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After inpatient treatment, you feel better than ever. But, you’re also met with fear, life stresses and temptation. Setting goals and surrounding yourself with support is the only way to stay on the right path, especially in the first 90 days (and for a lifetime after that). Aftercare plans include sober living, outpatient treatments and personal fulfillment. Learn more about outpatient treatment in West Palm Beach, FL today.

Sober Living Arrangements

Sober living is a house specifically for those coming from rehab. It’s an ideal blend between treatment and the “real world.” You have normal responsibilities and freedoms, but with accountability measures like curfews, required meetings, drug testing, life goal setting and sober mentors.

Why it matters: Even if you have family to return to, sober living can be a better next step. The same triggers and opportunities to use still exist at home and the longer you maintain sobriety, the more natural it becomes. Plus, your loved ones may have anger, trust and co-dependency issues. While you both may be anxious to get back home, taking a little extra time can make all the difference. After all, most relapses occur within the first six months.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP addresses the same issues as inpatient treatment but without 24/7 supervision or support. IOP requires at least a nine-hour weekly commitment, continued for 3-12 months until you feel confident in your sobriety. IOP also usually involves drug testing, support group participation and medication evaluations. The extended therapy helps you learn to voluntarily abstain from drugs and alcohol.

Why it matters: IOP is always ideal, especially when opting-out of sober housing. Meeting with a therapist as often as possible is the best way for anyone to remain in a good place mentally and think clearer about their life and issues. The part-time treatment helps prevent relapse during the most critical time.

Outpatient Program (OP)

Outpatient treatment addresses the same issues as inpatient treatment but without 24/7 supervision or support. OP requires at least a nine-hour weekly commitment, continued for 3-12 months until you feel confident in your sobriety. Outpatient treatment also usually involves drug testing, support group participation and medication evaluations. The extended therapy helps you learn to voluntarily abstain from drugs and alcohol.

Why it matters: An outpatient program is always ideal, especially when opting-out of sober housing in West Palm Beach. Meeting with a therapist as often as possible is the best way for anyone to remain in a good place mentally and think clearer about their life and issues. The part-time treatment helps prevent relapse during the most critical time.

Outpatient Resources

Outpatient resources include both group and personal therapy sessions as well as meetings like AA and our alumni groups. It differs from IOP in the time commitment, dropping to 1-8 hours per week. OP can be through an addiction treatment facility or what you think of as “normal” therapy.

Why it matters: At any time, the addiction can rationalize destructive behaviors like skipping appointments, pulling away from relationships or going off medication. Without a regular reminder of coping skills or warning signs and without relationships that actively provide support and accountability, relapse is a real possibility. OP can be continued forever and as-needed as a safety net.

Personal Fulfillment

Finding happiness and meaning outside of drugs and alcohol is the core of sobriety. This includes employment achievements like getting a job, going to back to college or getting promoted, as well as social achievements like repairing a marriage or volunteering.

Why it matters: While sobriety always needs to come first, stability and feeling satisfied with life are a powerful shield against relapse. These life achievements offer a purpose beyond drugs and alcohol and increase confidence in your sober self.

Planning for Outpatient Treatment in West Palm Beach

Staying sober after you leave rehab is what counts. From matching you to your best outpatient treatment option in West Palm Beach, FL and driving you to your sober living house to helping you write a resume or schedule a marriage counselor in your hometown, you’ll be set up for success even before you leave.

In fact, there’s an entire team dedicated to helping you plan for life after rehab. They’ll check in with you, your family and your therapist throughout treatment to ensure everyone feels confident about your departure.

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