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Outpatient Treatment Program

Contact our admission specialists to find out if our South Florida outpatient treatment program is the right one for you.

What’s Outpatient Rehab?

Our outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program are appropriate for individuals who have completed more intensive treatment programs, such as inpatient rehab.

At this level of care, patients live independently or in sober living residences and attend weekly individual therapy. The clinical focus is on key elements to sustain long-term recovery, including life skills development and relapse prevention.

Additionally, individuals can attend weekly group therapy sessions based on their individual needs. Outpatient drug rehab serves as a continuing care option for individuals ready to transition from an addiction treatment setting into a fully independent life.

Patients developed vocational skills at this stage in their treatment and are working, pursuing education, or beginning to achieve their long-term goals.

Individuals secure housing either in a reputable sober living residence or independently, depending on their needs and progress. The family participates in the transition process to allow for a smooth transition with the utmost transparency.

Individuals continue to have full access to medical staff, case management assistance, and our auxiliary services during treatment.


Outpatient Treatment

Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment Center

Outpatient treatment encompasses different levels of intensity that depend on the patient’s needs and expectations. Every addiction center handles outpatient rehab a little differently, but it usually includes one of the following levels of care.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

This level of care offers access to an interdisciplinary team that includes clinical support staff qualified to treat medical and psychiatric conditions and patients who need mental health support. However, this level of care isn’t for patients who need 24/7 supervision.

PHP programs provide around 20 hours of highly intensive treatment each week to support patients who need daily or intense monitoring in a structured setting to continue their recovery process.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This level of care also provides an interdisciplinary team of providers, but it doesn’t have extensive medical and clinical support like PHP does. Patients attend the facility anywhere from 9 to 20 hours a week to receive treatment.

Standard Outpatient Program (OP)

This type of program is designed to help patients focus on changing behaviors associated with substance abuse. There are minimal, if any, medical services offered in this level of care. Treatment consists of less than 9 hours of treatment per week.

One of the critical elements of effective, comprehensive addiction treatment is the “continuum of care.” Referring to the philosophy that recovery is a process and that addiction treatment should be available at an appropriate level throughout the early stages of that process. Rather than having patients have the stress and challenges of full independence immediately after inpatient rehab or intensive outpatient treatment, we believe that patients have the best chance of success when they have ongoing support. The idea is backed and supported by evidence that the length of time in treatment is directly related to long-term success in sobriety.

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Many have already created a healthy routine, including work, self-care, and leisure. Thus, the outpatient program at Lighthouse Recovery Institute offers significant freedom for patients to pursue their responsibilities. At the same time, we ensure that patients have a safe place to discuss any developing issues that may arise during their lives and ongoing therapy to help implement relapse prevention, improve relationships, and attain greater functioning and quality of life.

Outpatient treatment services are available to those who have completed addiction treatment either with us or detox and inpatient programs with one of the facilities we work alongside. Services are available for as long as there is a benefit to be gained. We encourage our alumni to attend groups whenever they need additional support from staff and the community.

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Differences Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient Rehab

Patients stay in the addiction treatment facility

Higher success rates after detox

It tends to be more costly

Sometimes disruptive to daily life and responsibilities

Offers access to medical and mental health support

It lasts between 28 days to six months

Designed to treat severe addictions

Patients reside in the facility and receive treatment all-day

Outpatient Rehab

Patients remain at home or a sober living home but attend treatment during the day

Lower success rates without previous treatment

It can be more affordable

Patients can maintain a more normal daily routine

Provides access to support groups and therapeutical guidance

It lasts between 3 months to over a year

Suitable for those with mild addictions

Patients receive between 10 to 20 hours of treatment a week

Behavioral Therapies Used in Outpatient Treatment

Our outpatient rehab program uses a variety of evidence-based therapies to treat substance use disorders. A patient’s individual treatment plan will dictate which therapies will be used based on those recommended by their assigned therapist. Common behavioral therapies used in outpatient care include:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): focuses on changing unhelpful behaviors by teaching patients coping skills to prevent cravings and triggers and identifying healthier coping strategies to deal with high-risk situations that could lead to relapse.

Contingency management (CM): uses small rewards as positive reinforcement for desirable, healthy behaviors like attending treatment and staying sober.

Community reinforcement: offers counseling to teach the skills needed to stop substance abuse, improve family and social relationships, and encourage healthy habits. This therapy uses tangible incentives that increase in value as reinforcement for adopting positive behaviors. Usually, this is done in a group therapy environment.

Motivational interviewing therapy (MI): helps people overcome roadblocks about recovery and addiction. Counseling focuses on increasing motivation and confidence in the patient’s ability to make positive changes and develop better habits.

12-step facilitation therapy: incorporates strategies from Alcoholics Anonymous-style support groups into individual and group counseling sessions and encourages participation in twelve-step meetings. This helps build a sober support network that can help prevent relapse after leaving rehab.

Family therapy: involves the family or at least a significant other in counseling to allow the patient and therapist to address various common issues in an addictive environment. These can include family relationships, mental health disorders, and concerns about caring for a loved one after rehab.

Learn more about the different treatment therapies.

Learn More About Addiction Treatment

Are all programs the same?

No. Our addiction treatment programs are designed and personalized to match your individual needs and your addiction.

Is alcohol rehab the same?

No. While the structure might be similar, alcohol addiction affects the brain differently, and we follow specific therapies and treatment programs designed to help those with alcohol use disorder.

Is family involved in treatment?

If possible. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe family inclusion in treatment is critical for long-term recovery. Whenever possible, we’ll do our best to incorporate family members into the treatment process. We’ll also assist family members who might be challenging to cope with their loved ones being in rehab. People in recovery need the support of family and friends to make progress, so we often invite family members to form support groups during therapy.

Do you use medications?

If needed. For specific addictions, a medication-assisted treatment program might be beneficial, particularly during the early recovery stages. Medications can help ease withdrawal symptoms, control cravings, and make the recovery process easier on those in treatment.

How long is the treatment?

It depends. Our rehab programs are personalized to address your needs. However, most of our programs range in the 60- to 90-day, with many choosing continuum care after leaving rehab. 

Is detox mandatory?

Most of our patients come to our rehab center after completing our drug and alcohol detox program. Someone must be no longer using substances to start a rehab program. Otherwise, withdrawal symptoms can interfere with treatment and make progress too challenging.

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Does Insurance Cover Outpatient Treatment?

Insurance plans will cover some of the costs of our outpatient treatment program. If you or a loved one is considering entering treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, and looking to obtain detailed information about the insurance plans accepted, our trained staff can provide a free assessment for you. For more information regarding insurance coverage for drug outpatient treatment or alcohol outpatient treatment, contact us today. 

Set Up a Consultation

If you are still unclear about which addiction program, level of care, or service is best for you or your loved one, we encourage you to call and speak to our licensed and professional staff anytime. We are here to support you and your family during your time of need. We strive to help you make the right decision for yourself or your loved one. Call and speak to a member of our staff directly. This is 100% confidential.

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