young man looking at the camera needs outpatient rehabYour drug or alcohol addiction is a complex problem. More often than not, addiction affects all areas of your life, including work, relationships, money and even your health. By recognizing these problems, you’re getting closer to recovery. You just have to make the decision to enter inpatient or outpatient rehab.

What is Outpatient Rehab?

Outpatient rehab is one of several levels of care available for addiction treatment. Outpatient rehab treatment offers many benefits and drawbacks, depending upon your particular drug problem. Some benefits include being able to continue working, attending school or taking care of family while going through rehab. You live at home during rehab, attending daytime sessions and sleeping at home each night.

Outpatient programs vary from rehab to rehab. However, there are some constants among these programs. For example, outpatient programs usually meet several times each week. These sessions are usually just a few hours. During the rest of the week, clients live their own lives while practicing what they learn about sobriety in rehab.

For people with advanced addictions, an outpatient program may not work. Some people need the structure, safety, and focus of residential rehab. If your addiction is treatable through outpatient, this type of program will save you time and money.

To succeed in outpatient treatment, you must be relatively stable in your addiction recovery with only a mild addiction problem. You have to participate fully in your program for it to work. Before starting outpatient, you need a thorough addiction evaluation for development of an independent treatment plan and to ensure OP rehab meets your needs.

Cons of outpatient rehab include:

  • Absence of supervision for most of each week
  • Regular, easy access to the substances you abuse
  • Greater risk of relapse
  • Exposure to triggers, temptations and negative relationships influencing substance abuse

Intensive Outpatient and PHP Programs

Intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment is a more structured version of outpatient treatment. In IOP rehab, you continue living at home, going to work, attending school and taking care of family. People with mild to moderate addiction do well in IOP treatment.

An intensive outpatient program also treats people with co-occurring conditions, such as depression or anxiety. IOP treatment costs more than outpatient but less than residential rehab.

Partial hospitalization (PHP) programs offer more structure than IOP programs. Many people call PHP programs “day rehab” because you stay at the rehab facility for two to eight hours each day and return home for sleep. This structure provides time for more intensive therapy programs than IOP or OP treatment affords.

People with co-occurring conditions benefit from PHP rehab, whereas outpatient treatment may not be adequate. Clients in partial hospitalization need to be able to stay on track in recovery when at home, even if they need PHP’s higher level of care during the day. Partial hospitalization is also effective for people with health problems that require monitoring.

Both IOP and PHP are good for people who have suffered a relapse and need to rebuild recovery. Outpatient is more often a solution for post-residential treatment, as a continuation of rehab.

Pacific Northwest Outpatient Rehab Addiction Treatment

Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon provides multiple levels of care for addiction treatment. If you seek recovery from alcohol or drugs and live in the Pacific Northwest, Crestview Recovery provides an opportunity to rebuild your life close to home. Levels of care at Crestview Recovery include:

All programs at Crestview Recovery provide extensive counseling and dual diagnosis treatment under masters-level therapists. The extended 90-day program ensures you are strong in recovery before returning home.

If you or someone you love need complete recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, Crestview Recovery can help you achieve your goal. Call Crestview Recovery at 866.262.0531 for more information about available programs. The program you need is available in the Pacific Northwest.