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12.29.2021

Can A Person Still Live At Home While Going To Drug Rehab?

Every year in America, millions of people seek help for a substance abuse problem. When they do, they go in search of a rehab facility that can give them the kind of care they need.

Since the number is millions of people seeking help, that means millions of people with unique circumstances in their lives. When millions of people are looking for programs that will suit their needs, there are a lot of things the prospective client needs to be thinking about.

Eventually, it boils down to how each person is willing to commit to treatment. We would highly recommend that you strongly consider going through an inpatient treatment program. With this option, you would be under scrutiny 24/7 by staff members who would be looking out for your well-being. A lot of your time would be spent in therapy, but you would also get access to downtime to eat, sleep, relax, and interact with the other clients. If your rehab center of choice offers nice amenities, you would get a chance to enjoy them.

While promoting inpatient treatment, we do realize there are people who cannot or will not commit to that level of treatment. For them, it’s not about picking the best option, it’s more about picking the option that best suits their circumstances. That begs a question we get all of the time. Can a person still live at home while going to drug rehab? The short answer is yes. For more information, please read the sections below.

About Outpatient Care

With a growing substance abuse problem in America, it has become more difficult for addiction sufferers to find access to inpatient programs. That has led to the creation of more outpatient options at more facilities throughout the U.S. We do offer outpatient options.

With the outpatient options, you would be allowed to live at home while going to drug rehab. Since having this option is considered a privilege, you would be obligated to follow some very strict rules. These rules are necessary in order to keep you accountable for staying focused on the treatment process. After all, it’s a program that would be designed to help you. These strict rules include:

  • You would need to show up for every single appointment and do so on time every time
  • You must commit to no substance use unless its prescription medication that a doctor deems as absolutely necessary
  • You would have to be willing to go through drug testing every time you report for treatment
  • To stay in the program, you would need to show progress throughout the process

If you could follow these rules, you might find that outpatient treatment is just as effective as inpatient treatment. If you were to struggle in an outpatient program, you could be asked to convert to a residential program or perhaps be dismissed from the program altogether.

If you think you would do well in an outpatient treatment program, it would reduce down to selecting the best option of three:

  • General Outpatient Program (OP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Let us discuss further.

General Outpatient Program (OP)

With this option, you would only need to commit to maybe two appointments a week for an hour or two each appointment. In reality, this option is generally offered to clients who have completed treatment but need a little maintenance care.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

With this option, you would need to report for treatment 3 to 5 days a week. When you report, you would probably have appointments for at least 4 hours a day. Most of your time would be spent working with a therapist as an individual. However, you might get a little exposure to group therapy if time permits.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

This is by far the most restrictive option. You would need to report for treatment at least 5 days a week and perhaps every day. When in the facility, you would be expected to undergo intensive one on one therapy 6 to 8 hours a day, plus commit to group and family treatment when necessary.

If you would like to hear more about outpatient care, please give us a call at 844-903-2111. We would be happy to tell you about our facility and outpatient treatment options. After our initial conversation, we would love to have you come in and commit to getting treatment.