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
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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