Outpatient Rehab Services, West Palm Beach, Florida

If you think you have a problem with drugs and alcohol or know someone who does, congratulate yourself for taking the first step and reading this. Taking comfort in your bravery, you might also have questions about what rehabilitation services are best for you.

Outpatient treatment for a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is an excellent choice if you want to pursue sobriety but need to maintain your work, school or family responsibilities that could be disrupted by a long-term stay at an inpatient drug rehab facility. 

Outpatient programs are ideal for clients who need the flexibility to transition into everyday life with the rote activities and behaviors of a sober individual.

Have more questions about outpatient treatment? 

Continue reading or take a second step and contact us directly in your brave foray into freedom from the shackles of substance abuse.

What is Outpatient Rehab?

Outpatient rehabilitation is when you receive treatment for a SUD without staying overnight and long-term in a drug and alcohol recovery facility like our facility in South Florida. Inpatient care means you are temporarily residing in the facility.

Both inpatient and outpatient rehab services provide treatment for substance abuse to individuals and teach them to recognize and control triggers that compel them to use drugs and alcohol.

And Who Are We?

Aspen Behavioral Health is a decades-old recovery and treatment facility for drug and alcohol addiction in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Whether you’re a Florida resident or doing a bit of medical tourism, we will immerse you in a comfortable cocoon of proven methodologies and love. You will leave sober, energized and alive. You will be armed with strong coping mechanisms to continue your upward trajectory in life without the dead weight of drugs and alcohol.

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Differences Between Outpatient & Inpatient Rehab


Outpatient Rehab Programs

Inpatient Program


From weeks to months; the average life span is 10 weeks

Anywhere from 28-90 days

Frequency of Care

Meet daily for the first week weeks or months that drops in regularity as the patient progresses during the recovery process

24/7 medically-supervised care due to the fact that the patient might require detoxification and require addiction treatment medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms


The benefits of outpatient rehab is usually it is less intense and a patient can study or work during the process

The patient has severe addiction issues and must commit 100% of their time and energy to recovery


Outpatient rehabilitation battles drug and alcohol addiction through a specialized regiment of group and individual therapy and on-site treatment where the patient learns life skills that allow them to balance and self-manage their schedule with ongoing recovery like attendance at 12-Step meetings

An Inpatient program involves treatment like addiction medicine, individual therapy sessions and group treatment sessions to provide stability in the body, allowing a patient to concentrate on recovery without harmful external influences that could trigger a relapse


Generally cost less than inpatient treatment

Due to residential, around-the-clock care, inpatients program usually are more costly

An outpatient setting might be phase two after an individual has completed an inpatient program, or it could be the best option for those seeking recovery with milder forms of addiction.

If you would like to speak to a trained specialist who can help you decide which program is best for you, please get in touch.

Types Of Outpatient Rehab

Our treatment facility in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida offers a variety of outpatient programs that resemble a tiered approach accommodating the needs of patients who struggle with drug abuse or require alcohol rehab. 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

  • IOP provides specific milestone-based care for patients to measure progress
  • With each milestone achieved, the weekly time commitment decreases
  • Our intensive outpatient is based on thousands of hours of successful addiction treatment and includes counseling sessions, both group and individual, for patients who may face co-occurring addiction and mental health issues. 
  • Treatment methods also stress coping skills and attendance at 12-Step or similar recovery groups

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

  • Once you have graduated from IOP or entered OP directly,  expect to heal for several hours a week or several hours a day while visiting our facility
  • Our treatment strategies focus on counseling, clinical advice and medications like Naloxone and Suboxone that reverse the effects of opioid addiction
  • Holistic strategies are implemented like yoga, physical exercise and the importance of nutrition to achieve a sound mind and body during recovery
  • These treatment objectives improve therapeutic effectiveness and help to prevent relapses


  • Upon completing IOP, OP or both, aftercare support is critical in the fight against relapse
  • We provide ongoing support resources a few hours a week to help individuals reintegrate into their daily lives without using drugs and alcohol
  • Those in recovery attend therapy and support groups for addiction and mental health issues
  • Our Alumni Program is a critical component of aftercare where treatment alumni return to our facility and work with patients new in recovery,  a true win-win proposition for newcomers and veterans

Aspen’s outpatient programs are not a “one size fits all” approach. We offer outpatient rehab for patients still in the vise-like grip of addiction and scale all the way up to aftercare where a former patient can give back to those newly in need.

If you have questions about which outpatient rehab program is best for you, please get in touch.

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Is Outpatient Treatment Effective?

Does rehab work?  Let’s take it straight from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a respected U.S. federal government research institute:

“According to research that tracks individuals in treatment over extended periods, most people who get into and remain in treatment stop using drugs, decrease their criminal activity, and improve their occupational, social, and psychological functioning.” 

Inpatient or Outpatient?

Is inpatient care more effective than an outpatient rehab program? Research studies suggest that outpatient rehab can be as effective as inpatient treatment for certain individuals with mild to moderate addiction. 

For example, one study shows that individuals who received outpatient treatment for opioid addiction had similar rates of abstinence and improved social functioning compared to those who received inpatient treatment.

Outpatient treatment can:

  • Prove to be less costly
  • Allow patients to remain close to family and friends
  • Provide more flexibility in that they are less restrictive for patients, allowing them to maintain normal schedules outside of treatment
  • Allow individuals to maintain their daily routines and responsibilities
  • Prove beneficial to those who have work or family obligations

The Verdict?

It takes courage to recognize you might have a problem with drugs and alcohol or to seek help for someone who struggles with addiction.

You now have a solution in outpatient drug and alcohol rehab at Aspen where you have the flexibility to recover with fewer restrictions and at less cost than inpatient treatment. Our proven methodology works and allows you to maintain your responsibilities amidst the comfort of friends and family.

It is time for the second, brave step. 

Contact us and continue on the right path to health, happiness and prosperity.