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There are certain conditions where outpatient rehab Pasadena is needed, but inpatient may not be necessary. If the drug abuse is mild enough or drug use is caught before it becomes abuse, then there should be no need for inpatient rehab.
Outpatient rehab is also almost always needed when a person finishes their detox and inpatient rehab. Here you will also attend support meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Some facilities also offer a 12-step program. There are new things that you must now overcome, and these meetings help to provide you with the training and education to do that. They help you to resist the triggers that could lead to relapse.
In outpatient therapy, you will live at home. You may be able to continue to work and other activities like normal while you receive the treatment you need to recover. You will attend individual and group therapy sessions at least once a week. The focus will be to learn how to live in the community without the drugs. You will work on your relationship with the family. When you were using drugs, all trust was lost. You will work on restoring that trust.
Your therapy will start out more intense and loosen as you progress through the program. Some people can graduate from outpatient rehab in six months. Others will need it much longer. There are some that will need it for the rest of their life. How long you will need you and your therapist will determine it. It is dependant on a few things.
One of the things that determine it is the progress you have made in therapy. Also, the severity of the addiction. Your amount of support from family and friends also plays a role. Some people remain friends with their fellow group members far beyond rehab.
Here at Pax House Recovery, we believe in providing a program that meets the individual needs. It is essential to deal with the situation that each person is in and the obstacles that they need to overcome. Our outpatient rehab Pasadena has many of the same things that the inpatient or residential program has. The difference is the setting. Some stay at their home and some, especially those that are coming out of the residential program, stay at one of our sober living residents. These are homes where people who are new to the sober living remain together in a group. There is not a lot of supervision other than assuring that no alcohol or drugs are brought on the property.
Most people do better if they start out in a residential program. After completing that then moving on to the outpatient program. Some do not have the time or finances for this. In this situation, starting with intensive outpatient treatment will benefit them. Since outpatient rehab can offer many of the same therapies as inpatient does, a person can do quite well with it. They will still get the individual and group therapy as well as the support and the education to provide them with the tools they need to live a successful and sober life.