Outpatient vs. Inpatient

Outpatient rehabilitation programs are for people with substance abuse problems that do not require 24-hour inpatient supervision. A 24-hour facility would include residential rehabilitation centers or hospitals where a person may stay for days to months while in detox or recovery.

Outpatient rehab programs typically happen in recovery clinics where cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions and experiential sessions are done. These sessions may occur in the day or evening hours for blocks of several hours at time over the span of weeks to months.

Because outpatient rehab uses a lot less in resources than an inpatient program, hundreds to thousands of dollars can be saved. Inpatient services mean room, board, meals, 24-hour supervision, therapy and medication management, and more. These services add up quickly as each day passes. Outpatient services mean mainly therapy and may also mean medication management when detoxing. Cache Valley Recovery partners with an outpatient medical detox provider so you can do that without checking into an expensive facility.

People in outpatient rehab programs can get the addiction treatment they need while being able to continue with their home, family, church, and work lives.

So if you know or think you have a problem, you are safely maintaining a job or family responsibilities, and checking into a residential facility or hospital would potentially “break the bank,” it might be time to contact a provider of outpatient rehab programs. Cache Valley Recovery provides only outpatient programs and we are experts in helping you pick the best one for your situation.

Rehab Programs

At our addiction recovery center, we provide Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), General Outpatient Programs (GOP), and Chemical Addiction Treatment (outpatient medical detox through our partner). Details for these programs describe who they’re for, what’s involved, how often you attend, and over what length of time they occur.

Partial hospitalization programs are day treatment programs for people who have recently finished detox or have just left a residential facility. You are not just left on your own to start all your old habits again. In these programs you get the help you need to stay sober.

Intensive outpatient programs help transition a person back into the community, their job, and family relationships. You build on the stability you have established and continue working on your sobriety goals.

General outpatient programs typically occur after success in PHP and IOP programs. The focus is more on education, managing stress (which is often a trigger to relapse), and maintaining a sober lifestyle.

Chemical addiction treatment programs are really outpatient medical detox where licensed medical practitioners help you detox without having to check into an expensive residential facility or hospital.

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Medical Detox

Medications help make detoxification easier by reducing the uncomfortable symptoms that can come when someone tries to stop using drugs or alcohol. It used to be that people who needed medical detoxification also needed to be admitted into a facility to be monitored during the detoxification phase of their treatment. Now, many patients can do outpatient detox safely and effectively with a medical professional trained to do it. Not everyone needs to do detox. If you are unsure, give us a call and we will help you find out.


Insurance can be very helpful with outpatient rehabilitation programs. Give us a call and we can review your information and help give you a reasonable estimate of insurance and out-of-pocket costs for the programs that will benefit you the most.

Outpatient medical detox often can be managed affordably with a small starting deposit and regular doctor visit co-pays for many insurance policies. If you don’t have insurance or lack the appropriate coverage, our partner provides affordable cash payment alternatives.

Getting Started

Though getting started in and outpatient rehab program may be a difficult decision for you to make considering the timing, the required lifestyle changes, and other factors, this is actually the easiest part of the process. Contact us and we’ll help you determine what’s best for you and your situation. We can tailor programs to meet the needs of the people we serve.