Outpatient drug detox lets you seek treatment for drug addiction while continuing to work and stay at home. If you have a family or can’t afford to take time off from work to go away to rehab, outpatient drug detox is an excellent option for you. But what does it take to make this treatment work?
You Need the Support of Your Family
Outpatient drug detox is hard, but it’s much easier if you have the support of those who love you. When your family supports your recovery, they’ll do everything they can to help you – but not anything that you should be doing for yourself! A supportive family refrains from using substances in the home or keeping substances in the home, and will do what they can to help you through the difficult early days of recovery.
You Need Time Management Skills
Our outpatient drug detox programs are designed to let you schedule treatments around your work, school or family obligations, but you’ll still need to wisely budget your time. Outpatient drug detox uses Suboxone and Subutex maintenance therapy to help you wean yourself off of opiates, but it’s much more than that. It also requires intensive therapy sessions three or more days a week.
You might also choose to tell your boss about your plan to get addiction treatment, especially if you think that the intensive outpatient treatment schedule could interfere with your work. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, your boss can’t fire you just because you are receiving addiction treatment or have previously received addiction treatments.
Is Outpatient Drug Detox for You?
Outpatient drug detox isn’t ideal for everyone. If you’ve been to rehab before, or have struggled with addiction for years, or if others in your home are also struggling with addiction, outpatient detox may not be right for you.
Are you ready to start a new life free of the specter of opiate addiction? The Delray Center for Healing can help. Call us today at 1-888-699-5679.