Not many people can afford to put their life on hold to get the help they need. The good news is that many people can do drug or alcohol rehab and keep their job and their family life.
People are counting on you to help provide for their needs. That might be the money you earn at work to provide a home and food, or it might be emotional or spiritual support you give them in their personal lives.
It may be a spouse, your children, a relative, a friend, or a business partner. Whoever it is, people are counting on you. That’s one reason why you want help with your addiction problem, because you don’t want to let others down any longer.
Maintaining your obligations to others while taking care of yourself can be accomplished with outpatient detox and outpatient addition recovery services.
This outpatient rehab approach can help to reduce stress and keep healthy support systems intact. It also allows you to continue to give to those you love which can be therapeutic itself.
However, if your work environment or family life is contributing to your addiction problems, then maybe taking time away from it all may be a healthy choice for your situation.
It’s quite expensive to take an inpatient approach to your recovery. If you can afford it, you may find great benefit in doing it. If you can’t afford it, or you feel your life would be better in rehab while you still work and stay connected to your loved ones, then you may seriously want to consider outpatient rehab.
No longer is it required to do a medical detox with 24-hour supervision. That means there exists effective ways to go through detox with medical supervision on an outpatient basis.
Whitetree Medical receives referrals from Cache Valley Recovery as they bring licensed outpatient medical detox services to Cache Valley. In fact, Whitetree Medical is first and only medical outpatient ambulatory detox clinic licensed by the state of Utah.
After a thorough initial evaluation, you come to the clinic daily for follow-up and medication. Sometimes the initial evaluation will determine that you don’t need to detox. If you do, detoxing with a medical professional can help minimize your symptoms, reduce the cravings of addiction, control the rate of your detoxification, and maximize your success.
Because Whitetree Medical accepts over 80 insurance plans, many patients only need to pay an affordable initial fee and then regular doctor visit co-pays for all the follow-up visits.
Outpatient detox is affordable, you get to keep working, and you get to go home each night.
Outpatient Addiction Recovery
Following, and often during, detox you can start your therapy and other recovery sessions as an outpatient. Daytime and evening sessions are usually available. You eat, drink, shower, and sleep at home without having to pay the expensive room and board rates at an inpatient facility.
Addiction experts work with you to create an individual plan to recovery. They choose from partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and general outpatient programs (GOP) and then tailor them to best help with your situation and needs.
PHPs are geared toward people just leaving a residential facility or just completing a detox treatment plan. The plan involves developing tools and skills to continue sobriety while living at home. These typically offer 5-8 hours of sessions 5-7 days a week. Because these involve a lot of hours, you need careful planning with your employer.
IOPs are designed to support the foundation and stability milestones already established in another program. The plan involves reintegration into the community and continuation of sobriety goals. There is a lot of support in these 3-hour sessions that occur 3 days or nights a week.
GOPs are more generalized to support previous treatment and offers therapeutic education, management of stress, and motivation to continue the pursuit of living a sober life. Typically, these sessions happen 2 nights per week.
While addiction recovery sessions are not doctor visits, so medical co-pays don’t apply, many insurance plans help pay for a percentage of your sessions. Regardless of your insurance plan, or if you have no insurance, outpatient sessions are an affordable alternative to inpatient treatment at an expensive residential facility.
Outpatient addiction recovery is affordable, you get to keep working, and you get to go home each night.
Weigh the Alternatives
Evaluate your life, your current environment at home and work, your responsibilities and obligations to others and yourself, your finances, your motivations and desires, and see if an outpatient approach to recovery will be adventageous in your life. If so, give us a call and let us help you get started.