Not having enough time is a common barrier to getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. Many people feel overwhelmed about leaving their work, school, or family duties to attend an inpatient rehab program. Others are unable to take time away from these responsibilities to leave for the time that most residential programs expect. Alternatively, some people have completed an inpatient program, yet aren’t ready to stop their treatment. For these reasons, we offer outpatient drug rehab in Lexington, KY.
Unlike inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment means that clients do not need to stay overnight during their programs. While inpatient and residential treatment programs are effective and helpful, especially for those with unstable housing or severe addictions, not everyone can live in a facility for several weeks. Some people have work, family, or school to attend and can’t put their lives completely on hold.
Outpatient treatment allows clients to get structured care and professional support for drug and alcohol addiction while living at home or in a sober living program. That way, they are not confined to the restrictions of a residential program. However, outpatient rehab still has varying levels of care. Some levels of care require a person to come to the program nearly every day of the week. As the client continues in their recovery, they can step down to lower levels of care in outpatient rehab.
Outpatient rehab programs differ in terms of the amount of time that clients spend in a professional treatment setting. Overall, as a person works through recovery, they will obtain coping skills to use on their own to manage triggers and underlying mental health symptoms. In addition, clients will work on rebuilding and creating natural support systems. These can include family, friends, co-workers, and 12-Step recovery groups.
At Lexington Addiction Center, we offer the following types of outpatient rehab programs:
Standard outpatient programs require the least amount of time per week. Most clients will see a one-on-one therapist or attend group therapy sessions. Some people attend both group and individual therapy. Either way, standard outpatient programs usually last about one to two hours per week. These programs often focus on resolving specific issues, like low self-esteem, confidence, or relationship problems.
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide a higher level of support than standard outpatient. During an IOP, clients might have a few appointments per week. Some sessions could last three to four hours. Often, IOPs combine group and individual therapy with other life skills. For instance, some people need additional support to maintain a healthy home or work on employment. IOPs also offer a flexible schedule for those who need a lot of support, yet need to work or attend school during the day.
Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are the highest level of outpatient care at Lexington Addiction Center. PHPs are also called “day treatment programs” because they occur during daytime hours. These programs require clients to attend the program for most of the day, usually six to eight hours for four to five days per week. Thus, a person with a full-time job might not be able to attend a PHP. However, those who need help getting their lives together can benefit from the high levels of support and structure of PHP.
Our outpatient drug and alcohol programs focus on the whole person in recovery. We treat not only addiction but mental health disorders as well. This is because underlying mental health conditions are often at the root of an addiction. We also offer various modalities and options for our clients to customize their treatment program.
The services that we offer include the following:
Trauma is one of the most common underlying conditions associated with addictions. An article from Wiley: Anxiety and Depression states that “[i]n surveys of adolescents receiving treatment for substance abuse, more than 70% of patients had a history of trauma exposure.” Traumatic events can be things like neglectful or abusive childhoods, witnessing violence, near-death experiences, or serving in the military. Sometimes, untreated trauma develops into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
At our drug and alcohol treatment program, we offer the following for trauma therapy:
Depending on each client’s needs for trauma therapy, they could benefit from one type of treatment over another. However, if trauma goes untreated, many people will relapse to abusing drugs or alcohol again.
A person addicted to substances often neglects other areas of their health and wellness. They might not eat properly or know how to manage stress. In fact, using drugs or alcohol might be the only way they know to manage stress. That is why our outpatient program also offers holistic treatment. By learning healthy ways to cope with stress and care for their physical health, our clients are less likely to turn to drugs and alcohol.
We teach the following at our outpatient drug rehab in Lexington, KY:
Addiction impacts the families of those who struggle. Family members often adopt unhealthy roles to cope with the stress of having a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. At Lexington Addiction Center, we know the importance of family therapy in recovery from addiction. Often, family members are also struggling, however, they might appear to be fine on the surface. Our family therapy program helps to heal the family unit, which will also help the addict rebuild their natural support system.
Substances like alcohol and opioids can cause long-term withdrawal symptoms throughout recovery. Some people struggle with cravings for years after detoxing. In addition, they could have a recurrence of withdrawal symptoms months after quitting. These symptoms and cravings could lead to a relapse. With medication-assisted treatment (MAT), clients take medications that ease withdrawal and cravings.
At our outpatient treatment center, we offer two injectable medications for MAT. With injections, clients do not need to attend a daily clinic. Instead, they can get an injection that will remain effective for several weeks. At our program, we offer Sublocade for opioid addiction and Vivitrol for either opioid or alcohol use disorder.
Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs offer treatment with greater flexibility than inpatient programs. At Lexington Addiction Center, we offer varying levels of care and services to suit each client’s needs. Contact us today to learn more about our outpatient mental health and substance use treatment programs in Lexington, Kentucky.
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