Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Magnolia Medical Group provides outpatient addiction treatment programs to help you find freedom and recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Call us today!
According to the American Addiction Centers, about 19.7 million Americans — a statistic that includes teens — are currently struggling with drug or alcohol abuse symptoms. Most people find it extremely difficult to recover from addiction by themselves, and it’s often necessary to get help from peers in recovery, a licensed counselor, and even a team of medical professionals to restore your quality of life and gain control over your symptoms.
Whether you’ve been dealing with the life-altering symptoms of addiction for weeks, months, or even years, know that it’s never too late to get help. Read through the following points to gain a better understanding of the benefits of outpatient addiction treatment in Denver and learn whether an outpatient treatment program may be the right option for your situation.
What is Outpatient Treatment?
Perhaps due to the media’s characterization of addiction and drug rehab facilities, we tend to think of patients as being prompted — or forced — to leave their homes, stay in an uncomfortable dorm-like dwelling for weeks or months, and attend meetings around the clock in order to recover from their substance use addiction or illness. Substance abuse treatment doesn’t have to be like this.
An outpatient treatment program for addiction essentially means that patients, while they may spend a lot of time in the outpatient care facility, do not live in the facility during the rehab experience. They get to live at home, come in for a doctor’s appointment, a support group meeting, or a therapy session and then leave the rehab center.
Outpatient treatment is not appropriate for everyone, and it’s often not ideal for those dealing with suicidal thoughts or severe, immediate medical conditions or overdose; however, it may be an ideal option for those who want and need to get their addiction under control with recovery services while being able to continue with their daily activities.
Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment in Denver, CO
Understanding the patient’s responsibility in an outpatient treatment center is crucial to gaining skills to help maintain recovery from substance abuse. If you are considering outpatient treatment, you may be interested in learning more about exactly how we treat addiction and what to expect during your time with us.
What Magnolia Outpatient Treatment Entails
When we meet you, we will conduct a thorough evaluation that will help us assess what you need. We offer weekly peer support meetings, behavioral health counseling with licensed addiction counselors, and consultation with a psychiatrist to assess any mental health issues as well as your medication needs.
Many people recovering from addiction need to take medication for a while to kick start their recovery. We offer Buprenorphine (Suboxone / Sublocade / Subutex) regimens, which work to mimic the effects of opioids. Because they are not as strong as opioids like heroin or morphine, these medications can help you wean yourself off of your drug of choice in a more efficient way than just quitting cold-turkey — and these Medication Assisted Treatment medications won’t get you high. Naltrexone (Vivitrol) is another FDA-approved option that works for many to help reduce symptoms of addiction and withdrawal.
How Outpatient Treatment Can Help With Lasting Recovery
Substance abuse and addiction treatment is difficult to undertake alone, which is why building a network of trusted therapists, peers, medical professionals like psychiatrists, and case management to guide you through necessary medications and treatment regimens, is essential to recovery. While psychiatry services are not always needed for all patients, it can be extremely effective for some patients’ long-term treatment success. Because you do not reside at the facility in Colorado through the duration of the outpatient program, you won’t experience the culture shock that many people experience when transitioning from an inpatient program to the outside world.
Though some inpatient programs transition to an outpatient model, many simply treat the patients when at the facility and then release them once the four-week or twelve-week cycle of treatment is over. These patients, because they have not yet lived in the “real world” as sober individuals, are thrown into an uncomfortable situation in which they may have a much higher potential for relapse.
Outpatient programs, with their peer support networks, relapse prevention skill training, and therapy sessions, help you to gain a thorough understanding of drug addiction at the same time you are recovering. When you seek treatment with us, you will not have to be alone: You will gain a network of friends and professionals that will be there for you every step of the way.
How Do I Know if Outpatient Services Are a Good Fit?
Contact us for Recovery Today!
If you or someone you love is struggling with the symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction, please don’t hesitate to get help. Contact Magnolia Medical Group today to discuss outpatient treatment programs for drug addiction, methods of treatment, and types of therapy we offer to help our patients gain skills for a long-lasting recovery. We’re currently open and ready to serve you at the beginning of your journey to recovery and beyond.
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