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Outpatient Rehab Ohio


What Is Outpatient Rehab?  

For some people in Ohio, inpatient rehab is not financially or personally feasible. When this is the case, outpatient rehab can be of great benefit to someone wishing to become and remain sober. Also, outpatient rehab can be a way of continuing previous inpatient rehab treatments after a person returns home.

Outpatient rehab typically consists of going to a rehabilitation facility during the day and participating in counseling, education and/or group therapy sessions. At night, the person returns home. Examples of techniques a person may participate in during outpatient rehab, include cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and motivational incentives. Family therapy may also be incorporated into the services.

The main difference between outpatient rehab and inpatient, is that inpatient programs involve living at a facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some outpatient rehab programs last the entire day, while others are for only a few hours a day. Ohio residents have found success using both treatment approaches.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Outpatient Rehab?

There are several considerations to take into account when deciding between inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Examples of a person who is a suitable candidate for outpatient rehabilitation include:

  • Those who have completed an inpatient treatment program and wish to continue intensive counseling services at home.
  • Those who have experienced a “short-term” addiction that has not extended over the course of years and wish to get sober.
  • Those who have a strong support network at home.
  • Those who do not have a “complicated” addiction, such as addictions to multiple substances, or addiction and a mental health disorder.

People who may not be suitable candidates for inpatient rehab, include those with severe addictions, who have a poor support network at home, or who have tried outpatient rehab in the past and have relapsed. A person may wish to begin with inpatient rehabilitation, and then move forward to an outpatient option in the future.

If you are having difficulty determining the best option for you or your loved one, consult the rehabilitation facility. Regardless of the type chosen, it is important that the person remains in therapy for as long as needed to make real change. An expert can often help you consider different aspects to make the most informed choice.

Benefits of Outpatient Rehab

For the right person, outpatient rehab can offer many benefits. The most important of these is the skills and knowledge to achieve sobriety and stay sober. In addition to this benefit, outpatient rehabilitation is generally considered to be more affordable than inpatient options. Some people also prefer outpatient treatments because they can continue important obligations while still receiving treatment. Examples include obligations to work, home, and/or family.

For people with supportive families and friends at home, outpatient rehabilitation provides the opportunity for them to form a support network around an individual and work to understand what he or she is going through.

What Comes After Outpatient Rehab?

After completing an outpatient rehabilitation program, patients ideally have the knowledge and behavioral tools to return to society as a sober individual. Many people are energized and ready to devote their lives to more productive pursuits, such as finding a new job or going to school to learn a new trade.

Following outpatient rehabilitation, many Ohio residents choose to transition to participating in a local support group or attend less-frequent counseling sessions. Because addiction is a chronic condition that is never fully “cured,” but rather managed, it is important that those in recovery continue some forms of services after drug rehabilitation. Although a successful recovery requires continued support, a commitment to sobriety is very important for long-term success. For more information about the benefits of outpatient rehab, pick up the phone and speak with an addiction specialist today.