Outpatient Treatment can be the next step in your recovery journey, the primary method of treatment for milder addictions, or a resource for you to turn to to get your recovery back on track after a relapse. After Inpatient Treatment, Outpatient is the intermediate level of care. These facilities offer structured addiction treatment while you return to living at home, go back to work or school, and carry on with other life responsibilities.
The Outpatient Program at Recovery in Motion offers meetings multiple times per week. You can schedule your treatment around your work, school, and other obligations. Group therapy meetings are exceptional tools to help you remain vigilant in your sobriety. You’ll hear other people’s stories of triumph and struggle and have the opportunity to share your own.
Our program uses the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy to help you understand your addiction, and recognize your triggers and other vulnerabilities for possible relapse. As part of our Outpatient Treatment Program, you will learn action plans and important solutions to your cravings and triggers. Our goal is to equip you with the tools you need to live a clean and sober, fulfilled life.
Although Outpatient Treatment is often the final step in treatment, there is no limit to how long you use these services. Some people choose to make outpatient treatment a regular part of the rest of their lives to avoid relapse while other people use outpatient treatment as a stepping stone and find they only need the more intensive sessions of Outpatient Treatment for a shorter time.
For anyone who is only using Outpatient Treatment and not Residential Treatment, the recommended time is at least 90 days. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that “research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes are contingent on adequate lengths of treatment. Generally, for residential or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited or no effectiveness, and treatments lasting significantly longer often are indicated.”
Inpatient Treatment at Recovery in Motion is designed for people with severe forms of addiction. The first step is designed to ensure that you’re safe and comfortable while the drugs or alcohol leave your system. Once this process is complete, you begin treatment in our residential program. The structure of our program will help your mind and body heal as you begin your recovery journey.
After residential treatment, we recommend that you begin the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). IOP is the next step in treatment for those who still need the structure of a treatment program but with more freedom than you get in residential treatment.
The Outpatient Program (OP) is the last step in the treatment process. In the Outpatient Program (OP), you’ll have minimal programming, and you’ll have time to begin looking for work or transitioning back into your old life, but you’ll have the confidence you need to stay sober.
When you come to Recovery in Motion, our specially trained staff will talk with you to evaluate the level of care that you need. Considerations for outpatient substance abuse treatment include your support system at home, the intensity of your addiction, your willingness to participate in the program, and other factors that contribute to your successful, long-term recovery.