Outpatient Drug Rehab

Within an addiction treatment facility, outpatient drug rehab is the lowest level of care. There are several different kinds of substance abuse treatments including medical detox, residential inpatient, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient clinics. 

Depending on the severity of your substance abuse, you should determine which level of treatment is most appropriate for you. While one type of treatment is not necessarily better than another, there are differences to look at when determining if the best program for you is in outpatient drug rehab.

What Does Outpatient Drug Rehab Entail?

Outpatient drug rehab involves daily therapy, including individual therapy sessions, group counseling, and other recovery-related activities. Additionally, those who attend an outpatient facility continue to live either at home or in a sober living facility during treatment. Consequently, clients are able to take care of any home responsibilities such as children and families. 

What Are the Benefits to Outpatient Drug Rehab?

Outpatient programs are the lowest level of care within drug and alcohol addiction rehab. Essentially, people who choose outpatient treatment are allowed more freedom within their schedule. Those enrolled in school or currently employed will not have to interrupt their daily routines, as most outpatient centers will work around your obligations. Most programs also offer weekend or evening therapy to accommodate those with limited daytime availability.

It is usually suggested that you attend outpatient treatment more regularly towards the beginning of treatment. As you progress through your therapy, sessions usually decrease in intensity and frequency. This is known as “stepping down” in most drug rehabs. When this “step down” process occurs depends on how your treatment is progressing.

Is Outpatient Drug Rehab Right For Me?

Outpatient treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to people interested in addiction treatment. Returning home at the end of the day, or working throughout the day, leaves a lot of opportunities to revert back to old behaviors. Outpatient treatment requires a strong commitment to sobriety and a solid outside support system. Outpatient treatment may not be right for you if:

  • You have incessant cravings for your addictive substance. Outpatient drug rehab works best for those who have a support system they can reach for when outside of treatment.
  • You have a difficult time keeping a schedule. Outpatient drug rehab is heavily dependent on therapy, and if you can’t show up to participate, the program won’t be effective. If you struggle to keep appointments, you may find that a more intensive level of treatment will work for you best.
  • You are severely addicted. If you’ve had an addiction for a long time or addiction has created serious consequences in your life, outpatient is probably not right for you.


Outpatient drug rehab is a great option for those that need flexibility, but also want to better themselves and their recovery. Royal Life Centers offers one of the most multifaceted, comprehensive outpatient programs in the nation. We offer in-depth, intensive group therapy, individual therapy, along with a multitude of other treatment modalities.

Reach Out

If you or a loved one is looking to end their addiction to drugs or alcohol, Royal Life Centers is the place for you. Out treatment experts are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have. Don’t hesitate, call us now at (877)-RECOVERY or (888)-719-4445.

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