What Is Drug & Alcohol Rehab?
When someone is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, there are different treatment options available. These treatment options can include:
- Medical detox
- Inpatient or residential treatment
- Outpatient rehab
- Support and recovery groups
- Individual therapy
Inpatient and outpatient rehab are typically the most commonly utilized addiction treatment options.
Inpatient rehab is also called residential treatment. This type of treatment means patients have to stay overnight in the treatment facility. The setting is very structured and supervised. Patients are always monitored, and they can’t come and go, even for things like school or work.
Outpatient rehab, on the other hand, is significantly more flexible. Outpatient rehab can be scheduled to work around the other commitments someone might have. Participants don’t have to stay the night, and they’re free to come and go.
Directions From Easton to Our Treatment Facility
The Freedom Center is a modern, innovative outpatient rehab facility. We specialize in intensive outpatient programs. We are easily reachable from Easton, at our location in Gaithersburg, MD.
- We’re around 85 miles from Easton
- The drive is around 1 ½ hour from Easton, MD to Gaithersburg, MD
What Should You Expect During Substance Abuse Treatment?
During an outpatient rehab program for drugs or alcohol, the following are some things you might expect:
- An outpatient treatment program should begin with a full assessment. Treatment plans should be very individualized and tailored to improve recovery outcomes, and this is why a comprehensive assessment is so important.
- Most outpatient drug and alcohol programs include at least one weekly individual therapy session and several group sessions each week.
- Family therapy sessions may be included as part of outpatient rehab.
- Outpatient rehab sessions can usually be scheduled in the afternoon or evening to accommodate daily schedules of participants.
- Once someone completes outpatient rehab, aftercare planning, and long-term follow-up is usually part of their lives.
Holistic Substance Abuse Facility
In the past, one of the possible downsides of outpatient rehab was the fact that it wasn’t as intensive and holistic as inpatient rehab. At the Freedom Center, we offer intensive outpatient programs that are in many ways similar to inpatient rehab. They are holistic and multi-faceted. Our intensive outpatient programs speak to the needs of the whole person, and not just their addiction to drugs or alcohol.
This means that along with the group and individual sessions dealing with addiction, there are also coaching services available.
For example, some of the many support and coaching services offered to clients of the Freedom Center include time management, vocational programs, and programs focused on exercise and nutrition.
Is Substance Abuse Treatment Right For You?
There are many benefits to an outpatient rehab program, but it might not be the right addiction treatment option for everyone. You might consider outpatient rehab if:
- You’ve already completed an inpatient program or a higher level of care. Addiction treatment often occurs as a continuum of care. This means there are several steps along the way. Once someone has completed inpatient or residential treatment, they might be clinically recommended to continue receiving treatment in an outpatient setting.
- You don’t have a severe addiction. Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a diagnosable, chronic disorder. Certain symptoms are indicative of addiction, and addiction can also be diagnosed as mild, moderate or severe based on the number of symptoms a person has. If you have a milder addiction, outpatient rehab may be a good starting point for you.
- You’re unable to go to inpatient rehab because of work, school or family commitments.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
During an intensive outpatient program, there is a big focus on helping clients learn how to identify and deal with triggers in their life. It’s also a good transitional step as someone goes from living as an addict to living life in recovery.
During an intensive outpatient program, participants can receive dual diagnosis care for mental health disorders as well. Once someone completes an intensive outpatient program, they may then begin some form of continuing care. This is often participation in a 12-step program like NA or AA.
Along with intensive outpatient programs, there are other specific types of outpatient rehab as well. There is day treatment, which is a high-level of care with a rigorous treatment schedule usually lasting all day, for example.
To learn more about The Freedom Center and the outpatient rehab programs we offer, contact us today.