Outpatient Addiction Rehab in Utah


Many people don’t realize that recovery treatment comes in many different forms — and this can become a barrier to getting help when it seems like the right kind of treatment is not available. 12 Step meetings might not offer enough structure, for example, while traditional residential rehab is too intensive or time-consuming. But addiction treatment at Pinnacle Recovery in Utah is never a one-size-fits-all experience. We offer several levels of care to meet the needs of individuals from all walks of life. For clients who need more than sporadic support groups but aren’t the right fit for a residential program, we might suggest our outpatient addiction treatment option.

At Pinnacle, we know that addiction affects everyone differently, and we believe that everyone should get treatment that complements their needs and their lifestyle. We offer everything our clients need, including a dedicated outpatient program that combines flexible scheduling with high-quality, structured treatment for substance abuse. Our outpatient rehab program in Salt Lake City is designed to help those who need addiction treatment, but either cannot attend an inpatient program or may not need the intensive therapy that inpatient offers. While we strongly recommend inpatient treatment for most patients, there are many situations in which outpatient treatment is the best option, and we want to ensure that all of our patients have access to high-quality care and recovery.


What Is Outpatient Addiction Treatment?


“Outpatient” is a medical term that refers to care provided on a part-time or appointment-based schedule. For example, a regular visit to your doctor or dentist would be considered a form of outpatient care; while a surgery that requires an overnight stay would be called inpatient care. Similarly, outpatient addiction treatment programs consist of recovery treatment that is regularly scheduled each week, but that allows participants to live at home and attend to daily schedules of work, school or family responsibilities. Outpatient treatment typically occurs on a regular, frequent schedule, such as a few hours in the afternoons or evenings, two or three days per week. Most outpatient programs offer flexible scheduling to fit the needs of different patients while requiring a weekly minimum of treatment hours to ensure adequate engagement.

Outpatient programs may be medically focused, such as methadone clinics, or they may be a combination of therapies. At Pinnacle, our outpatient addiction treatment program includes access to the same types of psychotherapy and experiential therapies that are available through our residential treatment program.

Who is Outpatient Recovery Treatment For?


Outpatient recovery is not right for everyone. A person who is severely addicted to drugs or alcohol may not get the care they need in an outpatient program. They may find the pull toward drugs and alcohol too strong for them to contend with, and because of this, could run a risk of relapsing back into old behaviors. For others, being at home serves as a trigger: perhaps they used drugs or drank in their homes, and being in this environment while attempting to stop using is not an environment that is productive for recovery. They may also find that dealing with the pressures of being surrounded by their family is overwhelming, or that being around their friends who still drink or use drugs is too much of a trigger.

While outpatient recovery does offer a great solution for the right patient, it is not a good option for individuals who really need residential treatment but who feel apprehensive about the commitment of full-time care. The decision to get treatment for addiction is not an easy one, but it is essential to commit to recovery at the level of care that is best for you.

At first glance, outpatient programs might seem like an easy way to stay where you are comfortable while getting treatment. But they are in fact specifically designed for individuals who need help with drugs or alcohol, but fall into one of the two following categories:

They cannot take time away from their daily life to spend time in residential treatment.
This type of person who is well-suited for our outpatient program is someone who cannot get away from familial, work or school responsibilities long enough to attend a 30-day or longer rehab program. They may have children to raise or a family to care for, and because of this, attending an inpatient program could cause more damage than good.

There are others who cannot financially afford to leave work for an extended period of time. Doing so would cause an unnecessary burden on them or their families, and so they need a program that they can fit into their schedule, one that offers them the structure and support they need, but that will not add any undue pressures on their already full life.

We know that life is complicated, and we try to make treatment simple and accessible with outpatient recovery so that even individuals who cannot uproot themselves can still get the treatment they need.

They have not advanced far enough into their addiction to warrant inpatient treatment.
Many addictions, depending on severity, need medical attention that can only effectively be given in an inpatient setting. But less severe addictions need treatment too, and this is where a program like our Utah Outpatient Rehab comes in. Programs like this are an excellent option for those who need a happy medium: a steady support system to help them in their recovery, but the flexibility to live at home during this process.

We always advocate getting help for addiction as soon as possible. For some people, the realization that treatment is necessary happens quickly, and they choose to get treatment before addiction becomes firmly rooted or overpowering. Such patients may not require the intensive level of care found in residential treatment. If you are not deeply entrenched in a lifestyle of substance abuse, or if you have recently been through a mild relapse, you might be a better candidate for outpatient treatment.

Why Choose Outpatient Recovery at Pinnacle?


To a person who is attempting to get clean and sober, their recovery must be the most important priority in their life. The reason for this is easy to see: a person who is not well mentally or physically and who is suffering from addiction cannot expect to live a happy, productive or fulfilling life. They will more than likely begin to lose the things that are most important to them, and their ability to cope with the daily challenges and concerns of life will fade. However, making recovery your priority does not always mean that you have to leave your life entirely behind to attend treatment for an extended time. Outpatient programs can be the right way for you to prioritize your long-term health and wellness without making your life more difficult than it needs to be.

If you are interested in learning more about outpatient treatment in Salt Lake City, we encourage you to reach out to us or to a healthcare professional in your area. When deciding to forgo inpatient treatment and attend outpatient treatment, it is essential that you discuss it with a trained professional to ensure that you are being 100% honest with yourself about your needs.

What Can I Expect from Outpatient Addiction Treatment in Utah?


Flexibility is key to any outpatient program — many patients have other pressing obligations that are the reason they have chosen outpatient treatment. While it is important to remember that recovery should be the highest priority, we understand that everyone has a different situation and may need a treatment schedule that they can fit into their already busy lives. We handle outpatient treatment with the same level of personalization as our inpatient rehab. At Pinnacle, we understand that everyone’s situation and addiction are unique, and so we offer a variety of on- and off-site intensive outpatient programs with different schedules and times.

While our outpatient program is less intensive than our inpatient program, this does not mean that the level of care and support you receive is diminished. Many of the same therapies we offer in inpatient treatment are offered in our outpatient programs as well, just within a more concentrated schedule since you will not be attending every day of the week. Our staff is acutely aware of how to best serve a person who is attending one of our outpatient programs and they are aware of the added challenges you may be facing. They will be there with you every step of the way as you begin your journey of recovery.

Get Professional Help at Pinnacle Recovery


If you think that you or someone close to you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, we want to hear from you. Our professional, experienced team can help you determine what type of treatment is best for you, whether it is outpatient or residential care at our Salt Lake City facility. Call us at 1-866-301-0573 to speak with our admissions team and learn more about recovery treatment in Utah. We know what you are going through, and we know what you need in order to finally overcome your addiction — and at Pinnacle, you can achieve the life of recovery you have always wanted.

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