Outpatient Rehab in Florida: What is it and How Can it Help?
What is Outpatient Rehab?
Outpatient rehab can satisfy the needs of various severities of addiction. Often, many individuals use outpatient rehab as a transitionary step after finishing detox or an inpatient treatment program (or both) to transition back to independent living. However, for those that don’t have addictions that are severe enough to warrant inpatient care, outpatient rehab will be their only step in addiction treatment.
Outpatient rehab also comes in various forms and levels. The two primary forms of outpatient treatment are known as IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), which involves several visits to the center every week for treatment, and PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program), which is a slightly more intensive form of treatment than IOP.
A patient’s program of choice depends on the severity of their addiction, their past experiences with treatment, and their future prospects in treatment (including their home environment and risk of relapse). Those with a higher risk of relapse benefit from Partial Hospitalization Programs while those with lower risks would better be suited for Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Candidates for Outpatient Rehab
There are some general considerations that apply to all potential patients in an outpatient rehab program.
Firstly, as previously mentioned, there are 2 general candidates for outpatient treatment. The first group is those who have completed some sort of detox, inpatient treatment, or both and are ready for the next step and to start transitioning back to independent living. The other category consists of individuals who don’t require inpatient care as their addictions are not severe enough to require such a commitment.
Secondly, it is important that those attending outpatient rehab have a healthy, safe, supportive, and most importantly, drug-free environment to call home. Those who do not presently have such an environment or who cannot secure such an environment are unlikely to benefit from outpatient care.
This is because outpatient care cannot effectively function if the work done and lessons learned during treatment are promptly undone at home due to a wide range of factors including easy access to drugs or alcohol, relationships that are conducive to substance abuse, and high-stress environments.
Patient-Specific Factors to Keep in Mind
The personality of each candidate can play a role in their optimal form of treatment too. Not all individuals prefer to have their own freedom when they are dealing with addiction recovery. Some may require a period of time to build up their confidence and feel truly rehabilitated before they are ready to take on individual responsibilities.
For those people, 24/7 support and care at an inpatient or residential program might be a better fit.
On the other hand, there are some who cannot make good progress in recovery when they are being monitored and supported every hour of every day. Some people require alone time after treatment to make their developments and changes.
For those people, outpatient rehab is the perfect opportunity as it gives them a mix of support and individual living.
Other Factors to Consider
Lastly, it’s also worth considering the following factors when judging whether outpatient rehab is the appropriate form of treatment for an individual:
- Outpatient rehab is an excellent opportunity for those individuals that are unable or don’t wish to take time away from work, family, or other responsibilities.
- Outpatient rehab allows individuals to maintain privacy in regard to their treatment. The prospect of not having to take significant periods of away time for treatment helps patients maintain their privacy.
- Individuals who are able and willing to take partial control of their recovery will be most satisfied with outpatient programs.
The Benefits of Outpatient Rehab in Florida
Addiction Treatment and Recovery Does Not Have to Overtake Your Life
An incredible benefit of outpatient rehab, as previously alluded to, is that it allows patients to continue living their life while still receiving the treatment they need. Guests can maintain their responsibilities and commitments that they don’t want to or can’t put on hold.
Outpatient rehab, depending on the specific program, will only require an investment of several days in the week. For instance, the Intensive Outpatient Program will see patients at least 3 days a week for at least 3 hours per day. PHP, naturally, increases on this investment. However, both programs still allow guests to dedicate the majority of their time to personal interests and responsibilities.
Relax in a Quiet, Lush Environment with Luxurious Amenities
Another important benefit of outpatient rehab programs, especially outpatient rehab in Florida, is the opportunity to get treatment in a luxurious environment with high-quality amenities. Guests of outpatient rehab programs in Florida can take advantage of some of the same premium relaxation support that inpatient guests are provided.
These relaxation supports include luxurious amenities such as serene patios, sunbeds and hammocks, as well as opportunities to play sports and exercise. Lastly, individuals can also take advantage of professional massage therapies, yoga sessions, working with chiropractors and much more.
Focus on Transitioning to Independent Living
Lastly, guests of an outpatient rehab program can benefit from the greater focus that is placed on reintegration to independent living than in other forms of addiction treatment.
Outpatient rehab can be an incredibly exciting and important step in addiction recovery. This is where lessons are solidified. Contact us today to find out if our outpatient program is right for you or your loved one.
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