The Best Outpatient Treatment Programs: What to Look For

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How to Find the Best Outpatient Treatment Center for You

Outpatient rehab provides an ideal level of care for many patients seeking addiction treatment. An outpatient program allows you to attend treatment during the day and return to either your home or a sober living environment at night. When looking for the best outpatient treatment program for you, make sure you find one offering traditional and leading-edge therapies that address the root causes of addictive behavior.  

It’s also important to consider the treatment center’s overall atmosphere and be sure you find a place that feels nurturing and supportive to you. You’ll also want to find an outpatient program that continues to offer a strong support network long after drug and alcohol rehab ends.

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient addiction treatment for alcohol and drug rehab offers many benefits, including:

  • Convenience

During outpatient treatment, you can still manage the rest of your life and keep up with responsibilities like going to work or school while working on your sobriety at the same time.

  • Privacy

Because you’re returning home at the end of the day, no one else needs to know you’re in treatment.

  • Affordability

Outpatient treatment is typically less expensive than residential and inpatient programs.

  • Support

You’ll get just as much encouragement from others who understand recovery as you would in any other level of care.

  • Real Life Benefits

You can apply what you’ve learned in treatment to your day-to-day life and can get immediate help for any setbacks that may arise.

  • Family Healing

Those you love can see your progress from day-to-day, and you’ll be able to work towards healing your family relationships while you’re in treatment.

Types of Outpatient Treatment

The Source Treatment Center offers several outpatient treatment levels customized to meet each client’s unique needs. Our gradually adjusting levels of supervision include:

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – With Housing

In PHP, clients new to recovery receive intensive therapeutic care and support. By residing in one of our beautiful sober living homes, you can ensure that your environment is loving, caring, and conducive to sobriety 24/7.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – Without Housing

PHP without housing includes the same individualized daily and weekend therapeutic programs; the only difference is that you’ll go home at the end of each day.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is a bridge between PHP’s close monitoring and the stresses and relapse risks clients face in everyday life. In IOP, clients live at home receive strong support as they continue to build confidence in their recovery.

Outpatient Program (OP)

Outpatient treatment is the right level of care for someone who no longer needs the structure and intensive care of PHP or IOP. Outpatient programs include at least three hours of group therapy and one hour of one-on-one counseling each week. A central focus of OP is preventing relapse – and handling it if one does occur.


Some people come to treatment because of a crisis like getting a DUI or being confronted by loved ones. The Source has a unique two-week intensive therapy program leading to continuing IOP treatment for these clients.

Features of the Best Outpatient Treatment Programs

Every outpatient program is different – or should be because every client is unique. To make sure all your needs are met, there are particular features you should look for when searching for addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one:

Trauma Therapy

At The Source, we believe that addiction treatment should be approached by exploring and healing its underlying causes. And experience has taught us that most people who struggle with substance abuse have endured some level of trauma in life that needs to be healed.  

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

For many people, the driving force behind addictive behavior is an underlying (often undiagnosed) mental health condition. The best addiction treatment centers provide specialized treatment to simultaneously address the dual diagnoses of substance use disorder and mental health disorders.

Substance abuse education

Clients and families need to understand substance abuse facts to truly succeed in recovery. This includes education about the fact that addiction is a disease as well as understanding the underlying causes of addictive behavior.

Relapse prevention

Setbacks and relapses are real possibilities, and you should choose an addiction treatment center that provides plenty of support for preventing relapse and helping you understand what to do if one occurs.

12-step facilitation

A good outpatient program should encourage clients to take advantage of 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. They can continue to build a strong sober support network for life. At The Source, client outings include trips to local 12-Step meetings where our clients can become familiar with the arrangements and the recovery community.

Alumni groups

The best outpatient addiction treatment programs have strong alumni support groups. Alumni groups help you maintain close relationships with the friends you made in treatment as well as others in recovery. At The Source, successful graduates of our programs also often become our best counselors because they understand the struggles patients are going through.

Life-skills therapy

The best outpatient programs teach coping skills so you can manage the inevitable ups and downs of life without feeling tempted to turn to drugs and alcohol.

In a nutshell, the best outpatient addiction treatment programs offer structure, adequate therapeutic support, and compassionate, loving care.

There’s no need to put off addiction treatment because of your daily life’s responsibilities. Outpatient treatment programs at The Source are tailored to each individual’s unique needs. Call (800) 204-0418 to determine how The Source can help you or a loved one recover from addiction.