Outpatient rehab is a more flexible and less expensive option that allows the individual in recovery to live at home while receiving treatment for a drug or alcohol use disorder. While not the appropriate level of care for some, outpatient treatment has the advantage of allowing the individual to continue to work, provide care for children, or attend school. Outpatient care and costs can vary dramatically between programs, from the most basic services provided to high-end programs that offer a wide array of additional services. Outpatient rehab offers different levels of care, which correspond with the individual’s specific treatment needs and recovery goals.
An outpatient rehab will require the individual to first undergo detox and withdrawal. If the addiction is fairly new and not severe, this can be accomplished at home with some oversight from the person’s medical doctor. For some, a separate detox facility might be the best option. Once detox is completed, the client will begin participating in scheduled individual and group therapy sessions and classes.