Move forward toward sobriety with outpatient treatment. Live at home, surrounded by your family, and work on your addiction treatment program during the day. A program like this is appropriate for people who don’t need intensive treatment or around-the-clock care.Start here with a free call
Outpatient treatment involves living at home or in a sober living facility and attending therapy and counseling sessions throughout the week.
Some people enroll in outpatient treatment after completing medical detox and inpatient treatment—this is known as step-down care. Others with mild addictions and a strong support system may begin their recovery process with an outpatient rehab program.
Before beginning treatment, the first step is intake and assessment. You’ll fill out any necessary paperwork and then a psychologist or doctor will conduct a thorough assessment, including the nature and extent of your addiction, family history, mental and medical conditions, social history, history of trauma, and more.
Your treatment team will use this information to guide your treatment planning. What works for one patient might not be right for another, which is why programs tailor your plan to suit you and your needs.
Standard outpatient programs are the most flexible addiction treatment options available, including a few hours of counseling and therapy per week. You can expect interventions and services, such as:
Unlike inpatient, IOPs, and PHPs, outpatient treatment can last for an extended period of time. The benefit of ongoing care is that you can build upon your relapse prevention and coping skills and address any new challenges or struggles that arise during recovery.
As you come to the end of your outpatient program, your treatment team will create a tailored aftercare and relapse prevention plan for you, based on your needs and priorities. This plan may include joining SMART Recovery or a 12-step program like NA or AA if you haven’t already as well as attending ongoing counseling sessions.
Enroll in an outpatient treatment program, and you’ll visit with a talented team regularly to work on your recovery. You’ll live outside of the facility, but you’ll get the help you need. Benefits of treatment include the following:
"Being the first client to go through Boca Recovery Center, I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life. I have never been in a facility where every person working there treats you as if you are their family and is there for you every step of the way. It was the most loving and caring facility I have ever attended."
"This is an awesome place where they really care about you! They really go out their way to help you, they are compassionate about what they do and today I can say thank you Boca for being there and being a big part of my recovery journey."
Boca Recovery is one of the best treatment centers in South Florida to address your substance use! As a clinical staff member, I can genuinely say that each therapist working here has your best interests at heart. We will work beside you to help guide you towards a successful recovery!
Boca recovery housing was very comfortable for the time I spent there. The apartment has two bedrooms fully furnished with kitchen appliances and all the necessary items to cook meals every day. It definitely allowed me to transition back to reality very easily as I was attending groups and AA meetings every day. I enjoyed using the gym and basketball they provided. I would recommend to anyone.
During outpatient rehab, you’ll attend individual counseling, in which you will meet one-on-one with your therapist to explore the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help gain insight into your substance misuse. You’ll learn coping skills, emotional regulation strategies, and impulse control skills, all of which will be vital throughout your recovery.
Group counseling sessions, which are facilitated by a psychologist or addiction counselor, offer an opportunity for you to build sober social skills, create and build a recovery community, and learn and practice recovery strategies in a safe space.
Family therapy actively involves family members in your recovery process and helps to improve communication and conflict-resolution skills as well as strengthen relationships. It can also help change the way your loved ones think about and respond to substance misuse.
Your outpatient treatment program may include drug education, relapse prevention, vocational rehabilitation, skills training, and social re-integration classes. These sessions provide training for essential strategies and skills needed to begin living a sober life.
One of the advantages of outpatient rehab is that you have plenty of flexibility while you recover from a drug or alcohol addiction. You can receive therapy and counseling on a schedule that works best for you and your obligations, such as childcare or work, with many treatment sessions being available in the evenings or on weekends.
Inpatient care typically lasts between one and three months, but because of the nature of outpatient rehab, you can attend treatment for an extended period of time, such as a year or longer. Some people attend outpatient programs for an indefinite period of time, building on their recovery skills in the long term.
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Most major insurance carriers cover addiction treatment. We will work with your provider to get you the maximum possible coverage for your care.
Patients with limited or no insurance may need to secure private financing. We can help put you in touch with third-party lenders and explore other options if needed.
Outpatient rehab treatment programs come in many shapes and sizes. Intensive programs, including those in hospital settings, are designed for people who need significant help. Other programs may involve meeting with a therapist or counselor just a few times per week.
Outpatient treatment programs use evidence-based treatment models, including basing programs on the needs and preferences of the patients. Outpatient rehab lasts as long as people need it to.
Your outpatient costs will vary depending on the length and intensity of your treatment program. Outpatient programs typically work with almost all insurance providers, and staff members can help arrange authorization for you.
Reputable outpatient rehab programs use evidence-based models to help you recover. Novel treatments that have no scientific basis aren’t used in a program like this. Providers should also be willing to adjust treatment based on the needs of their patients.