Can I Still Go to Rehab If I Have to Take Care of My Family?

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Admitting you need professional help for your alcohol or drug addiction is a challenging first step towards getting sober, but many individuals face further obstacles when they believe their busy lives and responsibilities can’t accommodate rehab. When a lot of Americans think of “rehab,” they typically think of inpatient facilities that they sign themselves away to like sleepaway camp. A lot of people don’t have the privilege of being able to drop everything in their lives to check into a facility, especially those who are financially responsible for others or are raising a family.

Fortunately, there are many inpatient rehab facilities that also offer outpatient programs and some facilities are exclusively outpatient-focused, including The Carter Treatment Center. There are many benefits to outpatient rehab, especially if you want to overcome your addiction but aren’t able to stay in a facility or hospital. Everyone should be able to have access to rehab and resources to help them on the path to sobriety – statistics show that between 85 and 95 percent of all people who complete drug rehab report still being abstinent from drugs nine months after discharge, and roughly 70 percent of patients report having benefited from improved quality of life after they’ve completed rehab.

If you’re raising a family, outpatient rehab enables you to continue living at home while going through treatment on weekdays. This way, you can focus on your health and your future while also getting to go home to your loved ones at night. Being around people who love and support you can also greatly aid in your recovery.

Other benefits of outpatient rehab include:

  • Affordability: Outpatient rehab is generally less expensive than staying at a hospital or inpatient rehab because it requires fewer services, amenities, and facilities such as room and board. If you’re looking for accessible addiction treatment, an outpatient program might be best suited for your needs.
  • Accommodations for jobs: Do you have a demanding, full-time job? Are you the breadwinner of the family who is responsible for providing for your loved one’s basic needs? Countless professionals turn to outpatient rehab so they don’t have to take time off work. Though outpatient rehab requires individuals to check in on specific days for a certain amount of hours, some offer flexibility and can work with you to accommodate your busy schedule.
  • Option for those in the early stages of addiction: If you decide to seek help before your addiction becomes severe, you may not require the intensive care that inpatient facilities provide. Outpatient rehab could be a better option if you only recently started abusing alcohol or drugs. Unsure of which rehab is right for you? We recommend giving the facility a call first to explain your unique situation.

If you’re suffering from addiction, you deserve to have access to professional help so you can begin the healing process in a safe and therapeutic environment. Outpatient rehab provides an alternative option for individuals who might otherwise not be able to get the help they need. Whether you’re a parent with a family to raise or a full-time working professional, it’s important to know that there are resources out there for you.

Have Obligations? Call Us for Help.

The Carter Treatment Center knows how busy daily life is and that you may have responsibilities you can’t put down. That’s why our Georgia facilities in Cumming and Suwanee offer outpatient treatment programs and also serve people in the surrounding communities of Alpharetta, John’s Creek, Gainesville, Milton, Canton, and Roswell. Addiction should be treated seriously, no matter your life’s current circumstances.

Even if you believe your addiction isn’t severe, quitting now before it worsens can save you a lot of time, energy, and grief – it can also save your life. Outpatient rehab can give you the same access to treatment as inpatient rehab does, including alternative therapies, family counseling, and more. Have a scheduling conflict? Don’t hesitate to call us to learn more about how we can help.

The Carter Treatment Center is here to help you confront your addiction and prioritize your health. Contact our team online or call us at (678) 737-4430 to learn about our Georgia-based facilities.

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