Outpatient treatment provides steady, regular support for teenagers who are struggling with substance abuse disorders. Unlike residential treatment, outpatient addiction programs allow teens with addiction to live at home with their parents while they do treatment.
How Can Outpatient Rehab Help Your Teen?
One of the benefits of outpatient rehab is that your child can stay within the comfort of home while still receiving thorough care and attention.
When your teen enters an outpatient program, their counselors begin by performing a comprehensive assessment of the following:
- History of addiction
- Underlying mental illnesses status
- Family relationships
- Peer support
- Education level
- Physical health
- The need for drug detox
Following the assessment, an individualized treatment plan is created for your child. For example, teens with co-occurring disorders like depression may benefit from medication support as well as rehab counseling and therapy. Teens with eating disorders usually need special therapies designed to amend negative self-image. Teens who lack proper communication skills require therapies that boost confidence. All of these customizations help your child’s treatment team design an outpatient rehab program that leads to lasting recovery.
There are multiple levels of outpatient treatment. Some intensive outpatient addiction programs require the same time commitment as a part-time job. Less intensive outpatient rehab provides teens with 9–11 hours of counseling support per week. The least intensive outpatient programs require your teen to work one-on-one with a counselor once or twice per week for the duration of treatment.
Intensive Outpatient Programs We Offer
We offer three outpatient options at Next Generation Village, each of which allows your child to engage in therapy during the day, then come home at night. Additionally, all teens who go through outpatient treatment with us will receive our help in locating aftercare services.
Outpatient Program (OP)
Our standard outpatient program requires that your teen attends at least one weekly therapeutic appointment on campus. This session will be a one-on-one with your teen’s therapist, a group counseling meeting, a family therapy session, a medical visit to address health-related substance abuse problems, or a substance abuse education or motivational therapy session.
By no means are teens restricted to a single meeting all week. Rather, each child’s treatment team decides how frequently therapy is needed, on a case-by-case basis.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Our IOP is more restrictive than standard OP care. It is a group-based program that provides one individual session per week and one family session the following week. (This schedule then alternates for the duration of your teen’s stay with us.)
Teens in our IOP may also attend weekly Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Medical and nursing services are provided as needed, and doctors are accessible.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
The most restrictive level of outpatient care, our partial hospitalization program is just one step down from inpatient rehab. It offers more individualized services than our other outpatient options.
Teens will need to commute to campus at least five days per week. They have weekly one-on-one meetings with their doctor and with their therapist. Each day, they engage in group therapy on campus, and biweekly family sessions are conducted onsite or via video conferencing.
A Typical Outpatient Treatment Schedule
Every outpatient program is different, but teens at Next Generation Village typically abide by a predictable schedule. We find that this regularity enhances their ability to work through treatment.
After a nutritious breakfast, teens engage in one-on-one counseling sessions, group therapy meetings or alternative therapies such as art or yoga therapy. Adolescents who are in school receive educational support via tutoring on each weekday.
And of course, we leave time for fun, too. Recreational activities such as swimming in our brand new pool or playing catch on our lush lawn help to remind teens of the richness of life without addiction.
Take a look at our sample daily schedule of a day in rehab at Next Generation Village.
Does Your Child Need Addiction Rehab?
If your child has a drug or alcohol addiction, now is the time to act. The sooner you reach out for care, the sooner your child can begin the path to recovery. If you’re considering outpatient therapy, seek drug rehab centers for teenagers that provide comprehensive treatment. Choose a drug treatment program that looks at your child as a whole person, and doesn’t address their addictive behaviors alone.
A drug rehab center in Florida may help. Because of the state’s natural beauty and year-round sunshine, Next Generation Village offers peaceful tropical environs, expert-led drug rehab programs, and a supporting community your child can lean on while they recover.
The most important thing is that your family gets the help you need. We are available to answer any questions you may have about drug and alcohol rehab. Our help is free, confidential and comes with no strings attached.