Outpatient Rehab – In and Out as Needed

What is Outpatient Rehab?

Simply put, a patient in outpatient rehab will not have to spend all off their time at the rehab facility. For most patients, the most notable part of outpatient care is that they can sleep at home at night as opposed to being separated from their family while receiving care.


How Does Outpatient Care Differ from Inpatient Rehab?

Most people believe that the only difference between inpatient and outpatient rehab is that during outpatient care the patient can go home at night while inpatient rehab means the patient will spend all of their time at the facility. However, there are a number of differences between these two types of rehab that go beyond simply where the patient is going to sleep.

During inpatient care, the patient’s full day is more or less planned out. Even their free time is somewhat managed. This is one of the biggest differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab. In outpatient treatment, patients usually have less structure since patients only have to go to the facility when they have a scheduled appointment, meeting, or class.

It is worth noting, however, that there are a few types of outpatient care programs and the main type is what we’re discussing. Other types of outpatient rehab include the partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient rehab, both of which have the patient spend more time at the facility than standard outpatient treatment.


Who is Outpatient Rehab For?

There are a number of situations that rehab patients can be in that make outpatient care the best choice for them. If the patient has a job that will fire them for missing a few days of work, outpatient care is superior since the patient can handle all of their obligations both inside and outside of the rehab facility. Additional situations that outpatient care is good for includes the patient having small and/or elementary-aged children, the patient’s addiction is isn’t strong enough to require detox upon checking in, or if the patient has made good progress in inpatient care.

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Checking in to Your Boca Raton Rehab Center

Before Going to the Rehab Center

When you contact our rehab center for the purposes of quitting an addictive substance, you will set an appointment date for you to go to the facility. Before you go into rehab, though, there are a few things you should take care of. Most importantly is that  you should inform your family and friends that you will be checking in to rehab and will be gone for at least a couple weeks (assuming you are going into inpatient rehab). After that, make sure that your household is taken care of for the time you will be away. This can mean paying bills/rent in advance, getting someone to care for your pets or plants, and informing other important people about your impending absence.


Signing in to Rehab

When you arrive at the rehab center at the scheduled date, you will have to fill out some paperwork before you’re admitted, including signing waivers and informing the rehab center how the treatment will be covered financially, be it through cash, insurance, grants, or another way. Once done signing in, you will be taken into the actual facility.


Your First Few Hours at the Rehab Center

You will be shown around the facility and the quarters you will be sleeping in for the next few weeks. You will also have a series of evaluations to best determine how to treat your addiction. These tests include psychological and physical assessments.


Starting Detox

The first stage of rehabilitation is detox if your addiction is strong enough to require it. During detox, you will likely experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms that range in intensity, but you can get through it successfully. Once detox is out of the way, the rest of rehab will feel much easier, and the chances of you quitting for good increases dramatically.


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