Treatment for Addiction has traditionally involved sending an addict to inpatient rehab for an extended period of time, or putting them through what is commonly referred to as the “12-step” program. The way that we treat addiction has changed dramatically over the last decade. Outpatient addiction treatment has offered many addicts the help that they need to quit their addiction and stay sober. Outpatient treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism allow patients to fit treatment into their everyday lives and cost much less than inpatient rehab.
Delray Center for Recovery Pioneers Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Our Medical Director is one of the pioneers of Outpatient Addiction Treatment, having started with the development and extremely successful implementation of outpatient addiction treatment. This allowed patients to very safely come off of benzodiazepines, opiates, and sedatives with virtually no discomfort.
Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment:
- Reduced time needed away from work, family and other major responsibilities
- Greatly reduced the direct costs of treatment
- Opportunity costs of unearned wages from missed work
- Lower costs of treatment allow for longer treatment courses
- Prevent relapse with continuing care
Outpatient Addiction Treatment is the ideal choice for individuals who need more affordable care and have obligations that prevent them from taking a month off of work or major life responsibilities. The emotional shock of reentering the “real world” after intensive inpatient treatment can be very difficult to manage. Many individuals early in their recovery struggle with the readjustment and often relapse. By receiving treatment in an outpatient addiction treatment setting with an appropriate step down from more structured to less structured levels of care, individuals are much more likely to handle the common environmental relapse triggers and remain sober.