Addiction is a disease that affects over 20 million Americans each year. People can be vulnerable to addiction either because of genetic propensity, social pressures, mental health challenges, or a combination of these and other factors. If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD), help is available. Professional treatment for SUDs, either outpatient or inpatient, offers you the best chance for successful long-term recovery outcomes.
The outpatient treatment program in Rehrersberg, PA, at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) offers evidence-based treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders. If you want to learn about the types of outpatient programs and the benefits of outpatient rehab, reach out today by calling 844.442.8673 or using our online form. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you begin your recovery journey.
Types of Outpatient Programs
Many people desire an outpatient program for the many benefits they provide and the convenience of being able to live at home and keep up with aspects of daily life. Once you have decided on the outpatient option, there are three types.
- Outpatient program (OP) – Low-intensity outpatient rehab usually involves four to six hours of treatment per week, sometimes up to ten.
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP) – This is the next level of outpatient rehab, and while you still live at home, you are typically in treatment for a minimum of 15 hours a week, up to five hours per day, or 25 hours per week.
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP) – This program requires the greatest time commitment and represents the highest intensity level. This is as close as you can come to inpatient rehab while still living at home. PHPs require a minimum of six hours of treatment daily.
Every one of these options can be adjusted to meet your needs. An individual treatment plan is a living document that can be revised if and when your requirements and comfort level change.
Benefits of Outpatient Rehab
Though the specifics of outpatient addiction treatment will change based on whether you opt for OP, IOP, or PHP, the benefits of outpatient rehab remain consistent and include the following five items:
- Support – Rehab programs come with built-in peer and staff support, but having a solid, trustworthy home-based support system increases your comfort and can improve your outcomes. Not all home environments feel safe for the rehab journey. If the people at home will trigger you by using drugs or alcohol, home is not a safe place. But outpatient rehab is a wonderful option when your family and friends support your sobriety goals.
- No place like home – The familiarity and comfort of home are vitally important to many people. If you are a homebody or feel most relaxed and protected in your own space, sleeping in your bed, and surrounded by your familiar belongings, outpatient rehab will allow you to benefit from those things while working on your recovery.
- Consistency – Whether it’s your job or education, relationships, children, or other obligations, maintaining a connection to those things while in rehab is possible if you are in an outpatient program. Depending on the level of rehab you qualify for and choose, you will have more or less time to devote, for example, to a job or classes, but you can stay connected, and that’s important for many people.
- Transitions – You will navigate both worlds by transitioning daily between rehab and home. In rehab, you will be supported in finding resources outside the program which you can begin accessing while still enrolled. The transition between rehab and post-discharge sober living is thus supported. You will benefit from your rehab support group and peer groups you access while at home, such as a local 12-step program. The work you do while functioning within rehab and in the outside world will set you up for post-rehab success.
- Cost – Rehab costs are typically less than outpatient rehab because there are no room and board expenses. One month of inpatient treatment can cost more than three months of OP. You may find outpatient rehab more affordable depending on insurance coverage, out-of-pocket costs, and deductibles.
Whatever path you choose – any path toward recovery is a good one.
PAATC’s Outpatient Rehab in Rehrersberg, PA
Don’t wait – find out about PAATC’s outpatient addiction treatment options by calling us at 844.442.8673 or using our online form. Our evidence-based therapies and experienced staff will set you up for success on your recovery journey.
Your well-being is our goal.