It also gives clients more flexibility in treatment, giving them the opportunity to keep up with their official work and also day-to-day responsibilities at home.
Those just beginning outpatient care may need daily sessions with a therapist or clinical staff, while those further along in recovery or with less severe addictions may be successful with part-time sessions once or twice per week.
One of the major benefits of outpatient addiction treatment is that it ensures smooth recovery as it provides continuum of care i.e, a patient is guided and tracked over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels and intensity of care.
Also, a patient under drug abuse treatment might not always prefer recovery meetings. Under IOP, one is provided with the option to choose from various recovery groups.
Dr. Cidambi is a leader in addiction treatment and innovator of safe and effective ambulatory (outpatient) detoxification level of care for alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and suboxone. Prior to founding the Center for Network Therapy, she completed her residency in Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in New York. Due to the successful detoxification program, Dr. Cidambi was featured frequently by media outlets, including NPR, CBS, NY Times, and Wall Street Journal.