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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment can be highly effective for certain people.

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

It is common to think of inpatient treatment when thinking of rehab for drug addiction. But outpatient treatment can be highly effective for certain people. It depends on the person's situation and the severity of his or her abuse, but there are many benefits of outpatient treatment.

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient treatment is any kind of substance abuse treatment where a person visits a facility but does not stay there. Inpatient treatment provides patients with 24-hour care, but outpatient treatment allows them to continue living their lives while receiving regular treatment. A person can usually receive these types of treatments from an outpatient facility:

Many of these options are found in other types of facilities, but outpatient facilities have specific benefits that cater to the needs of many individuals.

Why choose outpatient treatment? The best treatment is catered to the needs of the patient, including those needs which are not specifically connected with the drug abuse. Asking yourself these questions is a good way to find out if outpatient treatment would benefit you:

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Here are some of the other benefits of outpatient treatment:

Outpatient treatment can be great for many situations. Search SAMHSA's treatment locator for an outpatient center that fits your needs.


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