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Have you been struggling with alcohol dependency? If so, you have options for drug & alcohol addiction rehabilitation Essex NJ. You can choose inpatient or outpatient care. Many people choose a combination of inpatient and outpatient care.
Outpatient care provides flexibility for people who need treatment for addiction, but who do not have the resources or time to enter into inpatient care. It is not a substandard form of treatment, but the best treatment option for many people.
Outpatient care can handle all aspects of alcohol rehab.
- Medication assisted detox
- Addiction counseling
- Supportive therapies
- Group counseling
- Social support
Outpatient rehab centers are designed to help you overcome alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. It goes beyond detox and achieving short-term sobriety and focuses on trying to help you establish behavior patterns that will support long-term sobriety. Usually outpatient programs are very intensive, and over time the number of meetings or counseling sessions declines.
Outpatient treatment is great, but they may not be right for everyone. The first question has to do with detox. Detoxing from alcohol can be medically dangerous. Some people may need supervised inpatient treatment. People without supportive home environments may want the support of inpatient treatment. In addition, if outpatient treatment has not been successful in the past, you may want to consider inpatient treatment.
There are several different types of outpatient addiction treatment. Attending support groups is probably the most common form of outpatient treatment, and for many people who are maintaining sobriety they are sufficient. However, outpatient therapy can go way beyond support groups.
Day treatment offers full or half-day treatment programs 5 or more days a week. It can last for weeks or months, depending on each person’s individual needs. Intensive outpatient programs are more flexible than outpatient programs, and work well for people with strong home support systems. Continuing care groups are the most like the support groups many people associate with outpatient care.
Want to find out if outpatient care is a good option for you? Contact us at Greater Essex. We are a full-service mental health therapy & counseling service Essex, and we can help you evaluate the best approach to help you achieve sobriety.