Outpatient Treatment

Transitioning from residential rehabilitation to everyday life can be difficult. Starting the addiction recovery journey from scratch? Even more so. If you find yourself in either of these situations, you might want to consider outpatient treatment for your next step.

What Is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient care is a type of treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) that does not require the client to live at the treatment center like inpatient treatment does. Instead, clients usually visit the treatment center a few times a week to receive treatment and return home afterward. 

When visiting the treatment center, you’ll do a lot of the same activities that you would do during residential rehab. One-on-one therapy, group support sessions, and mental and physical health check-ups are some of the things you can expect. The goal of outpatient treatment is to provide you with all of the support and care you need while giving you the flexibility to continue your life as normal. 

Athens Area Commencement Center offers two different outpatient treatment schedules to accommodate working individuals. Day outpatient treatment meets six times a week; this may be a good option for people who need more consistent daily treatment and support. For adults who work during the day, there is also an evening outpatient care option. This program meets three times per week in the evenings, plus Saturday mornings. 

The Benefits of Outpatient Care

Outpatient care provides many benefits for people facing SUD. This type of treatment offers a flexible and effective approach to helping individuals overcome substance abuse while maintaining their daily lives. One of its primary benefits is the ability to receive professional care without the need for residential confinement. This can allow you to continue working, attending school, and fulfilling family responsibilities.

Athens Area Commencement Center’s outpatient program provides a supportive environment where you can develop coping strategies and life skills essential for sustained recovery. We offer a variety of therapeutic interventions, including addiction education, individual counseling, group therapy, and family therapy, tailored to address the unique needs of each client. The flexibility of outpatient treatment allows for personalized schedules, accommodating diverse lifestyles and obligations.

Another advantage lies in the ongoing support you will receive as you reintegrate into your community. This real-world exposure will help reinforce learned skills and coping mechanisms, facilitating a smoother transition from treatment to everyday life. By fostering a sense of autonomy and responsibility, our outpatient program encourages you to actively engage in your recovery journey. This approach promotes long-term success by empowering you to navigate the challenges of daily life while maintaining sobriety. 

Is Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Athens Area Commencement Center offers outpatient treatment programs for teens (ages 14 to 18) and adults (ages 18+). Your outpatient treatment experience will look different depending on your age group and your personal needs. 

  • Teens: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, plus one Saturday a month.
  • Adults who work during the day: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM, plus Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM.
  • Adults who are available during the day: Monday from 9 AM to 1 PM, Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM. 

If you’ve finished an inpatient residential rehabilitation program and are looking for a way to transition back into everyday life, outpatient care may be a good step. It can be jarring and stressful to go from the 24/7 monitoring and support of inpatient care to the real world. Outpatient programs are designed to ease the transition and make sure you’re building a framework for long-term wellness and sobriety. 

This type of program may also be a good option for addicted individuals who do not struggle with severe addiction. Mild to moderate substance addiction can be treated successfully in an outpatient setting. This allows you to remain at home with your family while still receiving the care and support you need from addiction and mental health professionals. 

Starting Your Outpatient Journey

Taking the brave step toward recovery is a monumental decision. It takes strength it takes to seek help for addiction. This journey can be challenging, and you’ll need a strong system of support to get through it. Addiction is not just a physical ailment — it affects your mind and spirit, making the process of recovery a uniquely personal experience.

Considering outpatient treatment can be a compassionate choice for yourself, recognizing that healing happens within the context of your daily life and responsibilities. You’re not alone in this, and our outpatient programs can offer the support you need while respecting the intricacies of your life.

By choosing outpatient care, you’re embracing a path that acknowledges the challenges but also the importance of finding balance. It’s about addressing the root causes of addiction while actively participating in the world around you. This decision empowers you to navigate recovery, understanding that your life matters beyond the walls of a treatment facility.

You’re not just reclaiming control; you’re building a foundation for lasting change. Step by step, with a network of professionals ready to guide and support you, choosing outpatient treatment means taking hold of hope and the possibility of a brighter future — one that you shape.

Whether you’re transitioning from residential rehab or just starting your recovery journey, outpatient treatment may be a good option for you. To learn more about treatment options, call Athens Area Commencement Center at (706) 546-7355.