Outpatient Rehab in Orange County is a tempting choice for many people suffering from substance use disorder.
Not everyone is comfortable checking in to an inpatient Orange County rehab facility for 90 days or more, even if it’s true that it’s much easier to stay sober in residential facilities.
Outpatient Orange County rehab is cheaper, and easier to arrange one’s life around. Plus, outpatient Orange County rehab means it’s much more private — patients do not have to tell their boss and friends that they are seeking treatment, and people are understandably nervous about their substance abuse issues becoming public knowledge.
We’re frequently asked whether outpatient recovery wouldn’t work just as well as a residential stay — generally by patients who are concerned about the need to leave their work and home for 30 to 90 days.
The important thing to remember is the goal of drug or alcohol Orange County rehab. For almost every patient, the goal is the same: living a life free from drugs or alcohol, fully able to live normally. Both inpatient and outpatient rehabs can produce excellent results towards attaining this goal, though we continue to recommend a residential stay if it’s feasible.
For patients trying to decide between outpatient and inpatient rehab options, it’s important to consider all the factors: long-term or severe addictions, life problems besides chemical dependency, the inability to get strong support from friends, family, or work, as well as any uncertainty about your own commitment are all indicators suggesting inpatient rehab is necessary.
At the same time, not every client needs 28 to 90 days away from family, work, or school to learn how to live without their addiction. For them, we have our Evening Intensive Outpatient Program. This brings together several different therapeutic elements every night for a total of sixteen consecutive weeks.
Our Evening Intensive Outpatient Program
We designed our Evening Intensive Outpatient Program along the lines of the evidence-based medicine Matrix Model, which is designed to recognize that each patient’s stage in the recovery process is unique.
During the patient’s time in the program, it emphasizes 12 step involvement, individual therapy, family involvement, relapse prevention, and recovery skills.
One of the major advantages of the Matrix Model is patients can enter it during any stage of recovery, including early recovery. It has also been scientifically proven to be effective at helping patients achieve independence from their addiction.
The program includes five main components:
– Early Recovery Groups to give patients the skills they need to maintain and establish sobriety
– Weekly Individual Therapy to enhance their recovery
– Family Involvement, in order to encourage, educate, and involve the client’s family and significant other during the rehab process — this also helps break the notorious “generational cycle” of dependency
– Relapse Prevention, which works on specific issues in order to prepare clients to be responsible for sustaining their recovery
Since the program takes place in the evenings, patients can still receive treatment while they are going to work or attending school.
It’s an excellent choice for women who have already completed a primary residential treatment and are looking for continued care, women who are occupied during the day and cannot commit to a residential facility, and women who are simply not willing to do residential treatment.