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January 23, 2011
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BettyAnn
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Do you think there is any validity to out patient programs? Do you know anyone who has had success as an out patient? I've always felt that in patient is the only way to go for someone with a problem, but maybe I am overlooking the potential benefits of being in treatment and having some freedom.

January 24, 2011
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There are cases when an outpatient program works just fine.  This is for two situations in my opinion. One is actually as a follow up to inpatient.  It's a good bridge between being kept inside and being completely on your own.  The second is simply someone who may need support but really isn't at the 'need to watch 24/7' league.

January 25, 2011
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I think Loretta is right about both situations. Many people leaving an inpatient program aren't ready to venture out into the outside world without continued guidance. I actually went through something similar to her second scenario. I wasn't a hardcore addict, but I recognized I was struggling with some habits, so I sought help for myself. The counseling I went to really helped me, and I was able to gradually improve my life. I think for those who can recognize they need help for themselves at an early stage, an outpatient program may be a more convenient and adequate option.

January 26, 2011
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That is exactly what I was thinking about, Tommy.  I think sometimes we tend to think of 'addicts' or whatever as hard core troublemakers or something.  In spite of what we see on TV and in the movies, a lot of people end up in situations where they aren't like that, but they do need a little help to get back on track.

March 17, 2012
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Is it causing any severe problems? I just looked it up and it says that it is usually just cosmetic..

Best bet is to start with the GP, they can at least run some tests
and make sure it's all a-ok and tell you where to go from there but i
dare say you'd be looking at some big bills to have it fixed privatly
if it's just cosmetic.

May 31, 2012
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That is a great question. I don't think there is a clear cut answer yes or no. It depends on the person, situation, severity of problem, support system, and stamina. With that mouthful, you can see why it can be difficult when choosing a program. Outpatient can be the right course of action for many people if they have many obligations (kids, lifestyle, etc). Treatment doesn't have to always involve dropping all of your obligations and current lifestyles. Yes, it is designed to change your habits for the better, but treatment centers also want you to be able to live your life in somewhat normalcy. Outpatient treatment programs can work on many different levels, it just depends on the person. Is there someone in mind? Hope this helps!

November 15, 2012
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jordan.s said:

That is a great question. I don't think there is a clear cut answer yes or no. It depends on the person, situation, severity of problem, support system, and stamina. With that mouthful, you can see why it can be difficult when choosing a program. Outpatient can be the right course of action for many people if they have many obligations (kids, lifestyle, etc). Treatment doesn't have to always involve dropping all of your obligations and current lifestyles. Yes, it is designed to change your habits for the better, but treatment centers also want you to be able to live your life in somewhat normalcy. Outpatient treatment programs can work on many different levels, it just depends on the person. Is there someone in mind? Hope this helps!

I agree with jordan. I have seen people recover as out patients as well. It depends on how badly you want to be out of that vicious circle? Peope respond differently to different circumstances and thats what goes on here as well. 

If my friend is allergetic to banana, it doesn't mean banana is not gud for everyone. Similarly if an individual doesnt respond to out patient, it doesnt mean that is not the appropriate way of healing. 


August 21, 2013
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Outpatients can really bridge a gap between the normal addicts & the patient who has completed his/her tenure in a rehab center. They can do the mass movement & create their own example to inspire many to get rid of addiction, once for all.

October 7, 2013
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Hi there,

An outpatient rehab services are suitable for individuals with alcohol or drug dependence problem, and who are able to participate in the program. At this level of less then moderate addiction, an individual struggling with substance abuse or dependence is able to live at home, and maintain his or her life style, go to work, and attend different activities. This level of care is not suitable for everyone, and this is not an option to replace an in-patient or residential treatment.

If a person can commit to coming to the outpatient clinic several times per week, for an hour or two per day for counseling and therapy, the treatment may be very effective. However, if the individual has a moderate to severe addiction problem, the outpatient rehab services will not be sufficient. At thsi level of care, the person needs to stay at the facility for a certain amount time, between three months to twelve months, depending on the individual case. Normally, a substance abuse professional, is able to determine the proper diagnoses, and assign the person to the right faciility.

If a susbtance abuse or dependence problem is identified and diagnosed early, there is a chance to recover, with the help of intensive outpatient rehab treatment. Unfortinately, most of people struggling with addiction, pass this level, and can only recover in the residential setting, that incorporates structured and firm environment.

There is no short cut in treatment, when it comes to addiction or dependence. The sooner you see an addiction specialist, the better and more effective your recovery time will be.

 

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October 29, 2014
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October 30, 2014
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