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Outpatient drug rehabAnchorage addicts may benefit from a drug addiction treatment program; however, you may not be able to afford to put your life on hold and enter into a residential rehab center. If this is your situation, outpatient drug rehab may provide an effective and attractive option.

What Is Outpatient Drug Addiction Rehab?

An outpatient drug rehab program is one in which you attend treatment and counseling during the day, and then return home (or to a sober living facility) in the evening. Schedules vary from facility to facility, but most counseling sessions take place during the day or early evening hours.

What Is the Benefit of Outpatient Drug Rehabilitation?

The most obvious benefit of outpatient rehab is the fact that it gives you the flexibility to maintain your family, work or school responsibilities while you are pursuing your sobriety via drug treatment. Outpatient programs offer additional benefits, such as:

  • A support system made up of your peers
  • Teaching patients how to cope with stressful situations
  • Teaching patients how to avoid temptation
  • Ongoing therapy sessions

What Types of Addictions Get Treated at Outpatient Drug Rehab?

In most cases, your addiction will have to be mild in order for you to benefit from this type of treatment. More than 70 percent of addicts receiving outpatient care have a psychological addiction. In addition, 30 percent of people currently enrolled are using outpatient programs as a source of continued support after the completion of an inpatient drug rehab program.

In addition, there are a growing number of outpatient rehab facilities that can help you if you are suffering from a co-occurring mental illness and drug addiction problem. This condition is known as “Dual Diagnosis” and the comprehensive work that goes on in Dual Diagnosis treatment facilities is crucial. Without treatment, you will:

  • Be at a high risk for relapsing
  • May have increased chances of overdosing if you begin using again
  • May experience suicidal behaviors

Where Can Anchorage Addicts Find Outpatient Drug Treatment?

If you have an addiction and feel you may benefit from an outpatient treatment program, please call us. We can help you locate a program that will meet your needs and get you on the road to recovery. If Anchorage drug treatment is not a solution to your problem, call us for addiction treatment options in the lower 48.