If your life is falling apart because of an addiction problem, you need to treat that as the most important issue in your life. Unfortunately, not a lot of addiction sufferers are able to do that. The repercussions of not addressing your addiction problem sooner instead of later include the potential of further devastation.
With that said, it’s understandable that your life is very busy, especially if you are trying to maintain some level of normalcy while battling your addiction. We don’t always do a good job of putting our health issues ahead of work or other responsibilities.
Here’s the thing. Nothing that’s going on now is more important than the harm drugs and alcohol are doing to you. The fact you are leaving collateral damage in your wake should also be of great concern. If you don’t do something soon, nothing in your life is going to improve. In fact, things can always continue getting worst.
Regardless of how busy you are, there is a way you can get the help you need even if your time is limited. That’s correct. Inpatient treatment is not the only option at your disposal. You can get help as part of outpatient treatment. Also, there are several different types of outpatient care from which you can choose.
In the section below, we are going to address how you can work on recovering from your addiction issues even if you are busy.
Your Outpatient Treatment Options
Most top rehab facilities, including ours, know that addiction treatment is not a one size fits all endeavor. People do have personal circumstances that make getting treatment for an addiction problem a real challenge.
That is exactly why the addiction treatment community has moved towards designing custom treatment plans for each client. By doing so, it gives them more flexibility in developing treatment plans around a person’s circumstances. At the end of the day, that’s how to get people into treatment under less than ideal circumstances.
When prospective clients cannot or will not commit to inpatient treatment because of personal circumstances, outpatient treatment is the call.
If you are busy but still want to deal with your addiction issues, you should consider an outpatient treatment option. If you are willing to do that, you will have three outpatient options from which to choose.
The three options include:
- General Outpatient Treatment (OP)
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
- Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)
Before getting into details, we want to stress that you still need to put treatment at the top of your priorities. Failure to do so could be devastating to your life and the lives of people around you.
General Outpatient Treatment
The least restrictive version of outpatient treatment is OP. To be clear, this is more of a recovery maintenance option. This is the best option for people who already have an ongoing recovery but still feel the need to keep working on their issues.
With a complete focus on individual therapy, the time requirement associated with OP is a couple of hours a day for perhaps a day or two each week.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
At the next level, IOP requires a time investment of up to five days a week for as much as six hours a day of therapy. During that time, you would need to invest most of your effort towards individual therapy. Your goal would be to identify the personal issues that are driving you to use drugs as a coping mechanism.
Partial Hopitalization Treatment
If your addiction problem is significant, you need to invest as much time as possible. With the PHP option, you would need to report or treatment at least five days a week, perhaps every day. Each day, you would need to commit to at least eight hours of therapy. During your time in treatment, you would spend a lot of time working with a therapist in individual therapy sessions. With extra time to invest, you would also get an opportunity to participate in group and family therapy sessions.
If you are struggling with addiction issues, we encourage you to put your personal well-being ahead of everything else. If you will do that, we can work with you to develop an addiction treatment plan that addresses your unique circumstance. For more information about your treatment options, please call us at 833-762-3739. With that initial call, we will offer you more information about our services.