Outpatient Programs

Man talking to his friends about outpatient programs for addiction treatmentPartial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in Boise, Idaho, are available at Ashwood Recovery. Our caring and compassionate staff understands that you or someone you care about may be scared and confused while struggling with addiction. So many people are facing the same struggles in their own lives. The good news is that you don’t have to go through this alone. You can get the help you need to recover.

Most people think of inpatient programs when they consider getting help to overcome addiction. However, the fact is that this type of care isn’t appropriate or even feasible for everyone who needs to get professional help. At Ashwood Recovery, we offer an alternative format for addiction treatment in Boise, Idaho. If you or someone you care about needs to stay at home or keep a tight schedule while working on addiction recovery, consider intensive outpatient addiction treatment. Call 208.274.8609 to ask someone from our staff about our outpatient rehab options.

Types of Outpatient Programs in Boise, Idaho

If you’ve chosen outpatient addiction treatment, the decision-making doesn’t stop there. There are several types of outpatient rehab programs—each with its benefits and disadvantages.

Traditional Outpatient Program (OP)

The traditional OP is the most common type of outpatient care. It involves attending group counseling sessions and individual therapy sessions a few times each week. These outpatient programs are less intense than other outpatient options and allow you to live at home and keep up with your regular schedule while still getting professional help for addiction.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial hospitalization programs are more intensive outpatient options. They usually require you to stay at the facility for 4–6 hours per day, several days each week. During your stay, you’ll participate in group and individual therapy sessions and other types of activities geared toward addiction recovery, such as yoga or art classes. PHP is often a step down from inpatient care, but it can also be an excellent first step in outpatient treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program is a more significant time commitment than a traditional OP but not as extensive as a PHP. IOPs usually require 3–5 hours of your time, 3–5 days per week. These outpatient programs typically offer group and individual therapy and other activities to help you recover from addiction.

What to Look for in an Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program

Not every outpatient rehab program is the same. They may appear to be similar, but there are a lot of differences. You deserve the highest quality care available. That means there are specific characteristics that you should be looking for as you search for your ideal. These include:

  • Accreditation through The Joint Commission – Only the best inpatient and outpatient programs for addiction treatment receive this. Accreditation means the quality of care is very high.
  • A commitment to treating co-occurring disorders – Addiction can be a complicated and complex condition and sometimes will develop alongside other mental health issues. Many people struggling with substance use disorders (SUDs) also have diagnosable co-occurring disorders. If you do, you need to know that the rehab you choose will treat addiction and co-occurring conditions.
  • A high staff-to-patient ratio – Rehab won’t benefit you if you don’t have a lot of time with staff members. It would be best if you felt like an individual and not like a number. Choosing a facility that aims to keep its client roster low will serve you well.
  • A promise to provide adequate continuing care or referrals – Your recovery period isn’t over when you complete your outpatient program. It would help if you continued to get assistance. This might mean attending support group meetings, such as AA or NA. Or, it might mean following up with a therapist for ongoing individual counseling. Regardless, the staff should help you put a plan into place.
  • A strong dedication to excellence in treating addiction – Find out if the program you’re considering uses the most up-to-date treatment methods. If they are, you will most likely be in good hands.
  • Individualized treatment plans – Your addiction is not the same as someone else’s, and vice versa. It would be best if you had a treatment plan expressly geared toward your specific needs.

You may feel somewhat in the dark if you’ve never been to rehab. You may not be sure what you should be looking for or how to choose a suitable option for your case of addiction. This is a common concern. However, looking for the above characteristics will help you discern whether a rehab option is ideal for your care.

Find Outpatient Rehab in Idaho at Ashwood Recovery

Ashwood Recovery offers outpatient programs in Boise, Idaho. If you or someone you care about want to learn more about them, contact Ashwood Recovery today at 208.274.8609. Get started on your road to recovery now.