Content Reviewed by Jennifer Wheeler, Clinical & Community Outreach for New Life
There are many treatment paths that you can take to effectively recover from mental health disorders, substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring conditions. The two main paths are inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. For inpatient treatment, you reside at the treatment facility as you work through your program to achieve recovery. With outpatient treatment, you live at home and come to the treatment facility regularly throughout the week to receive treatment.
Outpatient treatment may be a good option for you if you:
- Have stable living conditions
- Are surrounded by social support
- Have to attend to personal responsibilities such as work, school or childcare
- Experience mild to moderate symptoms of SUD or mental health conditions
If this is your first time participating in an addiction treatment program, you may have questions and concerns about the process and what to expect. Fortunately, preparing for outpatient addiction treatment does not have to be intimidating. We can help you become familiar with the different types of outpatient programs available and understand what to expect before beginning your program.
Outpatient Treatment Services at New Life
Each facility that offers outpatient treatment has unique programs and options for its patients. New Life Addiction Counseling and Mental Health Services offers the following:
Outpatient Group Programs
New Life offers intensive outpatient group therapy in a two-phase continuum. Patients begin in phase 1 by meeting three days a week for three hours per session. Once the first phase is completed, patients can move to phase 2, which meets twice a week for one hour per session. New Life also offers traditional outpatient group therapy, which involves one one-hour meeting per week.
These outpatient group programs last anywhere from 12-26 weeks. They provide education and support to individuals working to recover from SUD and/or mental health conditions.
Individual Psychotherapy Services
Individuals who receive outpatient treatment at New Life attend various individual psychotherapy sessions with a licensed professional. These sessions help patients better understand their feelings and behaviors while addressing barriers that keep them from achieving long-lasting healing. Psychotherapy is available to any patient who may require it.
Along with psychotherapy services, New Life also offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT), 12-Step oriented support groups, outside support groups, outpatient detox and long-term continuing care options.
Preparing for Outpatient Addiction Treatment
As you prepare for outpatient addiction treatment, you must have access to social support and live in a safe home environment. Ensure that your schedule has availability and flexibility for treatment sessions, typically during late afternoons and evenings. Speak with staff members at your potential treatment facility as well to help you know what to expect from treatment and your overall recovery process.
You are deserving of a new life, free from the ties of substance use and mental health disorders.
New Life Addiction Counseling and Mental Health Services understands how intimidating it can be to begin addiction treatment. Likewise, we can create a long-term treatment plan that encourages your participation in continuing care to facilitate long-lasting success. Call New Life today to learn more at (877) 929-2571.