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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Addiction

For many people, entering a residential treatment program for addiction is unrealistic. They may have caregiving responsibilities, a job to maintain, or other reasons that make long-term, live-in programs less than ideal. However, an intensive outpatient program can provide the structure and treatment necessary to overcome addiction while those in the program live at home. 

At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we understand that everyone’s circumstances are unique. Therefore, our intensive outpatient programs are flexible and practical, utilizing evidence-based treatments to help people overcome addiction. To learn more about outpatient treatment for addiction, contact us at 866.714.5630

What Is Outpatient Rehab?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are designed to treat addictions, mental health, or eating disorders that do not require medical detox or 24-hour care. Instead, outpatient rehab makes treatment accessible to people in recovery who need to live at home and maintain most of the routines of their day-to-day lives. The structure of outpatient rehab programs varies but often includes a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and educational sessions.

While it is crucial for many people to live at home and continue working or caregiving during recovery, this very element can add a layer of difficulty as people continue to live with their triggers and the ability to access substances daily. The typical time commitment of an intensive outpatient treatment program is two to four days a week for three to five hours daily. 

Outpatient rehab is most beneficial for people who are already committed to recovery but still require significant support and treatment to overcome addiction. Outpatient rehab includes rigorous daily individual and group therapy and numerous recovery resources. It also provides opportunities to build a network of local, sober communities that can be a resource long after treatment has concluded. 

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Addiction

In addition to allowing people in recovery to maintain work and caregiving responsibilities, outpatient rehab has many benefits, including:

  • Access to helpful local resources
  • Discretion
  • The ability to maintain a presence at work or school
  • Opportunities to build a supportive sober community with people who live nearby
  • Lower costs
  • A recovery that moves at your own pace
  • The ability to continue earning income
  • Opportunities to integrate healthy structure and routines
  • Build healthy coping skills 
  • Opportunities to practice what you are learning and get feedback in real-time
  • More individual responsibility for recovery linked to higher intrinsic satisfaction

It’s important to note that outpatient rehab isn’t for everyone, and there are a few disadvantages, such as continued exposure to triggers and access to substances. Additionally, it can take longer to build a strong foundation because not as much time is spent on recovery activities.

Discover Outpatient Rehab at Nashville Treatment Solutions

At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we endeavor to make addiction recovery accessible to everyone. Outpatient rehab options evolved around this desire and continue providing successful, evidence-based treatment to people seeking healing in the greater Nashville area. 

We combine rigorous individual and group therapy with extensive resources and support customized to meet each individual’s unique needs and circumstances. In addition to onsite treatment, we can connect people with educational and career services, sober living options, and 12-step support groups to supplement their recovery. 

We are committed to creating a caring and supportive sober community where people in Nashville can find recovery and find themselves. Our clinicians are community members first and foremost, many people on our team are in recovery themselves, and they understand what you and your loved ones are going through. 

If you or someone you love is suffering from a substance use disorder, we can help. Contact us at 866.714.5630 to learn more about the available treatment options or how to enroll in our outpatient treatment for addiction.