Choosing to detox from drugs and alcohol is a serious step towards sobriety. While it can be done through a local recovery center, it’s often best to move. Relocation offers a safe distance from the people and places that trigger relapse.
Other Reasons to Move for Outpatient Detox
It is important to consider every aspect of recovery when choosing a detox and rehab program. By choosing outpatient detox Northlake Recovery, you are getting a chance at a fresh start. Potential employers and community members do not know you. They do not know what your history is and if you have a conviction record due to substance abuse. This can help you in the search for employment to get your life back on track and pay for rehab.
This fresh start offers better living conditions too. By separating from the community where you got into substance abuse, you will build and support a sober lifestyle. This can include starting new hobbies and group activities that do not center on substance abuse.
Outpatient Detox Offers a Sober Community of Support
The area surrounding Northlake Recovery has a large recovery community. Gatherings, meetings, and activities are available at all hours of the day. Perfect for helping recovering addicts stay sober during and after outpatient therapy.
The large 12-Step Community offers meetings every day of the week. It is common to struggle with depression and loneliness when detoxing. It is also common to struggle with this when moving to a new area. The various meetings and groups help new members build their own sober community and no longer feel isolated.
Supportive Treatment in Outpatient Detox
Outpatient detox treatment is like inpatient treatment. Medical assisted detox and evidence-based treatment are the basis of good recovery programs. Patients are supported with peer group meetings, individual counseling, and other traditional therapy. The time spent in therapy will depend on individual treatment plans. Hours range from 2-8 hours per day depending on outside commitments.
Patients can choose between standard outpatient detox and intensive outpatient detox. The chart below states the differences in treatment.
Non-Traditional Therapy Offers Supportive Treatment in Outpatient Detox
Those recovering from substance abuse can choose non-traditional therapies too. Nutritional Therapy focuses on rejuvenating the body through healthy food. A dietitian teaches clients how to choose healthy food in a grocery store and how to prepare the food to keep all the nutrients needed to support a recovering body.
Along with proper nutrition, the body is supported with Recreational Therapy. Exercise helps release endorphins and neurotransmitters naturally, helping to regulate emotions and a feeling of well-being. Yoga, weight training, and swimming are great activities to support the body during recovery. These are only a few of the activities offered at Northlake Recovery.
Northlake Recovery also offers programs that engage the mind. Art and music therapy offers a creative outlet for expression of emotions surrounding substance abuse. Journaling and meditation also focuses on recovery and learning how to disarm cravings and triggers, helping patients stay sober outside program hours.
All non-traditional programs are optional. Each patient gets to choose what programs work best for him or her.
Another Benefit of Outpatient Detox
Outpatient treatment is less expensive. One randomized study of 164 male veterans detoxing from alcoholism showed a significant difference in cost between inpatient and outpatient services. The average outpatient costs for detoxification were $175-$388 for 6.5 days of treatment. Inpatient services cost $3,319-$3,665 for 9.2 days. Not only were the costs of outpatient services much lower per patient, but there were fewer medical problems during the first month of treatment.
This study was conducted in 1989. The costs of treatment have increased over the years. It is now estimated that treatment will average $250-$500 per day for inpatient medical detox.
Reduced expense is only one benefits of outpatient detox. Patients can live with family or on their own. This provides more freedom during treatment. It also allows the patient to continue working or attend school if that is an option.
If the patient is concerned about too much freedom while gaining sobriety, he or she can live in a recovery home with other patients. A recovery home can offer more support during the crucial first steps of recovery. Continuing with close to a normal life during treatment makes it easier to transition out of treatment when the time comes.
Ready to Move for Outpatient Detox?
If you or a loved one is ready to move and begin a new, sober life, call Northlake Recovery at (561)-770-6616. Addiction specialists will help you choose the right program for your needs. Admitting you have a problem is the first step toward sobriety. Call Northlake Recovery to make that first step at Outpatient Detox.