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Who Would Benefit From Outpatient Rehab?


About Outpatient Rehab

Therapy is a great way to access psychological support when fighting addiction, but some patients need more than what standard therapy sessions can provide. Outpatient rehab programs, like the one at The Carter Treatment Center, provide those individuals with the resources and support they need to find healing.

Outpatient rehab bridges the gap between therapy sessions and hospitalization or residential treatment. It gives patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction a substantial source of support while enabling them to participate in their day-to-day obligations like work or school.

For these reasons, patients in the following situations could be candidates for outpatient rehab:

  • Patients who need to manage their obligations, and are able to do so.

We understand that life can be busy and stressful, and some obligations cannot be put on hold. While the patient’s health is always our number one priority, outpatient rehab can be a good choice for those who are able to keep up with obligations like work or school while in treatment. During treatment, we will provide them with tools to manage the stress of daily life in a healthy way.

We know that everyone’s schedule looks a little different. Some patients have children who depend on them, some need to attend school, and others might be pursuing a career while battling an addiction behind closed doors. That’s why we tailor each patient’s treatment to their lifestyle, hobbies, and individual goals.

  • Patients who prefer a more cost-effective option than inpatient care.

Because of the facilities, services, and amenities that are provided, inpatient care can be costly. Outpatient rehab and partial hospitalization programs provide intensive treatment to patients in need while eliminating some of the costs that come with inpatient care.

  • Patients who have a strong at-home support system.

Patients in our outpatient rehab program spend their days in recovery and are able to return to the comforts of their homes at the end of the day. Outpatient rehab can be a great option for individuals who have a strong support system at home because it takes away some of the loneliness that can come with residing in a facility or hospital.

  • Patients who are eager to learn and apply their new skills.

Sometimes, after spending an extensive amount of time in inpatient care, it can be difficult to remember and apply all of the skills that were learned in treatment. Outpatient rehab gives patients the opportunity to practice what they learned every day, and return with questions while they are still fresh in their minds. The skills we emphasize at our partial hospitalization program include:

    • Stress management
    • Emotion navigation
    • Recovery 101
    • Recovery resilience
    • Coping skills
    • Resilience and identity development
    • Special recovery topics
    • Grief and loss
    • Self-care in recovery
    • Perspective
    • Emotion regulation
    • Client presentation group
    • Personal perspective
    • Conflict resolution
    • Values
    • Recovery skills
    • Cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies
    • Recovery maintenance
    • Boundaries
    • Commitment
    • Weekend recovery maintenance
  • Patients who have been discharged from an inpatient program and would like more support.

Outpatient programs are a great way for patients to transition between inpatient treatment and managing life in the real world. These programs allow them to begin establishing their new, sober routine with a strong support system behind them. Patient reviews have spoken highly of this support system at The Carter Treatment Center, giving positive feedback like, “I truly believe that my counselor cares and understands, and that made recovery seem attainable.”

This list is only meant to provide examples of situations that could call for outpatient care. It is not exhaustive. The best way to know for sure if you or a loved one would be a good candidate for our program is to get in touch with our friendly and compassionate team. If you are struggling with addiction, or have a loved one who is, call us today at (678) 737-4430 or contact us online to begin the treatment journey.