Here at The Willow Place for Women, we offer outpatient treatment tracks for all levels of our care. This includes treatment for both substance abuse and eating disorders. While residential treatment may be effective for many, we know that outpatient treatment can be just as effective. In fact, outpatient treatment for both addiction and eating disorders offers a number of benefits.
While residential treatment is the most commonly utilized method of treatment for issues like addiction and substance abuse, it’s not best for everyone. There are a number of reasons why people may look for outpatient treatment rather than residential. And there’s nothing wrong with looking for specific preferences to treatment. It’s your life to take control of, not anyone else’s. However, there are a few benefits of outpatient treatment courses you should be aware of before making a decision on treatment. Some benefits of choosing an outpatient treatment center may include:
Continuation of Daily Responsibilities: Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of outpatient treatment is the ability to continue daily responsibilities like go to work or school. Many people can’t just simply take 30, 60, or even 90 days to sit in a residential facility or they may face far-reaching consequences. If you don’t want to lose your job, quit school, and be able to take care of daily responsibilities like being there for your children, an outpatient program may be the best solution for treatment.
Cost: Residential treatment can be tens of thousands of dollars for just a month’s stay. But since outpatient treatment doesn’t include much of what residential does in terms of room and board, cleaning services, providing meals, etc., it isn’t nearly as costly. While price shouldn’t be the determining factor when it comes to a treatment decision, it can definitely help to know you’re not choosing the most expensive option. After all, you don’t want to be completely broke once you’re done with treatment and ready to begin your new life!
Support: While this may be a benefit for residential treatment as well, outpatient treatment still allows for the development of a group of support. And, here at Willow Place for Women, we are a gender-specific facility. This means that women struggling with various issues can find other women in which they can share common experiences. Developing a community of support is essential to any recovery dealing with mental health issues. Without support, individuals in recovery are more likely to succumb to relapse and continue with self-destructive behaviors.
If you’re a woman struggling with an eating disorder, substance abuse, trauma, or any other co-occurring mental health issue, Willow Place for Women can help. We provide a number of services, both traditional and alternative, which are proven to help individuals gain healing, establish healthy lifestyles, and develop healthy thought patterns. Additionally, because we know that each individual and experience may differ, we come up with a specific, individualized approach to treatment for each individual who comes to us looking for help. You don’t have to be a victim of yourself any longer. Get the help you need today. To find out more about our daytime treatment programs, call us today at 1-888-651-4212 so that we may answer any question you may have!