When you’re ready to overcome a dependence on drugs or alcohol, what can you expect in a rehab program? You’ve probably heard about rehab, but maybe you don’t know a lot about the process. Will it be uncomfortable? Do you really have to stay in a facility, far from your loved ones? A lot depends on the severity of a person’s disorder, but in some cases, outpatient rehab is available. You’ll gain the tools and skills you need for long-term sobriety while living at home.
Are You Ready for Outpatient Treatment?
Not every person is a suitable candidate for outpatient rehab. Your facility should do a thorough assessment to make that decision. During an evaluation, qualified staff will focus on the best course of treatment for you. For severe substance abuse problems, individuals generally require inpatient care.
However, if you’ve successfully completed a residential rehab program, you may be ready for outpatient treatment. You’ll be able to return home. In most cases, you can go to work or school. This allows you to slowly transition back to normal life while still attending counseling sessions at the treatment center.
Before a facility determines you’re ready for outpatient care, you’ll have to demonstrate progress and show that you’re prepared for this next step of a sober life.
What to Expect in Outpatient Rehab
There are generally two types of outpatient treatment: regular outpatient and intensive outpatient. Which is right for you?
Intensive outpatient can be a bridge between residential and outpatient treatment. You don’t have to live in a facility, but counseling sessions may go on daily for several hours at a time. You’ll have access to qualified staff members who can customize your care as needed.
Regular outpatient rehab is a step down. You may meet with your counselor daily or a few times per week. Your treatment may also include individual and group sessions. As you progress in your recovery, you’ll probably attend fewer sessions.
Outpatient treatment is no less important than residential care. Supportive counselors will address core issues and give you strategies to effectively handle cravings. You’ll learn how to think about the consequences of any negative actions in an effort to avoid them. All of this provides a strong foundation for recovery and long-term sobriety.
What if you’re a professional or executive who can’t put your life on hold but still need treatment for substance abuse? You may be able to take part in a rehab program that accommodates you. You can continue meeting your professional obligations while getting the help you deserve.
The Dunes is Ready to Help You
Our East Hampton rehab center provides inpatient and outpatient treatment. We personalize our care to meet each person’s unique needs, and we do it all in a licensed, confidential setting designed for your comfort. Dr. Howard Shaffer of Harvard University is a Senior Program Consultant and frequent partner of our facility.
The treatment methods we offer include:
We maintain a private, secluded environment where you can begin your recovery in peace. Because we value confidentiality, our facility has a limited number of residents, and we’re nestled in a secure, exclusive estate.
We want our residents to enjoy the type of accommodations they’re used to, whether it’s regular massage therapy, spa treatments, or spending time in beautiful, natural surroundings.