There are just as many ways to get clean and sober as there are ways to get messed up. So, if traditional residential rehab doesn’t seem like it would be a fit for you, don’t give up. You have other options that can be just as helpful — and maybe even more convenient and affordable — than a 45- or 90-day treatment.
Best of all, these solutions can help you get clean and sober while keeping current with your job, school schedule, or other responsibilities on track.
No more excuses. Let’s do this.
Telehealth for Drug & Alcohol Addiction
When a residential addiction treatment stay isn’t a fit, telehealth is the next best thing to actually being there. Through telehealth, you can get help from a medical professional on your own computer or telephone in the comfort of your own home. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to choose which times are right for you.
Typically, telehealth can be like a cross between therapy and informational sessions, helping you to unwind the issues hiding behind your drug or alcohol addiction.
Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Outpatient addiction treatment programs are great for those who want to continue going to work or handling a normal schedule while pursuing treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. While not a fit for the most severe cases requiring 24/7 support, “OP” (outpatient programs) can help you begin to treat your addiction on your own terms.
There are a variety of outpatient services available, making treatment accessible to anyone:
Day programs require a considerable time commitment. In fact, it’s almost like going to residential treatment, except you don’t sleep over. In a day program, you’ll meet for several hours a day for therapy and group counseling sessions.
Nighttime Outpatient Programs
If you have a typical daily work or school schedule, evening outpatient programs could be a good option. In these programs, you’ll still get the focused treatment that you need to get well, but you won’t spend the night at the facility. Nighttime outpatient programs allow you to build coping mechanisms for dealing with daily triggers from the start of your treatment.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
This type of program is more intensive (hence the name!), requiring you to be available nearly every day of the week. In “IOP,” you’ll be fully immersed in the treatment process, but you will have to sleep at home. If you’ve tried other outpatient services and they didn’t stick, this might be what you want to look into next. However, if you do not have a safe and supportive home environment, residential addiction treatment could be a better choice.
What is Dual Diagnosis?
Even if you’re not staying full-time at a facility, your outpatient treatment team will work hard to customize a plan for you. That means exploring the possibility of a dual diagnosis. Having a “dual diagnosis” means that you are suffering from something else besides addiction. (And most addicts and alcoholics are.) In a lot of cases, substance abuse is really a misguided attempt to self-medicate depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other emotional issues. Getting an accurate diagnosis from a professional treatment team can help you get clean and sober for good, and is worth the investment of your time and money. If you’ve gotten clean and sober before only to relapse, exploring a dual diagnosis could be the missing piece.
The team at Transformations Care is focused on helping you identify the causes of your substance abuse, so you can heal them. We’ve helped hundreds of people get clean and sober, and no matter how far you think you’ve gone, we can help you too.
Our six-bed home offers detox and residential addiction treatment, but we also have outpatient programs and telehealth services that may be a better fit for you. Give us a call at 424.339.0965, and we can talk you through the pros and cons of each option. Changing your life might be easier than you think.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.
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