Outpatient Drug Rehab Program

Outpatient addiction treatment helps you work towards recovery while letting you maintain much of your daily life. You can continue living at home, and commute to campus several times per week for therapy sessions. There are multiple types of outpatient rehab, and our expert treatment team members can determine the level of care that you need to reach your recovery goals.

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment allows you to live at home while you undergo therapy during the day. You must have a strong support network since outpatient rehab does not provide the same round-the-clock accountability as residential rehab. If you are going to succeed in outpatient therapy, your living situation must offer peace, support, and accountability.

Through the duration of your time in outpatient, you’ll have access to personal counseling, medical care, and regular support group meetings. When you’re not in a session, you’re invited to enjoy the tranquility of our beautiful campus.

People in recovery are most vulnerable to relapse in the first 1-3 months after treatment. Thus, outpatient programs typically last at least that long.

In our intensive outpatient program, we approach substance abuse treatment from multiple angles. Our therapies include the following:

  • Evidence-Based Therapy – We utilize evidence-based methodologies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Recreation Therapy – Remember when you could enjoy a day with friends or family without thinking about your substance? Our approach to addiction treatment is holistic; we recognize the power of fun in recovery. From heart-pumping laser tag to soothing yoga, you’ll re-learn to participate in activities for sheer enjoyment.
  • Medication Management – You will receive treatment from a psychiatrist, who can help determine whether you would benefit from pharmaceutical support as you recover. Many people who have addiction disease also suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression and addiction. Often, closely monitored medication provides much-needed assistance in recovery.
  • 12-Step Program – Recovery is easiest when you have a strong support system, and community is one of the main benefits of a 12-step program. This tool is a core element in our intensive outpatient program, and we use it as a supplement to traditional therapy. Our 12-step meetings allow you to connect with your peers, hear stories of recovery, and share your victories and struggles with a community that stands alongside you and supports your recovery. For many people, these peer-led meetings become an important source of ongoing support, even years after treatment.

Types of Outpatient Addiction Treatment

At The Recovery Village at Ridgefield, we offer multiple levels of outpatient drug treatment. Our addiction treatment professionals can help determine the best option for you.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A man and his therapist talking while sitting on a couch in his home.In our IOP, you will undergo at least nine hours of therapy each week. The IOP offers you many of the same therapies and activities as our residential program, but you can sleep in your own bed at night. You will meet regularly for one-on-one sessions with your therapist, engage in group treatment sessions, and benefit from our myriad forms of therapy.

Outpatient substance abuse treatment also serves as an effective step-down program after inpatient treatment. If you have completed residential rehab, you’ll need to demonstrate your willingness to be an active participant in your recovery plan. It is vital that you have a strong support system since outpatient does not provide the level of accountability that you had while living on campus.

We’ve found that IOP participation after inpatient rehab boosts recovery rates. Since everyone’s recovery timeline is unique, your treatment team will work closely with you to determine what’s best suited to support your growth and comfort level.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

A partial hospitalization program is more rigorous than an IOP but less intensive than residential therapy. The defining difference between IOPs and PHPs is the number of hours of therapy that you receive each week. Typically, PHP patients spend about 20 hours on campus each week.

Partial hospitalization is also an effective step-down from residential rehab. Additionally, if inpatient therapy is not feasible for you, our PHP may be able to serve as an alternative. Our recovery team determines this on a case-by-case basis.

Could Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Help You?

If you have been struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, now is the time to seek help. You are worth recovery. At The Recovery Village at Ridgefield, we know your pain — many of us have been through addiction ourselves. Our program was built by people in recovery and offers immense compassion and understanding.

Our Washington rehab center is located less than an hour from Portland, OR and surrounded by mountain views and the serenity of the Pacific Northwest. We offer multiple types of rehab services to men and women aged 18+, and our treatment professionals can help determine the level of care that you need. Whether your struggle is with drugs or alcohol, outpatient treatment could be your path back to health.

No matter where you are on your journey, we are here for you. Call us at any time for a confidential conversation with one of our understanding addiction advisors. Our help is always free, and you are under no obligations. Recovery brings new hope, opportunity, and freedom — begin yours now.

NCBI Bookshelf. “Chapter 4. Services in Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs – Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment.” National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2006, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64094/.


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