Drug and alcohol addiction often has devastating effects on the user, and those effects are felt by their family, friends, co-coworkers and others in the community. When we think of the visible consequences of substance abuse we often think of people struggling with their physical and psychological well-being. In addition to those immediate effects, we often focus on those things that are affected most by addiction including employment, family relationships, friendships, and the destruction of hope of a better future. While substance abuse often entails those worst case results, there are many people who may be keeping their struggles with substance abuse hidden from view. On the surface, it may look like they have everything together and working for them, but on the inside they are a mess–and trying to keep up appearances becomes harder to manage.
The reality is that people who become addicted to drugs and alcohol don’t set out to be an addict. The use of drugs and alcohol often came as the result of experimentation on a recreational basis or may be used as a coping mechanism to deal with everyday life. No matter the reason, those who use drugs and alcohol can become hooked, and gradually over time the drugs take over their lives. For those who are engaging a losing battle with substance abuse, it is important to find professional help as soon as possible.
Fortunately, there are many quality drug treatment options available, and each option has great benefit. Such options include inpatient addiction treatment, intensive outpatient program, or outpatient drug treatment. If you are not familiar with how outpatient programs can work for you, Call Ocean Breeze Recovery Center toll-free today at 1-855-960-5341. Our representatives are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and concerns.
What is Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment?
Also known as a day treatment program, outpatient treatment is a short-term drug program that features treatment services that combine elements of both inpatient and outpatient drug treatment.When someone undergoes outpatient drug rehab, they will experience the intensive structure of therapy and programming that is found in residential drug treatment programs, but can continue to live at home and continue their obligations to their family, their employer or to their education. Outpatient treatment would be of tremendous benefit for those who need the professional help and support from qualified and experienced treatment staff. Additionally, these day treatment programs also would benefit those whose substance abuse issues don’t warrant an extended stay in a residential rehab facility and are not in need of medical detoxification services.
What Services are Offered at Our Florida Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center?
While the overall structure of an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program slightly differs to more traditional intensive inpatient or outpatient drug treatment programs, when you attend outpatient treatment you will receive the utmost in care and attention. The following are the essential components of a day treatment program for drug addiction:
Substance Abuse Therapy
Outpatient treatment programs feature a blend of individual and group therapy that are drawn from a variety therapy approaches. Individual therapy sessions are specifically tailored to address your own unique and specific needs while group therapy features small groups which are facilitated by an experienced therapist. Clients are able to not only work through their own individual issues, they will also receive feedback and support from others who are going through similar experiences. Ultimately, clients can learn to develop effective interpersonal and coping skills in a supportive environment.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
While many focus on the actual use of drugs and alcohol as the cause for one’s addiction, substance use is often a symptom of a more deeply rooted problem such as depression, anxiety or PTSD. If these underlying issues are not acknowledged and treated, the addict will continue to sink deeper into their addiction and experience more dire consequences as their symptoms worsen. With many outpatient drug treatment programs, dual diagnosis is an important part of treatment structure. With the appropriate interventions or referrals to reputable mental health services and related agencies, addicts can get the necessary mental health interventions they need along with drug treatment. As a result, the addict’s chances of a full recovery dramatically increase.
Life Skills Training
An important skill that is taught in outpatient drug treatment are the life and coping skills needed to function daily basis while still keeping recovery at the forefront. Clients will learn how to create a healthy daily schedule, money management, and budgeting and building effective interpersonal skills as well as receive employment coaching and other important life skills. The structure of day treatment allows for an environment where clients can actively practice and hone these skills at home once they leave treatment for the day.
Relapse prevention is another important component of outpatient drug treatment. Clients will learn to identify those triggers that can lead to relapse and learn to implement strategies to minimize their effects. Through a variety of workshops, lectures, and classes, clients also learn the importance of continued and active participation in 12-step or other similar sober support groups such as an addiction rehab alumni program and how peer support in these groups can help stave off relapse. Most importantly, you will learn that relapse isn’t a sudden event and that is a gradual psychological, emotional and physical progression that leads to relapse. Those who attend outpatient treatment will learn to recognize the signs in each of these areas and be able to utilize techniques to address these issues before they grow worse.
Would You Like to Know More About Ocean Breeze’s Outpatient Treatment Programs?
Outpatient treatment programs for substance abuse have the structure and encouragement you need to effectively work through your substance abuse issues while being flexible enough to allow you to uphold your personal commitments If outpatient treatment fits your unique needs and would like more information, call Ocean Breeze Recovery Center today. All the services that are provided in our outpatient treatment program are effective, proven to work and administered by highly experienced and compassionate staff. Call Ocean Breeze Recovery Center today at 1-855-960-5341. Make your recovery a reality.