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How Long is Outpatient Rehab?

Outpatient Addiction Treatment in California

People who are struggling with addiction have many hesitations and concerns when it comes to starting a treatment program. For some, they are concerned about the cost, but for many, they are concerned about the length of time it will take.

How long does drug rehab last? This is based on the type of outpatient program you choose, and it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

Reach out to our team today to learn which type of outpatient program is best for you.

How Long is Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

How long is outpatient rehab? There are three main levels of outpatient care:

Partial hospitalization programs usually only last two or three weeks. This level of care is the most intense and demanding. Clients benefit from a full-time schedule of services every day of the week for a couple of weeks.

This is something clients can easily fit into a tight schedule with a few weeks off from work or school obligations. You don’t have to sleep at the treatment center and instead can return home at the end of each day and practice the skills acquired on a regular basis.

Intensive outpatient programs usually last three to four weeks. Clients come to the treatment center for outpatient services a few days per week, not full-time, but a few hours every day.

Just like a partial hospitalization program, this type of outpatient program is much shorter than 90-day residential programs and gives you the freedom to return home at the end of your sessions.

Traditional outpatient can last several months. Outpatient programs are intended to be the lowest level of care with the least demanding requirements and supervision.

Clients are expected to have completed another form of outpatient treatment before they start a traditional outpatient program or to only have a mild addiction for which they are seeking outpatient care.

Most basic outpatient programs only require a few hours per week of group meetings or support groups, which means you can extend the length in which you continue your participation for several months or years, depending on your needs.

It is important to note that with any of these outpatient programs, you can participate in one or more, and at any time, you can return to another program If you experience a relapse or find yourself struggling. The length of time for your treatment plans can always be adjusted to best fit your needs.

How long is outpatient addiction treatment? Contact our team today to get an estimate based on your circumstances.

How Long Does Drug Rehab Last with Detox?

When you start an outpatient program, chances are you will need to start your treatment with detoxification. Most partial hospitalization programs or intensive outpatient programs have the option of detox or medication-assisted detox for opioid addiction.

Detox can be administered at the same facility where you start your outpatient programs, or you can choose to complete your detox process at a nearby hospital ahead of time.

The length of time for detox is based on the substances you have used. The table below shows you the average expected timeline based on three different substances:

When Withdrawal Begins
Length of Detox
Within 1-4 days of your last dose
Up to 14 days
Within 24 hours of your last dose
Up to 10 days, with cravings managed for several months
Opioids (heroin or prescriptions)
Within 8-24 hours of your last dose
4-10 days

Not sure whether you need detox? Reach out to our team for an initial assessment and get a recommendation for your circumstances.

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How Long is Outpatient Rehab Therapy?

When you come to our Los Angeles outpatient addiction treatment center, you will learn the skills and tools necessary to help you transition back to your daily life. These tools are acquired in your individual and group therapy sessions as well as holistic services.

In general, you can expect all of your therapy sessions to last one hour. Some of the services you receive might last 30 minutes, but most of them last one hour with small breaks in between so you can go from one session to the next.

Don’t wait to get the help you deserve. Let our team connect you to the right type of outpatient program today.

Does Insurance Cover Longer Treatment?

Each insurance company is required by federal law to cover basic mental health services, which extends to addiction treatment. This can include detox services as well as several levels of outpatient care.

We work with several insurance providers, and when you reach out to our team, our admission staff can verify your benefits and let you know exactly what aspects of your treatment would be covered depending on the type of program you choose and any alternative options for a remaining balance. 

Our facility is full of staff members who care and have been in your shoes. Let us share our experience with you. Call us today to learn more.

How Long is Long Enough with Outpatient Treatment?

With each of the services you receive, our goal is to help you uncover things like co-occurring mental health disorders that may have contributed to your addiction in the first place or causes rooted in unresolved trauma from your past.

Identifying and resolving these issues is the most important step in being able to achieve true and lasting sobriety. If you fail to do that adequately, you will find yourself struggling with relapse again and again as the underlying causes persist and continue to trigger you and inhibit your recovery.

That is why we provide customized outpatient programs that help you address every layer of your addiction and your overall mental health. We want you to transition back to your day-to-day reality in a healthy fashion with all of the tools you need to deal with:

  • Stress
  • Triggers
  • Cravings
  • Failures 
  • Relapse 

A big part of the time commitment that goes into your outpatient programs is to ensure you get the individual and group therapy sessions you need most, the detox at the start of your program, education about addiction, and healthy meals that help reset your body.

The average time length for PHP, IOP, and outpatient drug rehab programs varies from one program to the next, but what matters most is getting the continuing care you need. When you reach out to our team, we will help you go through an initial assessment to provide a recommendation for the right level of care.

In some cases, you might get a suggestion for a slightly longer IOP. In other cases, you might start with a shorter program, but as you work through your sessions, realize that you want ongoing services and an extension to your program length.

The most important thing is that you get the right type of care for however long you need. 

Our team is here to help you compare different outpatient programs, see what fits into your schedule, and verify your insurance benefits. Call us today to learn more.

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Our programs are compatible with most private insurance providers, and we also offer competitive self-pay rates. Our professional admissions staff will work hard to maximize your insurance benefits so you can focus on your recovery – not your insurance. Verify your benefits now to get started!

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