Many people who want to seek treatment for drug and alcohol abuse struggle with family requirements and other time constraints. If you cannot take the time to go through inpatient treatment, you can still get the help you need via outpatient services. What Is outpatient rehab?
When you go through outpatient rehab, you will have the chance to undergo counseling, group therapies, mental health assessments and physical support. You will also be able to sleep in your home at night and care for your household as needed. If your household is under serious financial pressure and you’re struggling to maintain housing and food for yourself and your family, outpatient care can help you get through this challenging process.
Time & Services
A quality outpatient rehab program will be there for you if you hit a crisis. They will also require you to undergo testing. You may have access to childcare or funds to pay your daycare while you spend your days working through outpatient care.
You may be estranged from family who could support you through the treatment process. Part of your therapies may include reaching out to folks who you have lost connection with. If you have been forced into rehab because of legal problems, your counseling services package may also include help in connecting with your legal representatives.
The first step to rehab is still detox. If your personal requirements include a great deal of childcare, you may be able to get medical assistance to get through detox, but this time will still be hazardous and difficult. To keep yourself and your family safe, never try to detox on your own.
You will probably not be safe to be around, especially if you’re caring for very small children. The pain of detox can lead to you saying and doing things that you would never ordinarily say or do. Lashing out during detox is not uncommon; you need to go through the challenge of detox with professionals who can help you. Reach out to your rehab team for additional support for your little ones before you begin the detox process.
Part of your rehab program may be doing the work to get your children back if you’ve been forced into rehab and your children have been placed in temporary care. In this case, your care team can help you to navigate the system of
- drug testing
- home assessments
- visits, both supervised and in-home
Be prepared for family counseling as well as individual counseling and group therapies with other folks working through the rehab process. Community is key to healthy outcomes post-rehab. Your care team can help you find healthy community connections to better support yourself and your family.
Mental and Physical Health Assessments
Many people who become addicted to both legal and illegal drugs do so because they are managing tough health challenges, including mental and physical conditions that are unmanageably painful and difficult. If your illegal drug use has been masking issues such as chronic pain, cycling anxious thoughts or depression, part of your treatment will include an assessment to discover those conditions and manage them with non-addictive products and practices.
These underlying conditions can make your detox process even more difficult. You may experience a severe rebound of your symptoms. Getting your new medications in place and getting your doses in order will take time, counseling and care. Give yourself time alone if you need it; talk to your care team about extra support at home.
Once you’ve gotten an effective diagnosis, you may need to go back in for additional assessments to get your medications regulated for best impact. Be gentle with yourself as you work through this assessment process; your body and brain will function differently as toxins leave your system. Your medication requirements may change as you heal.
The challenge of detox and the healing of rehab are both extremely personal processes. Your support team can help you find a way to engage in the self care needed for an effective outpatient rehab process. Do take the time to discuss all the support available to you for best effect. We can help. Call now at 833.970.2054.