Outpatient Therapy for Alcohol Questions and Answers
Outpatient therapy for alcohol addiction will help you on your road to living a clean, healthy life. Talk to Restoration Recovery addiction treatment center today about outpatient therapy. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chattanooga, TN and Dalton, GA.
What is considered outpatient therapy?
The ability to receive therapeutic therapy treatments without having to be hospitalized is considered outpatient therapy. This allows the patient to stay in their own home while still receiving the proper medical care that they require. Many patients prefer outpatient therapy as they are more comfortable staying home and continuing with their normal routines while receiving the care and treatment they need. They will need to set aside time to meet their therapy needs, but otherwise, they are able to continue working, going to school, and spending time with family and friends, provided their condition allows them to do so without putting their health and safety, or the health and safety of others at risk. It is also more cost-effective as it doesn’t require overnight hospital care for extended periods of time. Depending on the form of treatment an individual requires, their health care practitioner can advise if they are a suitable candidate for outpatient therapy. Patients who go this route do need to plan for and schedule regular therapy appointments as directed by their health care provider to ensure they are still receiving the complete treatment required. If patients aren’t able to commit to this, or if their diagnosis doesn’t suggest that outpatient therapy is a good treatment option, then they will need to be hospitalized to receive the ongoing therapy they require.
What is an outpatient care facility?
An outpatient care facility is a facility that provides diagnosis and treatment to individuals under the care of a health care practitioner such as a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist, or other medical health practitioners as needed based on the treatments offered. An outpatient care facility can be a separate facility with no connection to a hospital or urgent care center, a separate facility from a hospital but that works with the hospital for the continued care of the hospital’s patients, or it could be a facility inside of a hospital. Outpatient care facilities will have rooms and beds for patients while they are receiving care and treatment, but the facility is not intended for patients to stay in overnight or for prolonged periods of time. Patients who require overnight care or longer observation will be sent to a hospital or other facility that provides inpatient care and treatment. The type of facility that an individual is sent to in this case would be dependent on their illness, injury, or other factors pertaining to their treatment, such as addiction. Typically, patients are referred to an outpatient facility for ongoing care for surgical, medical, or mental care.
Who requires rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation comes in many forms and is not exclusively used for one condition or another. Individuals can need rehabilitation for any number of reasons as it is used to reduce disability and optimize functionality in individuals to allow them to better interact with their environment. It falls under the umbrella of universal health care and is one of many factors in ensuring individuals stay healthy. Rehabilitation can be used on individuals of any age as it is unique to each person’s health, wellness, and medical situation. While many of us may think of rehabilitation being used strictly to help someone overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction, or for regaining strength and flexibility from an accident or injury, it comes in many other forms. Other examples of rehabilitation include modifying a senior’s home to reduce fall risks so they can maintain their independence, training and education for someone with heart disease, psychological support for people with mental illnesses, training a person with vision loss on how to use a white cane, helping an individual with a prosthetic limb learn how to use it and many other treatments.
What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient treatment?
Outpatient and inpatient treatment is how they sound. Outpatient treatment is administered to a patient who is not admitted to a hospital or care facility and is out in the world, living in their own home and receiving care as needed. Inpatient treatment required the patient to be admitted into a hospital or care facility where they can receive round-the-clock monitoring and treatment. The reason for outpatient versus inpatient treatment will be dependent on several factors. Inpatient care is for patients who have a life-threatening or serious condition that requires regular monitoring if they are considered a threat to themselves or others, if they are undergoing treatment for some substance abuse disorders or if they have a clinically complex medical condition. Outpatient care works for individuals who require regular check-ins for their care that they can manage on their own, if they don’t need constant supervision and if their condition allows them to go about their lives in a mostly normal manner, while still receiving their treatment as prescribed.
For more information about the outpatient alcohol facilities, call us or schedule an appointment through our website. We would be pleased to help you! We serve patients from Chattanooga TN, Dalton GA, Rocky Face GA, Tunnel Hill GA, Chatsworth GA, Spring Place GA, Fairmount TN, Walden TN, Harrison TN, Middle Valley TN, Signal Mountain TN, and surrounding areas.