Professional Outpatient Treatment Programs (OPTs) are a good choice for people with a primary or secondary addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Professional outpatient treatment programs are good choices — this is especially true if you have no medical complications, it’s your first treatment, you must stay working, or if you want to stay close to home because of certain obligations.
Though most OPTs are centered around alcohol and drug addiction, with a bit of research, hopefully you can find a local OPT program that focuses on your addiction.
Professionally run outpatient programs, such as those that are 12-Step or self-help based, offer a treatment system and are educational and personal-growth oriented, giving you a chance to deal with the issues behind your addiction. Limited individual and family counseling is often included in these programs, offering you a basic foundation for recovery. Added counseling is often needed.
Intense Day Treatment: Sessions start in the morning and go through late afternoon, usually five to six days a week. They offer basically the same program that inpatient programs offer but for fewer hours a week and at a much lower cost, which varies widely.
Outpatient Treatment: Sessions last two to three hours each day, three to six times per week, for six months to a year. They usually include brief to long-term continuing support of up to several years and are primarily held in the evening. They provide much of the same program structure that inpatient programs offer, but over a longer period of time. Therefore, they are less intense and cost much less. Again, the cost ranges widely.