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What is Outpatient Addiction Therapy?

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 10, 2015 / by Russ Kallina

Russ Kallina

Once someone has decided to take action to end their addiction, the next question is "how?" or "how long will it take?" It is important to keep in mind that everyone is different and treatment must be customized to suit each person.

There are two main options in recovery from addiction: inpatient and outpatient, and the processes are distinctive. Just because one path to recovery works for one person does not necessarily mean it will work for another, and finding what fits can be a sticking point. The objective, however, is the same: living and thriving in reality. For some people, an inpatient facility is the best place to start building a solid foundation. But for many, the displacement from day-to-day life makes it an artificial environment, and once they are released they may have some trouble transitioning inpatient techniques into the real world, even with follow-ups.

Outpatient therapy, on the other hand, is grounded in the reality of day-to-day life and facilitates substantial long-term healing and character building. 

When professional support and therapy is available during real-life circumstances, the resulting tools can be applied to multiple situations. One of the best ways to decide on outpatient therapy includes a professional assessment where goals are clearly established with recommended choices and suggestions.

Ongoing sessions will meet the needs of the individual, and can be integrated with current therapists if necessary. Here at Aquila, we provide a variety of outpatient programs, including alcohol recovery, drug rehab, and dual diagnosis treatment. Learn more about the programs we offer, and the benefits of outpatient therapy with Aquila. 
Russ Kallina

Written by Russ Kallina

Russ Kallina is Aquila Recovery of Virginia's Program Director of Operations.

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