Finding the right addiction treatment approach for you or your loved one can be overwhelming and confusing. Can I just do outpatient treatment, so I don’t have to miss as much work? My loved one seems to function pretty normally throughout the day, so is outpatient treatment enough? Is detox really needed?
Oftentimes, it can feel like there are more questions than there are answers.
The truth is your addiction treatment program really depends on your history with drug abuse, how severe your addiction is and if you’re struggling with a mental health disorder like depression or anxiety.
Luckily, a credible addiction treatment center like The Raleigh House offers several different paths to treatment. In this post, we’ll review our various levels of care and help you determine if you need both residential and outpatient treatment or if you can go straight into outpatient treatment.
The Raleigh House’s Three Paths to Addiction Treatment
1. Residential to Outpatient Treatment
The very best approach to treatment is 90 days in residential treatment and 90 days in outpatient treatment. This gives you or your loved one the time and energy necessary to fully focus on treatment and recovery.
However, we know it’s not always possible to spend that amount of time in treatment if you have a family to take care of or a job to get back to. If this is the case, the next best thing is to do 30-45 days in our residential program at our wellness lodge called The Ranch, then transition to our outpatient treatment program in Denver.
This option is best for those who have severe drug or alcohol addiction and have been struggling with substance abuse for years.
In residential treatment, you’ll complete detox to get the drugs out of your system, then work through your addiction and co-occurring disorder in individual therapy, group therapy and holistic treatments like equine therapy. Once you’ve completed inpatient treatment, you’ll enter our outpatient program to maintain your therapy as you transition back to everyday life.
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2. Outpatient Treatment with or without Housing
If we determine residential treatment isn’t needed, you or your loved one will be able to enter our outpatient treatment program 5 days a week. You’ll spend your weekdays in therapy and education sessions where you’ll work on your substance addiction and mental health.
To help you improve both your physical and mental health after addiction, our outpatient treatment program also includes daily trips to the gym and meetings with our nutritionist, who will coach you on the pro-recovery diet.
Our outpatient treatment program also includes housing to help ease your transition back to everyday life. Our residence includes 24/7 supervision and gives you the opportunity to connect with others who are at the same level of recovery as you.
If you need to return to your family or job, we offer outpatient treatment without housing. You’ll spend your weekdays in our outpatient treatment program, then return home for the evenings and weekends.
3. Nighttime Intensive Outpatient Treatment
If it’s determined that you don’t need the two treatment options above, we offer nighttime intensive outpatient treatment. During this program, you or your loved one will receive 9 hours of therapy a week.
This treatment option only works for those who are dealing with such a minor substance abuse problem that it isn’t affecting their ability to function at home or at work. This program may also be considered for those who cannot take time away from their families and full-time jobs.
What is Outpatient Treatment Like at The Raleigh House?
No matter if you or a loved one is transitioning from residential treatment or you’re entering outpatient care directly, you may be wondering what to expect from our outpatient program. A typical day usually looks like the following:
- You’ll begin treatment at our Denver location at 9am. From 9am-10am, you’ll participate in a meditation and mindfulness group session to get you into the right mindset for treatment.
- From 10am-12pm, you’ll work with our primary therapists in progress group therapy. This is where you’ll work on your substance abuse, mental health, trauma and personal relationships.
- After your one hour lunch break, you’ll spend 1pm-2:30pm in therapy sessions that include art therapy, nutrition and addiction education.
- You’ll then head out for the day to go to the gym to exercise and attend meetings like Al-Anon.
- On Saturdays, you’ll spend time at The Ranch with others who are in recovery. This helps you keep your treatment top of mind during the weekends.
Throughout outpatient treatment, we’ll guide you back to everyday life and give you more and more independence. You’ll spend more time with your family, have the freedom to go to the movies and shop, and be able to apply and interview for jobs, if needed.
Start Addiction Treatment at The Raleigh House Today
At The Raleigh House, our goal is to help you find the treatment approach that sets you up best for long-term recovery. Whether you start in residential treatment and transition to outpatient rehab or you directly enter our outpatient program, we can help you break free from addiction and find more healthy ways to cope with any mental health disorders you’re struggling with.
If you’re ready to find the right treatment path for you and get started, fill out our form or contact us today.