clients can leave and return to the facility as scheduled by their specific program. Some choose outpatient addiction treatment after completing residential rehab. This adjustment allows clients to form a routine around their recovery while continuing to get the physical and psychological help they need.

At Diamond House Detox, we may recommend outpatient rehab for people with mild addictions or at-home obligations. Before we agree on a treatment program, it's best to know what to expect from outpatient rehab.

What Is Involved in Outpatient Rehab?

As with any addiction program, we begin with an assessment to determine your physical and psychological needs. Everyone's addiction is unique, so we identify personalized solutions for your recovery. If we agree you're a good fit for outpatient addiction treatment, we'll start as soon as you're ready.

We offer the same core treatment values for both inpatient and outpatient rehab. Clients address physical dependence through detox and health management. Once their bodies have detoxed, clients complete individual and group therapies to address any co-occurring disorders or mental health needs. Though drug rehab counseling can be challenging, it's a necessary step in the healing process.

How Does Outpatient Rehab Work?

There are a few different program options within our outpatient treatment. Depending on your recovery needs, we help you set milestone goals and measure your progress. Since you'll be able to spend time away from the treatment center, you are responsible for being accountable along the way. 

Based on the severity of your addiction, we may recommend any of the following programs:

  • Partial hospitalization programs: Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are best for clients transitioning out of residential treatment. Clients have medical services every day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for two weeks. It is also for those who are not able to attend an inpatient program due to personal family responsibilities. 
  • Intensive outpatient programs: Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) allow clients to visit three or four days every week for group and one-on-one therapy. Clients enjoy this program for its flexibility while maintaining consistent addiction treatment.
  • Outpatient detox: Detox is a crucial first step in any treatment program. For clients who need additional support, we offer outpatient detox programs where you can detox in the comfort of your own home under medical supervision. 

How to Get Started in Outpatient Treatment

The best way to begin rehab is by speaking with our team. Though it may not be an easy decision to make, choosing proper addiction treatment can change your life. With well-rounded mental health care and incidental medical services, we offer an outstanding rehab experience. Our admissions team would love to hear more about your recovery needs to decide if outpatient rehab is best. 

Choose Diamond House Detox for Unmatched Care

At Diamond House Detox, we prioritize your recovery with appropriate medical care. Whether you need outpatient or inpatient treatment, our facility is ready to help you start. Our team of doctors, Master's level therapists and group counselors is eager to help you achieve your recovery goals. Explore our outpatient treatment program to discover if it's right for you!

When you're ready to begin a healthier, happier life, get in touch with us.

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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