Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient addiction treatment can be very beneficial for patients with substance use disorders or those who may or may not have become physically dependent on their substance of choice but are still serious about getting sober. Outpatient treatment programs come in a variety of formats and vary in terms of intensity but all generally focus on counseling, education and building a safe, supportive network of others in recovery.

Outpatient programs offer drug and alcohol treatment as well as mental health treatment which can be scheduled with a greater degree of flexibility when compared to inpatient treatment. This schedule allows patients to continue with their day-to-day responsibilities and continue living at home while being required to check into their outpatient care provider at scheduled times throughout the week for medication (where applicable), counseling and therapy sessions.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment: What is the Difference?

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs typically fall into two categories: inpatient or outpatient treatment. What is the difference in inpatient vs. outpatient treatment? While each type of program has its benefits – the specific type of treatment needed (in many cases, both) need to be considered based on a patient’s individual needs at that time.

Inpatient TreatmentOutpatient Treatment
Appropriate for patients requiring an acute level of care or with a moderate to severe addictionAppropriate for patients seeking a less intensive level of care
Provides patients with an immersive, comprehensive treatment experience as patient stays in the facility (typically for 30 days)Outpatient treatment is effective at providing long-term, structured support and flexible scheduling as patient continues to live at home and goes to treatment for a varied period of time and varied frequency throughout the week
More frequent, longer individual therapy sessionsLess frequent individual therapy sessions
More frequent, longer group therapy sessionsLess frequent group therapy sessions
Typically more expensive than outpatient treatment*Typically more affordable than inpatient treatment*
Patient remains in treatment for an extended period (typically 30 days) and accordingly, is separated from regular day-to-day life activitiesPatient maintains a more ‘regular’ schedule
24 hour medical supervision and community supportAccessible to a recovery support network
Typically a 30 day programTypically lasts a longer period of time than inpatient, can be up to 1 year or as needed
24 hours a day, 7 days a weekTypically ranges from 3 – 30 hours a week
*Recovery Centers of America is in-network with many major insurance companies. Accordingly, inpatient treatment services may be more affordable than outpatient treatment services over time, based on your individual insurance plan coverage. Call 1-800-RECOVERY today to speak with a Care Advocate to verify your insurance benefits and determine which treatment is right for you.

Note: In many cases, a combination or ‘step-down’ from inpatient treatment through a series of progressively less intense outpatient treatment services ensure patients have the highest chance for success in achieving and maintaining long-term sobriety.

Outpatient treatment services at Recovery Centers of America include:

Our outpatient treatment services include individual and family therapy, as well as mental health and eating disorder treatment at select locations.

*PHP is referred to as Day Treatment in Massachusetts and is referred to as Partial Care Program (PCP) in New Jersey.
**IOP is referred to as Day Treatment in Massachusetts.
***General outpatient is commonly known as outpatient in Massachusetts.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)*

Our partial hospitalization level of care is designed to initially transition patients from inpatient to outpatient levels of care. Our patients meet daily for 6 hours a day for interactive support and self awareness relating to triggers, ongoing challenges, recovery skills & tools and work through issues to continue building a foundation for meaningful, fulfilling, long-term recovery. We provide individual & group therapy sessions, state-of-the-art techniques and alternative therapies led by an experienced clinicians designed to continue restoring confidence and applying newly learned principles to life in recovery.

*PHP is referred to as Day Treatment in Massachusetts and is referred to as Partial Care Program (PCP) in New Jersey.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)**

Our intensive outpatient level of care is designed to reinforce the recovery concepts already learned and typically consists of (3) 3-hour group sessions per week.

**IOP is referred to as Day Treatment in Massachusetts.

General Outpatient (GOP)***

Our general outpatient level of care includes weekly group & individual therapy sessions at a frequency determined by our patients’ Primary Therapist based on determined need. General outpatient continues for an unspecified period of time until it is determined by our Primary Therapist, our patient and their families that the GOP level of support is no longer necessary and the patient is ready to begin the next phase of recovery in their life post-treatment.

***General outpatient is commonly known as outpatient in Massachusetts.

What To Expect During Outpatient Treatment

During outpatient treatment, patients and families can expect to experience:

Why Choose RCA Outpatient Programs?

Recovery Centers of America believes that patients who are treated well get well sooner – and stay well longer. As a result, we take a holistic approach to getting patients into a life of long-term, meaningful recovery. Our approach centers around a combination of the latest evidence-based clinical therapies applied to both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.

Our programs include a comprehensive variety of specialized services for addiction treatment as well as mental health and co-occurring disorders, intensive 12 Step programming and a rich and complete family therapy program which allows patients and their families to heal, together.  Each of our patient’s individualized care is delivered by the industry’s leading medical and recovery experts in facilities designed to make patients, and their loved ones, feel safe, comfortable and confident about their future in recovery. To learn more about how Recovery Centers of America is different, CLICK HERE.

Treatment for Mental Health & Co-Occurring Disorders

Recovery Centers of America’s treatment goes beyond drug and alcohol addiction. We also provide treatment for mental health and co-occurring disorders including:

  • Standalone Mental Health Treatment
  • Treatment & Therapy for Trauma
  • Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

We know that often times, patients suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction have other challenges which require specialized forms of therapy to address. Our team of medical experts offers evidence-based therapeutic modalities to designed specifically to address mental health & co-occurring disorders. Our therapeutic offerings include:

Our Neighborhood Outpatient Locations

With outpatient alcohol rehab and drug treatment centers located near our inpatient treatment centers, you and your family are ensured access to high-quality care that’s close to home.

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