We understand that not all patients who require treatment for addiction are able to attend residential treatment programmes. Most residential rehabs offer an outpatient programme specially formulated to cater for such patients.
Outpatient programmes usually take place daily after hours for six weeks and they are run and managed by a professional and dedicated team of addiction counsellors. These counsellors focus on recovery-based behavioural, attitude and lifestyle changes.
These programmes reinforce ongoing aftercare maintenance and relapse prevention programmes.
Outpatient treatment involves the patient living and often working in their normal home environment but checking into a treatment sessions at a recovery center or with a recovery counsellor or therapist on a regular basis.
In most cases sessions are around 30 min to an hour and explore exactly the same models of recovery that residential treatments observe.
Outpatient programs exist in a number of formats but are usually designed for patients that are on the lower risk scale of relapse and that have made enough progress in their sobriety to handle day to day life. Many times outpatients lead pretty “normal” lives but seek professional guidance.
Anonymous groups frequently form part of outpatient treatment.