The term “outpatient treatment” refers to addiction treatment that does not have a residential – or “inpatient” – component. AAR Healthcare’s outpatient treatment program exists to provide customized, evidence-based care but without the cost or other logistical challenges associated with a residential program. This approach allows you to receive top-quality care while fulfilling the responsibilities associated with work or school as well as family and social obligations.

We deliver our care either at our San Marcos facility and/or through our comprehensive telehealth platform. We customize the composition of the outpatient versus telehealth delivery model based on the specific needs and desires of each individual client.

Who Is Outpatient Treatment Designed to Help?

There is no question that interventions like inpatient medical detoxification and residential treatment are necessary in some cases. However, few people can commit to full-time care and research has demonstrated that the longer the duration of care, the higher the likelihood of sustained recovery. Our outpatient model allows for extended ongoing treatment/continuing care rather than the relatively shorter-duration care provided in inpatient settings.

Outpatient treatment is ideal for many types of clients, including:

Individuals whose substance use disorder is severe but does not require around-the-clock oversight

Those who have completed a residential treatment program and are now ready to begin reintegrating back into everyday life, drug- and alcohol-free

Individuals whose responsibilities and obligations to work or family do not allow them to participate in a residential treatment program

Those who, for whatever reason(s), would benefit from gaining treatment remotely via telehealth or a combination of telehealth and in-person visits

If this sounds like the type of treatment that would benefit you, we are here to help you determine if our AAR outpatient treatment center in San Marcos is the right fit for your needs, desires, and circumstances.

Treatment Approaches in Our Outpatient Program

In the outpatient (and telehealth) program at AAR Healthcare, our approach to treatment consists of three core components:
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Physician Services

Our physician services involve medical assessments that lead to the delivery of withdrawal management/outpatient detox, and medication-assisted treatment. Our MAT program utilizes buprenorphine (including Subutex, Suboxone, Sublocade), naltrexone (or Vivitrol), and/or other medications to control cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. We also offer Ambulatory Withdrawal Management (outpatient detox) for clients that will not be on a long-term MAT protocol.

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Counseling Services

Our clinical team specializes in evidence-based counseling approaches to help address and heal the issues that likely underlie the addiction. This includes individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy (if needed).

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Recovery Support Services

Our team helps those we serve to coordinate care with other healthcare providers and navigate potential challenges with housing, employment, and legal issues, among other areas. We also help our clients to discover wellness practices that support long-term recovery through improved nutrition, sleep patterns, and mindfulness.

Whatever our clients’ needs, we pride ourselves on creating individualized treatment plans that maximize our clients chances to achieve long-lasting recovery.

The Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient care has many advantages relative to inpatient (residential) treatment. These include:

Outpatient care is generally less expensive than inpatient treatment because it is less time-intensive and lacks a residential component. This is usually the case even when the same quality and range of treatment options are available at both.

In an outpatient treatment program, clients get the chance to apply what they are learning in our care in real-life situations every day. This kind of practical application is an invaluable part of recovery.

Participating in an outpatient treatment program gives those we serve time to develop new interests and routines in their everyday lives while developing relationships with others on the recovery path. This aspect of treatment allows clients to build a strong support network and to reduce their chances of relapse.

Enrolling in an outpatient treatment program allows clients to hold a job, attend school, and fulfill the family and social obligations, all while maintaining their privacy.

No approach is suitable for everyone. However, if you have already been through a residential program, recently experienced a relapse, or cannot commit to full-time care, outpatient treatment at AAR Healthcare’s San-Diego-area facility could be the perfect fit.

Learn More at AAR Healthcare Today

If you are ready to free yourself from drugs and alcohol but require a treatment option that allows you the freedom and flexibility to guide your own recovery, AAR Healthcare’s outpatient treatment program is here to help. Contact us using our confidential online form or call us at 844.967.1610 today.