Choosing to attend an outpatient drug rehab will forever be one of the greatest choices you will ever. Whether you’re looking for a rehab center for you or for someone you love, we’re here to help you make the decision. Choosing the right rehab clinic is your first step, of course. With many options to decide from, such as outpatient, inpatient, and residential, it can get confusing.
If you think that outpatient will be the best choice for you, then you still may have some questions concerning the process. Where are outpatient drug rehab centers usually located? How do I pick the right one for my situation? What do I do when I get there? We’re here to answer as many questions as possible. As always, stop in or call us to find out more.
Why Choose an Outpatient Rehab Center?
You’ve always thought of rehab as being a 24-hour commitment. While it is for those in a residential treatment center, you may not have the time or money to commit to the stay. That’s okay! Staying in an outpatient center gives you the freedom to work around your very busy schedule while still getting the treatment your body so desperately needs. After all, many alcoholics and drug addicts still hold down jobs, go to college, or take care of children or elderly parents. When this is the case, you may not be able to take time off for the full day and night residential program. A local outpatient program may be your best bet instead.
Where are Outpatient Rehabs Located?
While this is a broad question, we’re here to help you narrow down your choices. Many outpatient rehabs are located within larger cities. If you live in the eastern half of the country, you’ll find many rehabs along the east coast. If you live along the west coast, you’ll find many rehabs in California and other western states. However, almost every city has more than one option for outpatient rehab. The bigger your city, the more facilities you will probably find. In fact, larger cities may offer dozens and dozens of rehab centers to choose from.
Rehab isn’t just for city-dwellers, however. You will also find outpatient rehab facilities in many rural areas. There are plenty of rehabs that like to offer holistic treatments that can be held outdoors, such as horseback riding or beach therapy. Some centers are found directly on the many lakes and oceans the United States has to offer to cater to clients who love being outside. Many choose these types of rehabs because they offer the chance to enjoy time in nature while getting addiction treatment.
How to Find an Outpatient Rehab
When you are ready to begin your search, your first decision will be how far away you wish to go. Some patients want to stay close to home while others prefer to attend rehab far away. Of course, outpatient rehab means going back home after meetings, so you may want to stay physically close to your home to avoid the unnecessary travel time. But if you would rather get far away from your surroundings and triggers, it may benefit you to look for a temporary place to live while you attend rehab further away from home.
Talk to your doctor to learn about the various outpatient rehabs near you. They will at least point you in the right direction if they don’t know of any offhand. If you have family or friends that have gone to rehab before, don’t be afraid to ask them for help. However, your best bet will be to jump online and search for outpatient rehabs yourself. Start with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. Their directory will help in your search for a local or national rehab. You can use the search tool to filter rehab programs based on where you live and your specific requirements.
You will also have to consider how you will be paying for rehab when you make your choice. If you can use your health insurance to pay for some or all of your stay, then you will have to take that into consideration when choosing the right program. If you need help finding financial assistance for rehab, talk to the facility you are thinking about attending. They will help you find ways to pay for treatment.
We’re Ready to Help
Let us know what we can do to help you during this difficult time. Contact us at 302-842-2390 to learn more about our facility and the programs we offer.