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Outpatient Rehab in Knoxville for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Depending on the individual, their level of substance abuse and past experiences, outpatient rehab could be a viable treatment option for those struggling with addiction. Commonly known as intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, outpatient rehab is less intense than inpatient rehab treatment programs and is ideal for individuals who have either completed a residential treatment program or are unable to stay in an addiction treatment center. This type of treatment is also ideal for individuals in the early stages of addiction or who present milder addiction symptoms and would benefit from counseling and therapy. The biggest factor in choosing between inpatient or outpatient rehab is whether a person can successfully avoid triggers and temptations that could lead them back to substance abuse.

Landmark Recovery of Knoxville is one of our select locations offering outpatient (IOP) rehab treatment. At Landmark, IOP sessions are held at least three hours per day, at least four days a week. Sessions vary by need and are determined by the individual facility director, but they can include various types of therapy, crisis intervention, rehab services, case management, SMART recovery programs, trauma-focused psycho-education, and more.

What is Outpatient Rehab?

With an outpatient rehab program patients choose their own housing rather than staying at an addiction treatment center. With this type of treatment it’s possible for an individual to remain in their community, continue working and even socializing with friends and family.

Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment is most suitable for people who have a mild to moderate addiction, strong support from family and friends, reliable transportation and low risk of withdrawal or relapse. They must make a commitment to attend therapy and counseling sessions for alcoholism and substance abuse at various times throughout the week. Medication-assisted treatment is sometimes used during outpatient rehab as well. It provides continued accountability and resources for individuals in treatment while allowing them the ability to continue with their daily lives.

Why is Outpatient Rehab Used?

Outpatient rehab is used for individuals who are in the early stages of addiction, have a milder form of addiction or have successfully completed a period of inpatient treatment and may no longer need an extended stay at a rehab center. It is also a great choice for individuals who may not have the ability to take time off of work, who may not have access to childcare, who may be a caretaker for another loved one and don’t have access to specialized care for them for an extended period of time.

It is also suggested by clinical professionals for individuals who are newly sober and/or in need of continuing support in their recovery journey. The flexibility of an outpatient rehab program allows for patients to continue their responsibilities in their daily lives while still being held accountable for treating their addiction. There are strict rules associated with outpatient rehab, such as mandatory therapy sessions and usually drug testing. Failing a drug test typically results in the recommendation for inpatient treatment.

How Long Does Outpatient Rehab Take?

Just like any addiction treatment program, the length of treatment varies from person to person. Landmark Recovery of Knoxville’s outpatient rehab program is designed for patients to attend for eight weeks. Patients may be discharged earlier if they make exceptional progress and/or no longer meet the requirements of medical necessity as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). It really depends on how successful someone is at controlling the cravings for drugs or alcohol and avoiding or taking control of behavioral triggers that could lead to relapse. However, alumni from our residential and partial-hospitalization programs are also able to attend IOP sessions once a week at no cost. This provides an additional resource for our patients who are newly sober, or who just want continued support.

Outpatient Rehab in Knoxville

Landmark Recovery of Knoxville is an addiction treatment center in Seymour, TN, located off US-441S and less than half an hour away from the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. In addition to outpatient rehab, Landmark Recovery of Knoxville also offers medical detoxing, partial hospitalization, and inpatient rehab treatment.

Outpatient Rehab vs Inpatient Rehab

So, what’s the difference between outpatient rehab and inpatient rehab?

The main difference with outpatient rehab is that it does not require an individual to check themselves into an addiction treatment center for an extended stay, as inpatient rehab requires. Outpatient rehab is less intense than inpatient rehab and is often executed through regular counseling sessions and sometimes, medication. Inpatient rehab offers on average, one month of isolation from the outside world with a structured daily routine, while outpatient rehab allows the patient to continue their normal lives. Outpatient rehab is often used to treat milder forms of addiction.

If you’re curious as to whether outpatient or inpatient treatment is the right choice for you, or if you or someone you know is seeking addiction treatment, call 865-448-5174 to speak with a Landmark Recovery specialist today.

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