Top Rated Outpatient Drug Rehab Center in San Fernando Valley

If you are living in the San Fernando Valley and are looking at your options for outpatient rehab programs in your area, you may wish to consider attending an inpatient detox and residential rehab program first at the Sylvan Detox center. We are an inpatient drug treatment center in San Fernando Valley, offering safe and effective medical detox programs, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs for opioid and benzodiazepine tapers, along with inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. We also provide connections to several trusted outpatient rehab centers in the state of California.

Before joining an outpatient treatment center, you will likely need to spend at least some time inside an inpatient treatment center. Each person’s needs are unique, but These types of care centers can help you detox, clearing your mind and body from harmful chemicals and getting through the most difficult acute withdrawal symptoms substance abuse can cause. Prescription medications may be provided during inpatient detox to help you through this difficult period safely and without suffering.

Once you have completed detox and are medically stable, your addiction experts will work with you to help you decide the best next step on your journey to sobriety. For some, it may be to move directly into an outpatient treatment plan, but others may require some time inside a residential treatment center, in a safe place, away from the temptation to use drugs and alcohol. Inpatient rehabs can also provide essential therapy, treatments, medical care, and a sober, supportive environment that may be necessary to overcome addiction. Sylvan Detox is the top-rated inpatient treatment center in San Fernando Valley, offering connections to long-term outpatient rehab and aftercare programs.

Drug Rehab That Allows You to Still Go To Work & School

Going to rehab is a personal choice each client needs to make. There are many factors to consider when choosing a rehab program. For some, inpatient rehab is the obvious choice, as it gets you out of an unhelpful environment, away from enablers, temptations, and the stress of everyday life. In inpatient rehab, you will have a safe place to stay that is clean, healthy, and filled with support, with structured daily living that keeps you on track, day-to-day.

Outpatient rehab, on the other hand, leaves you with a lot more time to yourself. Outpatient programs differ in the amount of time they take in your week, but they all involve the patient living outside of the treatment facility, sleeping at home (or sometimes in a sober living home). Outpatient rehab does not keep you away from friends and family, but it also does not keep you away from the people and places that could trigger a relapse.

For this reason, it is important to seriously consider which type of rehab you belong in, listening to the advice of your doctor or therapist. For some, staying at home with loved ones, continuing to work and go to school, and attending an intensive outpatient program (IOP) a few days a week in the evenings may be the right solution. Others cannot leave behind important responsibilities to go to inpatient rehab for a full 30+ days, so a more flexible IOP or a customized outpatient treatment plan in which they can stay home and make their schedule would be better. Outpatient programs are often used as a transitory program between inpatient rehab and living at home, but if you need to continue to live your life as normally as possible as you get the help you need, outpatient rehab may be an option you will want to look into.

Benefits of Outpatient Drug Rehab

Some benefits to those attending outpatient rehab as opposed to inpatient treatment are:

  • Not needing to pay for food or lodging, and having fewer treatments, resulting in a lower cost
  • A more flexible schedule that can be arranged around work, school, and other obligations
  • Freedom, so you can see supportive and caring family and friends whenever you want
  • The opportunity to work with professional therapists, psychiatrists, and medical doctors as you live your life
  • More privacy surrounding your substance use disorder, as you will not need to take leave from work or tell anybody you are going to rehab
  • You can try out newly learned sobriety skills and relapse-prevention techniques, reporting back to your therapist the next week about how it went
  • Building a sober community through the peers you meet in group therapy, peer support groups, and alumni activities
  • Some places offer online treatment for those who do not live near a rehab center and are unable to travel or move for treatment

What To Expect During Outpatient Rehab

Every outpatient rehab center is unique. The main premise of outpatient treatment is living outside of the treatment center, so you will get the help you need while continuing to live at home, or in a sober living home. You will then travel to the treatment center for pre-arranged therapy sessions, doctor appointments, group therapy, 12-step meetings, peer gatherings, and other treatments. These will be on a set schedule that you will be responsible for getting to on your own.

Outpatient treatment often begins with a shorter-term partial hospitalization program (PHP), also called a “day program” because you go for the entire day like it was your full-time job. Often, patients go their PHP 5 to 7 days a week for a few weeks, before transitioning into an intensive outpatient or another outpatient program, working with your team to create a schedule that works for your life. In outpatient rehab, you need to take responsibility for your actions, and stay away from drugs and alcohol on your own. It is best to ensure that your home is sober-friendly, that you have plenty of friend and family support, or have built a support network within your community that you can turn to during difficult times. Recovery is not easy, and there are often bumps in the road that require external support. An outpatient treatment program may offer long-term aftercare to ensure you are never alone in your recovery journey, with continued connections to alumni and recovery resources.

How Long Does Outpatient Rehab San Fernando Valley Last With Sylvan Detox?

Each person’s timeline is unique when it comes to addiction treatment because every one of our patients is an individual with their own set of goals, needs, and preferences. Outpatient rehab can take anywhere from a few weeks to years, usually tapering down with less intensity as time goes on. Some factors that may influence the time spent in outpatient rehab include:

  • Completing an inpatient detox and rehab program
  • Needing medical care alongside your rehab program, or if you are in a medically-assisted treatment (MAT) program
  • Which substance(s) you were using, how long you were using them, and how much you were using
  • Whether you have insurance or need to pay out-of-pocket for treatment
  • Your overall comfort level within your recovery

IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a popular form of outpatient treatment, helping people who have completed inpatient detox and/or rehab get back to their normal lives quickly, while still providing strong support and a regular treatment schedule. Most IOPs have patients coming in before or after work, for a few hours, 2 or 3 times a week. They usually last around 90 days and are designed to minimize the impact on your everyday life obligations like family care, work, and school.

PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program)

Partial hospitalization programs are usually intense and short-term, lasting for a few weeks. PHPs are designed to help people transitioning out of inpatient care, helping them get used to being back at home as a sober person, with full days of treatment 5 to 7 days a week. These programs are a lot like inpatient rehab, with structured schedules of treatment, but you go home at the end of the day.

Which Outpatient Treatment, IOP or PHP Is Right For Me?

If you are not experiencing withdrawal symptoms, are very motivated in your recovery, and have good support at home, you may be a good candidate for an IOP, especially if you have completed inpatient detox and rehab. If you need medical care, and psychiatric monitoring, or do not feel confident in your ability to stay away from drugs and alcohol on your own, a PHP may be a better fit. Some people will prefer the structure and accountability of the PHP to the freedom of the IOP.

Why Choose Sylvan Detox for Intensive Outpatient Treatment or Partial Health Programs

At Sylvan Detox, we provide the detox and inpatient rehab services that you will need to be able to enter and complete an outpatient treatment program successfully. We can help you start down your journey to wellness as you heal the underlying roots of addiction, regain your sense of self, and maintain long-term sobriety through treatments like:

  • Behavioral health care including cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive restructuring, and dialectical behavioral therapy
  • 12-step principles and fellowship introductions
  • Individual therapy, group therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy
  • A nutritional health and wellness treatment plan
  • Strength-building and fitness
  • Practice with goal setting and obtaining
  • Anger management
  • Creative healing programs and other alternative methods
  • Denial management and relapse prevention
  • Dual diagnosis treatment for those with co-occurring PTSD or mental illness with addiction
  • Holistic care like massage, yoga, breath work, sound therapy, and saltwater therapy

After spending time with us in our treatment center, we can refer you to trusted partners in our network for outpatient treatment, as a way to transition back out into your normal life, while still receiving therapy, medical care, medication management services, and connections to a helpful, supportive sober community of peers and experts. Outpatient rehabs are some of the many wonderful options within the full continuum of care that is available when it comes to addiction treatment.

Please call us today to find out more about our inpatient medical detox and rehab programs, therapies, and comfortable residences, or to verify your insurance coverage.