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Outpatient Rehab: What to Expect in an Outpatient Program

by Pathlie Lee Business consultant

Not everyone needs residential treatment. If you want to try out outpatient rehab in Pasadena, here are a few things you can expect.

Assessment is the first step

A physician or counselor will need to examine first before you can enter the program. The assessment will determine how far along your addiction is and whether you should go for an inpatient or outpatient option. Expect the staff to take your medical physical history. A physical exam will need to be performed as well along with a drug test, the Addition Blog says.

Withdrawal will follow

Before the treatment can start, the drugs need to be flushed out of your system. You’ll need to undergo detox. If you look for a facility that offers medically-assisted detox, you can count on the experience to be safe and comfortable, or at least as comfortable as the staff can make it for you, depending on how severe your withdrawal symptoms are.

You’ll go into therapy

Psychotherapy is one of the most common methods used to treat addiction. Enrolling in rehab will mean required participation in individual sessions as well as in group therapies. You may need to attend the first one every day and the second one every week, depending on your counselor’s recommendations.

It’s a viable solution

If your addiction problems can be resolved through counseling and therapy, then this treatment program is a good match for you. As long as it can address your unique situation and specific needs, then you’re in the right hands.

It can be Intimidating at first

Joining an outpatient rehab program can be intimidating, especially if this is your first time to do so. However, you’ll soon find out that the program provides you with a wealth of information and resources to help you with your recovery. Take the time to explore those resources and go over the information to decide which treatments or approaches are right for you. 

You get to build a network

For a successful recovery, you need a supportive network. Build one if you don’t have one yet. This should be composed of the facility’s staff, your doctor and other patients who are undergoing the same experience you are. You don’t need to choose residential treatment to get that. Add the support and love you get from family and friends too. Their combined help can boost your motivation and help you get through hurdles on bad days.

You’ll get aftercare support

While it’s important that you get support during the program, aftercare support also counts. Given the many relapses that happen after a patient has transitioned to the outside world after rehab, there’s a greater need to ensure recovering addicts have the help they need to keep on the straight and narrow. That’s the quality of aftercare support you’ll want from your outpatient rehab in Pasadena.

It's going to be hard

Rehab and recovery will be hard. They’re going to take a lot of time, effort and commitment. But recognizing that you need help and reaching out to take it is already a huge step and puts you in the best position for starting over.

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Created on May 15th 2019 10:49. Viewed 246 times.

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