Someone who is suffering from substance abuse or addiction may consider joining an outpatient detox program. This is much more affordable than being an inpatient and only takes up a few hours of your day to go to the rehab center. This allows you to carry on with your normal life, still going to work or taking care of your family. Outpatient programs can prepare you for rehab after detoxing and giving you the skills you will need to deal with the symptoms that may occur during and after detox. Outpatient detox programs can take between 3 months to over a year to complete and will require life changes and medication to prevent relapse.
Pros & Cons of Outpatient Treatment
The main benefit of outpatient treatment is simply you can carry on with normal day life. You can continue to work, take care of your family, and be surrounded by the support of your family and friends. It is also much more affordable than inpatient 24-hour care. Some negativity to outpatient treatment is that if you have a strong addiction or are mentally unstable you may require 24-hour care. If you are at risk of becoming depressed or harming yourself or others you may need to be surrounded by doctors and counselors at all times. Also, you may be living in a toxic environment, which may be why you’re abusing in the first place. This will not help you on the road to recovery, which in this case would mean inpatient treatment would be better.
Outpatient Detox Program at AIM Recovery
AIM Recovery’s mission is to provide quality and individualized health care to patients with substance abuse and addictions. We provide conventional & Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) with the highest level of care. Performed by board-certified counselors & medical physicians, relapse prevention services are offered during individual and group programming. We are a CARF certified facility and our staff works with patients, their families, and support teams by employing the latest evidence-based practices into personalized treatment plans. Our outpatient treatment centers are located in Novi, MI, Dearborn, MI, Westland, MI, and the surrounding areas. Contact us online or call us at (734) 412-8800 so we can help you start your journey of recovery.