Outpatient Rehab and Addiction Treatment in Toronto, Ontario

Working one on one with a Certified Addictions Professional, Canadian Centre for Addictions explores treatment modalities that best resonate with you to develop healthier coping mechanisms that will address the underlying issues that led to addiction.

Outpatient Rehab and Addiction Treatment in Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Centre for Addictions is a luxury rehab centre in Toronto, Ontario, offering premium inpatient treatment for substance addictions and co-occurring health disorders. We also provide outpatient treatment that allows our clients to continue working and living their day-to-day lives while recovering.

Our outpatient rehab program is intensive and tailored to the client’s addiction and living conditions. Being in an outpatient addiction treatment program means you don’t stay 24/7 in our facility and have to do more of the recovery work by yourself. We’ll be there for you the whole way. It’s just that instead of walking beside you through the journey, we’ll be right behind you. Learn about Canadian Centre for Addictions’s outpatient rehab program and what it means for you or your loved ones.

What is Outpatient Rehab All About?

Outpatient rehab is a drug addiction treatment and recovery program in which the patient lives at home during treatment. Any rehab program that does not require more than a 24-hour hospitalization period may be described as an outpatient rehab. Outpatient rehab programs are ideal for individuals who are motivated to quit their addiction but need a flexible program that allows them to continue their daily activities.

Outpatient rehab treatment is generally more affordable than inpatient care and is preferred for individuals with a mild addiction. Like inpatient treatment, outpatient rehab also involves a detailed evaluation to ensure a patient is suited to the program. It also typically includes counseling, therapy, support, and an aftercare plan for relapse prevention. The aim is also to help you or a loved one achieve sobriety and develop the skills required to live addiction-free.

Types of Outpatient Rehab Programs

The type of outpatient rehab a person needs depends on the substance of abuse and the addiction severity. There are three general types of outpatient addiction treatment.

Day Outpatient Programs

Day programs have the most rigid structure and offer the highest level of outpatient rehab treatment. Clients in an outpatient day program will spend five to seven days weekly at the center. The time commitment of day programs can restrict a person’s ability to work or engage in regular activities. Clients will participate in therapy, counseling, meditation, and other holistic practices that may help them regain their sobriety. At the end of each day, clients will return home or to a sober living environment to return on the next appointment day.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An intensive outpatient program sets out a treatment plan with definite short and long-term goals that indicate progress. Sessions may include counseling, therapy, support, and relapse prevention strategies for a few hours weekly. The time commitment each week decreases as treatment milestones are achieved. Intensive outpatient programs are ideal for individuals who are highly motivated to quit but still want to be able to perform their daily duties.

Continuing Care Outpatient Programs

Continuing care outpatient programs involve groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), which facilitate 12-step programs and other resources to help addicts regain sobriety. Continuing care programs typically involve weekly meetings that focus on a specific aspect of recovery.

How Do We Treat at Our Outpatient Program?

At Canadian Centre for Addictions’s outpatient programs, our qualified team of professionals treats drug or alcohol addiction using a patient-oriented treatment adapted to your specific needs. Working one-on-one with each patient, we explore treatment modalities that best resonate with you to develop healthier coping mechanisms to address the underlying issues that led to the addiction.

How Do I Know If I Should Get Outpatient or Inpatient Rehab?

An outpatient addiction treatment program may work for you or a loved one if:

  • You have a mild case of addiction and are not at risk of suffering intense withdrawal symptoms
  • You have a healthy support network and can still function in daily life
  • You are highly motivated to beat the addiction and can commit to attending all your appointments and sessions
  • You would prefer to spend less on treatment
  • You are not surrounded by people who use alcohol, drugs or engage in other addictive behavior.

However, inpatient rehab might be better for you or a loved one if:

  • You have previously tried and failed to get better with outpatient treatment
  • You want a break from the routine of life as a substance abuser
  • You experience intense withdrawal symptoms and will need medical attention during the withdrawal phase
  • You would benefit from having round-the-clock support (learn more with the help of our guide on what happens at an inpatient rehab)
  • For more info, take a look at out inpatient vs outpatient rehab guide.

Give Us a Call and Let Us Guide You

Give us a call at 1-855-499-9446 if you or a loved one needs outpatient addiction treatment. Our team of accredited professionals is ready to guide you and develop a personalized outpatient program to help you get sober and become the best version of yourself


What Addictions Fit with Outpatient Treatment?

People seeking freedom from the following addiction can benefit from outpatient treatment:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Heroin addiction
  • Methamphetamine addiction
  • Cannabis addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Crack cocaine addiction

What Can You Expect from an Outpatient Program?

When you come in for an outpatient rehab program, our team of professionals will assess your situation to determine whether you’re fit for this type of rehab. Each client’s situation is unique, and after the assessment, we’ll develop a suitable treatment plan that covers the following:

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy involves sessions with a therapist who tries to get to the root of your addiction and help you develop skills to handle your cravings and triggers. Your therapist will work with you to set recovery goals and devise strategies to achieve them.

Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions allow participants to practice the skills they acquire with people in similar situations and receive helpful feedback that can aid their process.

Drug Screening

Clients may need to undergo regular drug screening as part of their outpatient treatment plan.

Support Groups

Joining support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous may also be included in an outpatient care plan. The 12-step programs of these groups serve as guiding principles for overcoming addiction, avoiding triggers, and going on to live a successful, productive life.

Family Therapy

Addiction also impacts members of the addict’s family. Treatment plans may involve counseling sessions with affected family members, allowing them to heal and equipping them to deal with the challenges if they arise.

Sober Living Home

Clients undergoing outpatient treatment without a healthy support structure may need to spend time in a sober living home. Sober living homes provide a healthy environment for recovering addicts till they transition to regular society.

What are the Benefits of Outpatient Treatment Programs?

Outpatient rehab programs are the ideal options for mild addiction cases because of the associated benefits:

  • Outpatient rehab programs are more affordable since clients don’t have to pay accommodation costs.
  • Outpatient rehab programs are flexible; your experts can work around your schedule, giving you time to work, school or engage in other productive activities.
  • Outpatient treatment offers increased access to your family, support network, and social circles, which can benefit your recovery journey.
  • Outpatient programs are designed with aftercare and follow-up to prevent relapse.

Frequently asked questions

What is IOP in addiction?

IOP in addiction means intensive outpatient programs. It is a type of outpatient treatment that establishes an addiction rehab plan with specific milestones in place to evaluate progress.

What are treatments for addictive disorders?

Available treatments for addictive disorders include therapy, counseling, medications, and support.

What are three steps you can take to stay away from drugs?

Three steps you can take to stay away from drugs include:

  • Avoiding places where you know there will be drugs
  • Surrounding yourself with people who do not take drugs
  • Learning other ways of coping with stress and relaxing without drugs

What are examples of addictive disorders?

Examples of addictive disorders are:
Substance use disorders

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Heroin addiction
  • Cannabis addiction
  • Crack addiction

Behavioral addictions

  • Gambling addiction
  • Sex addiction
  • Video game addiction
  • Social media addiction

What are the four pillars of recovery?

The four pillars of recovery are a comprehensive framework upon which lasting addiction recovery is founded. These pillars are:

  • Health
  • Home
  • Purpose
  • Community

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