While many people struggle with alcoholism, there is no one path to recovery. Clinical intervention has been proven to be effective, and to make long-term sobriety possible—but the type of intervention can vary from one person to the next. That’s why Experience Recovery provides a continuum of treatment and recovery services, including an outpatient treatment model.
The outpatient treatment model has a number of benefits; it’s a little bit more flexible than inpatient care, which makes it a good option for those who cannot get away from their school or work requirements, yet it’s also proven to be medically sound, safe, and effective.
The best way to determine whether outpatient treatment is right for you is to check with an Experience Recovery admissions counselor, who can advise you on the clinical protocol that’s right for you.
Should you decide to seek treatment on an outpatient basis, here’s what you can expect from it.
You’ll start with an assessment. Before anything else happens, you’ll speak with an addiction recovery specialist, who will simply help gauge the extent of your addiction to alcohol. You may also be diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, as applicable. This is private, non-confrontational, and non-judgmental; the whole point is simply to determine your needs, and what kind of treatment you require.
From there, your Experience Recovery addiction treatment specialist will develop a treatment plan. Again, there’s no cookie-cutter approach here, but your treatment plan will likely involve an ongoing schedule of treatments, including one-on-one therapy sessions; group therapy sessions; educational services; life skills development; medications; and possibly other components, as well.
How often will you need to visit Experience Recovery for treatment? That’s something to discuss with your addiction recovery specialist, who can help you develop an effective treatment plan around your school and work obligations. The important thing is to be committed to your recovery, and to be sure you show up for your scheduled appointments—even on days when you don’t feel like you “need” it.
Don’t forget about detox. Before therapy begins, you’ll need to get the effects of alcohol out of your system; clinical detox can be relatively painless and safe, and is vastly preferable to trying to detox on your own.
Aftercare is another critical component. Even once you make some progress in your recovery and stop attending regular outpatient treatments, it’s important that you keep going to therapy or support group meetings as directed. This fortifies you against potential relapse, and ensures that your recovery is ongoing.
Outpatient alcohol treatment can position you for a lifetime of freedom, health, and sobriety—but the first step is to simply meet with an addiction recovery specialist to discuss your options. Don’t wait. Make the first step toward healing today. Reach out to Experience Recovery, Santa Ana drug and alcohol rehab, to ask about outpatient care.
If you or a loved one needs help getting sober, Experience Recovery can help. Our admissions line is open 24/7.