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San Diego Outpatient Rehab
At Healthy Life Recovery, we provide the treatment you need to overcome addiction and to achieve sober living. Our outpatient rehab in San Diego is designed to assist patients with maintaining their personal commitments while receiving the necessary care to remain sober. People who have completed detox and medication-assisted treatment will most likely need assistance transitioning back into society. We recognize that staying sober does not come easy, which is why our outpatient program can help individuals obtain a drug-free lifestyle.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a program with a certain level of care used for treating substance use disorders. These individuals typically do not require medical detoxification or 24-hour supervision and have completed residential or higher levels of outpatient care. Every IOP has its own structure; however, each program will contain a combination of therapies and medical/psychiatric care. Outpatient services provide the ongoing structure and support for people to transition back into society.
Types of Outpatient Treatment
There is a spectrum of the intensity for the broad term outpatient treatment. These treatments are usually made of:
Outpatient day programs, which have the most intense schedule. The patient meets with the program anywhere from five to seven days per week.
Intensive outpatient programs offer more flexibility than day programs. The patient meets with the program from three to four days per week. This program is suitable for a patient whose work, school, or home life has caused them to pursue treatment.
Continuing or aftercare programs consist of counseling or support groups and meet about one a week.
Benefits of Outpatient Treatment
It is estimated that 60% of people who have been treated for addiction will relapse once they leave rehab. The stress of resuming work, family reintegration, and familiar locations can all be significant risk factors for addicts in early recovery. Intensive outpatient rehabs can be a regular standard to remain engaged and focused on recovery during this period. Clients are continuously learning effective coping mechanisms to achieve recovery. They have the opportunity to start applying these skills as they begin to function in their day to day lives.
When selecting the advantages of one treatment approach, the individual’s needs, resources, and the likelihood of success must be taken into consideration. Benefits of outpatient treatment include:
Higher levels of flexibility in scheduling and treatment center programs.
Ability to live at home and continue to focus on family.
Freedom to maintain employment or education.
Lower cost than inpatient rehab.
Effectiveness in treating mild to moderate substance use disorders.
Why Outpatient Rehab?
Many clients struggle with progression out of treatment settings.The stress of resuming work, family reintegration, and being back in familiar locations and situations can be major risk factors for addicts in early recovery. Intensive outpatient rehabs can be a regular touchstone to remain engaged and focused on recovery during this period. Clients continue to learn effective coping mechanisms in intensive outpatient rehab and have a direct opportunity to start applying these skills as they begin to function in their day to day lives.
Relapse Prevention Skills
Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS)
Cultivation of Sober Support
Managing Cravings and Impulses to Use
What to Expect?
Outpatient (OP) Care is the aftercare that clients attend when they have completed the program at Healthy Life Recovery. Every OP treatment plan is specific to the client’s needs and personal schedule. Clients have the option to continue with group therapy 1-3 days a week with ongoing individual therapy and case management sessions. Clients also have the opportunity for ongoing medical and psychiatric appointments when attending outpatient aftercare.
Intensive outpatient programs will typically meet during the weekdays. Many treatment facilities offer daytime, as well as evening programs, that require sessions lasting for a few hours. During the scheduled meeting time, patients will meet with groups and have breaks in between each session.
Common types of group sessions for an IOP include:
Skill-development groups which can include relapse prevention, stress management, and assertiveness training techniques.
Psychoeducational groups, low-key, time-limited groups.
Interpersonal process groups which can include single-interest groups and family/couples groups.
Support groups with people who are working on similar problems, such as the 12-step program.
Healthy Life Recovery recognizes what is needed in order to provide effective treatment programs. We utilize evidence-based therapies that are proven to be effective in treating patients and improve their overall mental health. Therapy sessions can be conducted individually or with family members. The therapies used in IOP include:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Drug tests are a standard treatment protocol for outpatient programs. Most programs will utilize drug testing, but the frequency of tests will vary. Testing can be completely random, or scheduled 1-3 times per week.
The goal of drug tests is not necessarily to “catch” them in the act of using. More so to reassure that participants are adhering to the program’s rules. It is also important to protect other participating members from substance use. If someone is using, it could be a sign that the individual may need a higher level of treatment.
When is Inpatient Treatment Better?
Inpatient treatment is a more extensive approach to addiction treatment. Also known as residential care, inpatient treatment provides around the clock care by medical professionals in a non-hospital setting. It does not possess the same flexibility as an outpatient treatment program.
People who will more likely benefit from an inpatient program are not mentally strong enough to resist negative influences. Additionally, an individual who does not have a reliable support system in their home environment would also be a good candidate. The choice ultimately comes down to the patient’s situation and should be a joint decision with an addiction specialist.
How Long Does it Last?
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), defines IOP level of care as a period of a minimum of 9 therapeutic hours per week. Treatment outcomes for addicts who remain in intensive outpatient care for at least 90 days are significantly more successful. The patients are then able to transition to a less intense form of outpatient care. At the end of the day, the program length will vary from person to person, depending on certain factors.
Our rehab facility in San Diego provides individualized treatment to help you achieve recovery while maintaining a healthy life. Our Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program is exactly what a newly sober addict needs to be successful outside of a rehab facility. Especially as they embark on this new and exciting chapter of their life.
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