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How to Choose the Right Outpatient Rehab Program for You

Making the decision to seek professional help for drug or alcohol addiction is life-changing. Next, you have to make some critical decisions regarding your care. If you’ve decided that an outpatient substance abuse treatment program is right for you, you must pick which one to enroll in. With West Palm Beach being such a hotspot for outpatient treatment programs, this task can become overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right outpatient rehab program in West Palm Beach. 

Pick a Convenient Location

Outpatient rehab programs allow you to live at home and carry out your usual responsibilities while attending your scheduled therapy sessions. As a result, one of the top factors to consider is the location of the program. If you choose an outpatient program that is too far away, you may find your commute taking away from your work schedule. Instead, look for an outpatient facility that is located near your home, work, and/or school. This way you’ll be more likely to show up for each therapy session without issue.

Make Sure the Outpatient Sessions Work With Your Schedule

One of the main reasons why people choose outpatient rehab in West Palm Beach is so they can obtain help for addiction while having the freedom to live their day-to-day lives. If you’re going to outpatient so you can continue working, going to school, or caring for your kids, it’s important that you consider the time and days of the week that outpatient sessions are held.

Some outpatient programs hold therapy in the morning while others hold therapy in the afternoon or evening. Others are more flexible and have multiple options, allowing you to pick your own therapy times. If you are the stay-at-home mother of a toddler and your spouse works during the day, a daytime outpatient program won’t work for you. You need an evening program. Or, if you are a waitress who works nights, you may need a morning or afternoon program.

Before enrolling in an outpatient rehab program, be sure you find out when you are expected to be in therapy, and confirm that the rehab center’s schedule works well with your schedule.

Assess Your Individual Treatment Needs

Every individual is unique, and your treatment needs may be different from the next person. At the same time, all outpatient rehab programs in West Palm Beach are different, too. Different programs may offer different services and have different specialties. 

For example, if you struggle with depression or anxiety or another mental illness–like many people with substance use disorder do–you’ll need a treatment program that offers dual diagnosis rehabilitation. Or, if you are unemployed and need job search assistance or vocational training, you’ll need a program that offers these kinds of services.

Before choosing an outpatient drug and alcohol rehab program, be sure the program you are looking at can provide you with the specific services you need to be successful in your recovery.

Choose an Outpatient Rehab that is In-Network With Your Insurance

Another reason why so many people choose outpatient rehab is that it is much more affordable than inpatient rehab. However, the cost of outpatient rehab can still add up, especially if you need a long-term program. Fortunately, all health insurance providers are required to provide coverage for outpatient substance abuse treatment. The problem is not all addiction treatment facilities accept all health insurance plans.

Be sure to speak with an admissions coordinator about the insurance plans that are accepted at the facility of your choosing. The last thing you want to happen is to enroll in a treatment program that is not covered by your insurance. To make your care more affordable, make sure you choose an outpatient program that is in-network with your insurance provider.

Evaluate the Staff and the Program’s Accreditations

The best outpatient rehab programs in West Palm Beach employ compassionate, caring, and professional staff members. You’ll want to look for a facility with licensed therapists, physicians, nurses, and case managers. Not everyone is qualified to treat substance abuse and mental health, so it’s important to evaluate the staff member’s licensing and credentials to make sure you’re in the right hands.

Similarly, it’s also helpful to evaluate the program’s accreditations. A reputable treatment program will be licensed by the state, respect HIPAA guidelines, and may even have a third-party accreditation from the Joint Commission (JCAHO) or Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Information regarding staffing, licensing, and accreditation can usually be found on a rehab center’s website. You can also obtain the information by contacting the rehab facility you are interested in.

Start Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab in West Palm Beach Today

Choosing the right outpatient treatment program can feel confusing and overwhelming, but that’s why we’re here to help. Our team at Mandala Healing Center can verify your insurance, evaluate your treatment needs, answer your questions, and help you decide which program is right for you.

Don’t wait any longer. The first step is calling and asking for help. Call now to begin your recovery journey.