Outpatient treatment is an essential component of an evidence-based rehab aftercare program. The first few months after leaving inpatient care are often the riskiest time for people new to recovery since they are leaving a highly structured supportive environment and re-entering a world filled with temptations and triggers.
Outpatient treatment at Virtues Behavioral Health can provide security and accountability to help ease the transition. Contact our team at 855.579.8599 today to get set up with an outpatient aftercare program in Los Angeles, California.
Why Rehab Is Important
In 2020 alone, 40.3 million people had a substance use disorder diagnosis in the United States, according to the Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Sadly, only 10% sought treatment for their substance use disorder. More than anything, this shows why rehab is important.
Evidence shows that specialized addiction treatment centers are effective for addiction recovery. Inpatient treatment programs offer people struggling to manage their substance use a reprieve from the struggles of everyday life and teach them coping skills to manage problems and symptoms that might otherwise lead to substance use.
Some of the methods we use at Virtues Behavioral Health to treat substance use disorder include:
- Family therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- Relapse prevention
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dual-diagnosis treatment
Not only can these treatments help reduce substance use, but they can improve your overall quality of life.
Is Outpatient Rehab Effective?
Outpatient rehab is an effective first-line or aftercare treatment modality for people struggling with substance use disorder. Research shows that people who continue outpatient treatment after an inpatient program have lower relapse rates and a better chance of long-term recovery.
However, why is outpatient rehab effective? Most importantly, outpatient treatment means you receive care where you live rather than in a location far away from home. This means you can face real-world problems, overcome triggering situations, and process those events when you go to your outpatient center. With outpatient, you’re not sheltered from the world. Instead, you’re learning to live in it.
Rehab Aftercare Programs
Rehab aftercare programs are designed to provide long-lasting support after you leave a traditional inpatient center. They offer counseling, peer support, and accountability for the transition period after you’ve received treatment. Some will even offer support in looking for jobs, finding medical services, and utilizing social programs in your area.
Aftercare programs serve to keep you on the path to recovery after you step down from treatment. Many people struggle to keep up with the constant self-work of recovery programs after leaving a highly structured environment. With the risk of relapse so high with substance use disorders, not keeping up the recovery work can quickly lead to relapse and a return to active addiction.
The best treatment centers will provide a step-down approach to substance use treatment. Starting with partial hospitalization, they then step you down to inpatient. After that, it’s on to outpatient care and finally into an aftercare program.
This lets you start with a strong structure while slowly coaching you to build your own framework for sobriety with ever-increasing levels of autonomy. Ultimately, your recovery is up to you, but Virtues Behavioral Health is here to support you every step of the way.
Outpatient Programs at Virtues Behavioral Health in Los Angeles, California
Outpatient addiction treatment programs are available through Virtues Behavioral Health in Los Angeles, California. Whether this is your first step in the recovery process or you’re stepping down from more intensive care, our outpatient treatment programs can have a meaningful impact on your long-term sobriety.
Contact our team of mental health professionals at 855.579.8599 today to learn more about Virtues Behavioral Health’s comprehensive suite of addiction and mental health care.