What Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
When many people think of alcohol or drug rehab, they imagine a traditional program in which individuals live fulltime at a treatment center. Known as “partial hospitalization” or “residential rehab,” this type of treatment can be extremely effective for those struggling with severe addictions or those who may require medical supervision to safely detox. However, it is not always necessary. In some cases, individuals may benefit from intensive outpatient treatment.
Intensive outpatient rehab allows individuals in recovery to live at home and travel to a facility several times a week for addiction treatment. Intensive outpatient treatment has many benefits, including the ability to maintain everyday obligations while still receiving the personalized care and support needed to overcome addiction.
When Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment Appropriate?
Intensive outpatient treatment is not right for everyone. Those battling severe addictions may require medically supervised and/or supported detox, as well as partial hospitalization during the initial stages of recovery. The same is true of those who lack at-home support from family and friends, which is a critical element in preventing relapse. However, for some people, intensive outpatient rehab offers an effective method of treating addiction without having to live or sleep at a treatment center.
Intensive outpatient treatment is often appropriate in the following situations:
- As primary treatment for those with less-severe substance use disorders
- For those with supportive home environments
- For individuals with work, school, and other everyday obligations
- For those who must care for children and/or other family members
Often, intensive outpatient treatment follows medical detox, partial hospitalization, and/or residential rehab as the next step in recovery. However, it may be appropriate as the primary treatment method in some cases. Every situation is unique; our team at The Carter Treatment Center conducts comprehensive intake evaluations to assess the needs of every individual prior to recommending a treatment program. We are happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
Like other forms of addiction treatment, intensive outpatient treatment can be fully tailored to each individual’s specific needs, concerns, and goals. At The Carter Treatment Center, we believe that this is the most effective method of treating addiction and substance use disorders.
Our intensive outpatient program typically involves a variety of treatments and services, including but not limited to:
We work with each individual to develop a program that meets their needs, while also providing the level of treatment and care they deserve. With our intensive outpatient treatment program in Cumming or Suwanee, you will come to our center several times a week for multiple hours a day. During this time, you will receive intensive, individualized treatments, as well as the support and tools you need to manage the ups and downs of recovery. Our addiction specialists are here to help you address underlying trauma, triggers, and other hurdles that can impede your success. Our goal is to ensure you have the support you need to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety and recovery.