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Outpatient programs vary in length and intensity. Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs are offered at a hospital or rehabilitation center setting. The patient is generally required to attend 3 or more days a week for up to 9 hours each day. This was developed as an alternative to traditional 28-day inpatient treatment for offer alcoholism services of various intensity and duration. This type of treatment allows the patient to be with family while getting treatment.

There are also less intensive programs that consist of individual, group and/or family/couples therapy. These programs are only one or two times a week and are considered maintenance therapy for when the patient has completed either inpatient or intensive outpatient therapy.1


References

  1. Richard K. Fuller, MD and Susanne Hiller-Sturmhöfel, Ph.D. Alcoholism Treatment in the United States. An Overview. Alcohol Research & Health. Vol. 23, No. 2, 1999 pages 69-77
    http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh23-2/069-77.pdf

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