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Who is a Good Candidate for Outpatient Treatment?

Nov 6, 2017 | QA, Treatment

There are many options for addicts to choose from to help them gain continuous long-term sobriety. Inpatient treatment programs are frequently attended, but there are also outpatient facilities that offer the support, the recovery, tools, and therapy that are just as adequate to become and stay sober. The first thing that should be pondered is whether the addict is a good candidate for outpatient treatment.

Someone who does not have the financial means to pay for a more expensive inpatient treatment.

Depending on the circumstances, inpatient treatment can be expensive and not eligible for coverage with certain insurance policies. Outpatient may have the possibility to be covered with a copay with some insurance coverage. The detox program, around-the-clock assistance, and meals usually come at a higher price than outpatient may cost.

Someone who cannot sustain a disruption from life.

Outpatient treatment can be a good alternative to allow addicts to be able to maintain the commitments that they have beyond the treatment facility. Some parents cannot find overnight childcare. Career-oriented professionals may not have enough leave to take the time they need for rehab and keep their job. Being able to spend a few hours a day dedicated to recovery and then go back to their regular life, can give an addict the best of both worlds.

Someone who can handle resuming back into everyday life sober.

When an addict goes into inpatient, it gives them usually about 30 days to conform to a life of recovery and then they can slowly adjust back into a daily sober routine. Whereas with outpatient treatment, an addict has to learn how to adapt to recovery while having to deal with the stresses of the world. The apprehension of being an outpatient is coping with problems when they arise and using recovery tools to keep them from relapsing instead of resorting to readily accessible drugs or alcohol. Outpatients have to acclimate quicker than inpatients which means they will have to make good use of the limited time they have in their treatment program.

Someone who has a safe and sober living and employment environment.

If an outpatient has a living situation where people in the household are even socially drinking, it could be a potential to relapse. Having a job that gives an addict full reign to drugs or alcohol, such as a waitress or a nurse, can prompt cravings that can lead to a setback. Since being in outpatient treatment can already be more stressful than inpatient treatment because of the protection from the outside world, having willpower around lurking triggers is just not enough. Having stability at home and at work is crucial to making outpatient treatment successful.

Outpatient treatment works for addicts that can take all the suggestions that the outpatient program puts into place. When the addict starts doing their own program is when they get into danger of going back to their old ways in their addiction.

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