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Outpatient Alcohol Rehab in Fort Lauderdale: Find What Works for You
Outpatient Rehab is a program you can enter after detoxing from a severe substance. You receive treatments like therapy, medical care, support groups, counseling, education, and life skills training. You will live in the facility and commute for treatment instead of inpatient rehab, where you “check in” and live there full-time.
When those treatments conclude and patients enter back into the real world, the presence of normalized substances like alcohol can be overwhelming. At our outpatient alcohol rehab in Fort Lauderdale, you will learn relapse prevention skills and healthy coping tools to avoid and manage triggers. You will also gain insight into your addictive behaviors and the underlying causes of your addiction.
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How to Decide if Outpatient Rehab Is Right for You
Outpatient rehab might be right for you if you:
- Cannot leave your family responsibilities, work, or school for an extended period
- Are no longer feeling physical withdrawal symptoms from alcohol
- Are motivated in your treatment, and are willing and able to get yourself to rehab when scheduled
- Have a support system of friends and family, and a sober-friendly place to live while in treatment
Types of Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Programs
There are several types of addiction treatment for alcohol addiction. There are three main options for outpatient alcohol rehab for Fort Lauderdale residents: Day Treatment/PHP Programs, IOP Rehab, and Continuing Care/Outpatient Aftercare programs.
A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a day program that occurs five to seven days per week, depending on the facility, and is usually full days of treatment. You can live in a sober living home or at home, and commute in for structured days of medical care, group and individual therapy, educational programs, counseling, and more. This program is generally short-term, but the time spent in PHP depends on the individual patient.
IOP in Fort Lauderdale
An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a much more flexible outpatient program, with meetings, groups, and appointments scheduled around work or school times. When you first begin, in an IOP, your treatments will occur frequently, but over time will reduce in intensity and frequency, according to your comfort level and confidence in your recovery skills. If you are interested in an IOP, Fort Lauderdale is an excellent location for pursuing this treatment. The local beaches and vast selection of restaurants provide an engaging backdrop for this form of wellness management.
Aftercare and Relapse Prevention Programs
Aftercare and relapse prevention programs are offered after your time in rehab has been completed. These programs generally provide continued connections to a sober community through groups, meetings, and other support. Depending on the facility, you may have the option to continue with psychiatric or medical appointments if needed. There may be an alumni community you can join, and there may be other sober groups or connections you can make throughout your city for additional support in your sobriety.
Outpatient Alcohol Rehab at Legacy Healing Center
At the Legacy Healing Center in Fort Lauderdale, we offer all levels of outpatient care, from PHP to IOP to our outpatient program.
- Our PHP program is six days per week, with a minimum of 25 hours per week of clinical treatment.
- The IOP program is customizable, with the option of living at home or in our sober community housing, with a minimum of nine hours of clinical treatment per week that can be scheduled around your life.
- Our outpatient program is a continuation of the IOP, but with just one hour a week of scheduled therapy and the option of attending recovery activities and groups.
We believe that “once a patient, always a patient,” and we will always be here for you. Even if you finished your alcohol rehab program years ago, you could always come back. You will never be alone in your recovery if you join us at Legacy. Contact us at 888.534.2295 today to learn more about outpatient alcohol rehab for Fort Lauderdale residents at Legacy Healing.