Outpatient Drug Treatment

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For individuals who do not require the rigorous treatment and constant monitoring of inpatient drug treatment, outpatient treatment may be successful. They key treatment methods are essentially the same as inpatient treatment, but the individual remains in their own home and attends treatment sessions voluntarily.

Group therapy, individual counseling sessions, and 12-step programs are utilized, in order to sort through any underlying problems that may be at the root of their addiction, and to provide a peer group that can support one another.

Education is also key, and the individual is provided with knowledge about their addiction, as well as the tools necessary for the recovery process. This knowledge and related skills are crucial in the years ahead while the individual works to continue to live a drug-free life on their own.

Often, life skills training is necessary in order to help the individual relearn how to live life without the aid of drugs or alcohol, and help them on the road to becoming a more productive member of society.

Often, the main difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment is that some form of external monitoring may need to be in place during outpatient treatment, such as routine drug screening and mandatory attendance at a certain number of treatment sessions.


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