TOP 5 Reasons why outpatient addiction treatment is for you.
Deciding between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment and overwhelmed?
Admitting you need help to overcome an addiction is difficult. We often feel shame, remorse, anger, or even self-loathing for getting to this point.
But please know, you are not alone. Over 19 million Americans ages 12 and up battle with addiction. The good news is, you can overcome it with the right support and addiction treatment.
Determining the proper treatment for addiction can be difficult, whether you’re making that choice for yourself or a loved one.
There are several factors to consider, including:
- Level of care and support needed
So, where do you begin? Well, you can always consult your doctor or reach out to an addiction treatment facility near you. If you are in the San Diego area, our team of addiction treatment professionals here at BOLD Health are ready to answer your questions and help you determine the best treatment option for you or a loved one.
Available Addiction Treatment Options
When considering addiction treatments, there are two main options:
- Inpatient residential treatment: This type of treatment for addiction is especially effective if you have a severe addiction problem or mental health condition. As its name suggests, you stay in a residential center away from your home for an extended period (typically 30-60 days), determined by your mental health care professional. Inpatient addiction treatment allows for 24/7 support and round-the-clock supervision.
- Outpatient addiction treatment: There are two types of outpatient addiction treatment: outpatient detox programs and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Both do not require you to live anywhere but your home, allowing you more freedom to live your life as you normally would (without the substances, of course).
Here at BOLD Health in San Diego, we offer both an outpatient detox program and a highly effective IOP. Each of these outpatient addiction treatment programs can help you or your loved one work through the detoxification process and learn the tools and strategies to overcome addiction.
Of course, some people are hesitant or unable to commit to the time of an IOP, especially when first thinking of getting help for their addiction. We also offer outpatient individual therapy and help with medications (if needed) that can be tailored to fit your schedule. The decision to get help at any level of care will be discussed in your initial evaluation to make sure we find the treatment that fits your needs.
Why Choosing Outpatient Addiction Treatment Could be Your Best Option
Your recovery is what matters. So if you or your doctor believes starting your road to recovery should begin with inpatient addiction treatment, then definitely start there. Outpatient addiction treatment is an excellent step-down treatment option after you exit residential treatment, so your healthcare provider may recommend both.
But if you battle an addiction that is less severe or you need a more flexible option, outpatient addiction treatment could be your best choice. There are several benefits to choosing outpatient addiction treatment. We’ve put a list together of the five most beneficial reasons to enroll in an outpatient addiction treatment program.
One of the most significant benefits of an outpatient addiction treatment program is that you don’t have to leave your job, home life, and social life behind for an extended stay away from home.
You may be thinking,
“Well, is outpatient addiction treatment effective then?”
Absolutely! While you may experience more temptations to use substances, what you learn through your individual, group, and family treatment sessions can help you put tools and strategies into action immediately.
The length of your detox program or IOP treatment is customized to your individual needs. Your assigned therapist will work with you to develop the ideal schedule and length of treatment you need to overcome your addiction.
2. More affordable
While your recovery from addiction is far more precious than any amount of money, if you don’t necessarily need to spend the money on round-the-clock care at a rehab facility, outpatient addiction treatment is a better option. The price tag isn’t as hefty because you don’t need to pay for 24/7 treatment in outpatient care.
Another helpful thing about outpatient addiction treatment is that many insurance companies offer some type of coverage. We can help check on your insurance coverage if you’re looking for an IOP in San Diego.
If you are concerned about your privacy, an outpatient addiction treatment program will allow you to keep your addiction treatment to yourself, especially if you attend an evening IOP that allows you to continue working during the day. Because you attend scheduled sessions away from home but can still go to work and attend to your family and social life, people you may not want to know about your addiction treatment can stay in the dark about it.
4. Customized to your needs
Whether you enter an outpatient detox program or intensive outpatient program (IOP) as your initial treatment for addiction, your journey to recovery will be unlike anyone else’s. At BOLD Health in San Diego, we understand the circumstances and situations that brought you to addiction aren’t going to be like anyone else’s. And just the same, your journey to recovery will be different.
That’s why we’ll work with you after conducting a comprehensive evaluation to determine the
best addiction treatment option to fit your situation, personality, and lifestyle.
5. Support from loved ones
When you enroll in outpatient addiction treatment services, you’ll be with your loved ones at the end of the day. For many of our clients, this is vital to their success and wellbeing. Even if you don’t have loved ones living with you, you’re able to be with people who care about and support you through your recovery process, whether that’s in person, over the phone, or even via video chat.
Experience the BOLD Health Approach to Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Addiction is powerful. We understand that.
But you have the ability to fight your addiction and successfully recover. We know that because we’ve seen it, time and time again. Your addiction does not define you.
That’s something we keep in mind here at BOLD whenever we meet with a new patient. When we work with you to tailor the right outpatient addiction treatment program to meet your needs, we take your whole self into account, not just your struggles.
Taking that first step to recovery can be extremely difficult. But it’s also extremely rewarding.
Contact us today and experience our BOLD, compassionate approach to treating addiction.