benefits of outpatient rehab

Who Actually Benefits Best From an Outpatient Rehab Program?

Outpatient rehab can offer many benefits, including:

  • More affordable than inpatient care
  • Usually covered by insurance
  • Builds a strong support system
  • Provides outreach services
  • Offers counseling and mental health services
  • Holds people accountable for staying on track
  • Allows people to work, go to school and stay close to family

Not everyone needs an inpatient program to reach their recovery goals. Outpatient rehab can be equally effective.

Inpatient rehab is recommended for people with severe addictions and requires structure and discipline. Residential treatment is also beneficial, because it removes addicts from their current environment so they can focus on getting healthy.

So, who is outpatient rehab best for?

The following types of people are most likely to benefit from this flexible and personalized care.

People in the beginning stages of addiction.

We know that people do not need to reach rock bottom to get help for a substance abuse problem. Intervening early when the person is still engaged in their lives makes recovery easier and more effective. People in the early stages of addiction typically don’t need an intensive inpatient program. They can benefit from an outpatient program that allows them to continue working and/or going to school while getting their life back on track.

People who need continuing support after inpatient care.

Some people aren’t ready to jump back into things after dual diagnosis rehab. Rather than returning home with little support, these individuals can participate in an outpatient program where they receive mental health counseling, individual and group therapy, life skills training, resocializing skills and 12-step work. These tools give recovering addicts more confidence in their everyday lives.

People who have gone through a relapse.

Relapse does not mean treatment was ineffective. But, it does mean more treatment is needed. Fortunately, inpatient treatment isn’t always necessary following a relapse, especially if the person only used drugs or alcohol once. In fact, a person can join an outpatient program before they relapse, i.e., they notice their cravings getting stronger or more frequent.

Awakenings Treatment Center has an intensive outpatient program that offers therapeutic treatments, compassionate staff, holistic and neuroscientific therapies and individualized programs. Contact us to learn more.

About Shari Corbitt

Dr. Shari Corbitt is a distinguished clinical psychologist with an enduring commitment to enhancing the mental well-being of individuals and communities. Holding a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D), she has amassed a wealth of experience and expertise, making her a trusted authority in the field of mental health. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Corbitt has provided compassionate and evidence-based therapy to countless clients. Her areas of specialization range from cannabis-induced psychosis and mood disorders to anxiety, and chronic pain, as it relates to PTSD and trauma, as well as stress-related conditions. She is widely recognized for her empathetic approach, creating a safe and supportive space for clients to embark on their healing journeys. Dr. Corbitt founded Awakenings Treatment Center to provide cutting-edge treatment for individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders, as well as related emotional difficulties. Optimal wellness is the goal for every client. She lives in gratitude each day for her own recovery, which she enjoys one day at a time.