Outpatient Treatment Programmes linked to Abbeycare

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Abbeycare is known for the specialised rehab programme it delivers. The programme includes detox, rehab and aftercare and the combination of these three components of recovery from substance use are successful and effective in delivering long-term recovery.

As well as the Inpatient Treatment Programme, Abbeycare offers links into Outpatient Treatment Programmes to ensure a broad range of choice for those wishing to conquer their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

Outpatient Treatment Programmes are effective for those not able to attend residential rehab or for those wishing to continue the beneficial therapy they received whilst attending Inpatient Treatment at Abbeycare.

Abbeycare’s Outpatient Treatment Programme

Abbeycare offers an outpatient treatment programme Post Rehab. One of the areas of expertise is known as Continuous Therapeutic Intervention (CTI) and is an extension of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy the clients have begun in rehab.

Even though 28 Days Rehab may seem lengthy the client may have only touched the surface on some deep issues from their past. CTI lets the client and therapist continue to unroot and treat these issues.

NB: The 28 Day programme has been created to ensure the participant has a full experience of recovery by attendance on the many therapeutic interventions delivered. These tried and tested approach’s use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and the 12 Steps to bring about a full and robust change of thinking and behaviour conducive to long term sobriety and freedom from active addiction.

The rapport between therapist and client may be strong and if clients are keen to continue addressing the underlying causes of substance misuse such as trauma, grief and mental health conditions.

Home Detox is available on request as part of the Outpatient Treatment Programme Abbeycare has to offer. This is the only part of outpatient recovery that is delivered without previous attendance on one of Abbeycare’s residential rehab programmes in Scotland or rehab programme Gloucester

An addiction nurse specialist will review potential patients suitability for home detox. Considering areas such as physical and mental health problems to ensure the participant will be safe to detox at home.

CTI is arranged with the therapy team within Abbeycare and Home Detox is arranged with the Admissions Team on 01603 513 091.

Abbeycare’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme

Rehabilitation – the restoration to a better place, before alcohol or drug use became problematic. The therapeutic programme fosters a path for recovery to begin a recovery that if followed can last a lifetime.

On arrival at Abbeycare a Case Manager is allocated to each resident to support their recovery journey.

Residents take part in group work therapy daily as well as one to one sessions. These focus on increasing internal motivation to change and cessation of the use of substances. Also, to visualise a happier more productive life free from the ties of addiction.

Abbeycare’s programme is Holistic in nature and also involves meditation, yoga, outdoor walks, a healthy balanced diet and exercise sessions on request.

The rehab programme offers:

  • Therapeutic Group Work
  • One to one sessions with specialist trained addiction/recovery staff
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor walks
  • Healthy balanced diet
  • Exercise sessions (on request)

When a resident at Abbeycare the following models of recovery are used to aid rehabilitation from alcohol and drugs:

Motivational Interviewing - Rollnick et al (2008) look upon mistakes as being the best teachers and the answers can be found within i.e. the process of Motivational Interviewing is all about going inwards to find your own answers.

This technique is used by Facilitators to shine a light on the negative aspects of drinking. Motivating a person to stay sober or drug free.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - CBT is a technique used by professionals to address the link between negative thinking and behaviour patterns.

Learned behaviour involves drinking alcohol due to negative thinking patterns i.e. life will be impossible to live without the use of alcohol.

12 Step Philosophy - The 12 Step Programme follows an abstinence approach to the use of harmful substances. This approach can halt relapse and can be used as a reminder that drugs and alcohol can-not be controlled.

Peer Led - The participants in the therapeutic group range from one day out of detox to many days and this approach allows for a visual representation of recovery.

Members feel hopeful for their own revitalisation and are inspired to continue their cessation of alcohol or drugs after listening to how their peers overcame hurdles in life.

The cumulation of all these factors create an atmosphere conducive of recovery from alcohol and drugs.

Specialist Addiction/Recovery Staff can be found within Abbeycare waiting to lead the new resident on a journey through recovery which is empowering, life changing and can be applied, as they move from rehab to daily living, occurs.

  • Empowering
  • Life Changing
  • Can be applied Post-Rehab

Another benefit of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme at Abbeycare is the Aftercare Programme which clients can attend for up to 18 months post rehab.

Aftercare facilitates the move away from chaotic drug or alcohol use into a happy, productive, socially interactive (new) way of living.

Aftercare is an essential part of Abbeycare’s three phase programme:

  • Detox
  • Rehab
  • Aftercare

After completion of the rehab programme at Abbeycare, the transition to normal living can feel anything but normal. Life may appear different as the chosen substance is removed.

Many have described the world as a different place when they return home from rehab.

Alcohol and drugs have also been described as coping mechanisms for life.

Those negative coping mechanisms need to be replaced by positive, productive ones. Such as attendance at Abbeycare’s Aftercare group and self-help meetings in your local community.

As a holistic approach is encouraged, physical exercise and investing in your mental health would also be advantageous.

Inpatient versus Outpatient Treatment Programmes

There are pro’s and con’s to both Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Programmes.

Inpatient Pro’s:


  • Client is removed from home environment
  • The ability to purchase alcohol and or/drugs is removed
  • Every area of Abbeycare’s programme is designed to promote long-term recovery
  • Detox is delivered in a safe professional environment
  • Rehab programme includes intensive Individual Counselling and Group Counselling 
  • Clients can attend professionally delivered Aftercare Post Rehab 
  • Holistic Therapies are delivered supporting physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing
  • Clients develop a peer group and supportive friendship that can transfer from rehab living into community living
  • Skills and techniques to promote long-term recovery are learned and can be self- delivered post-rehab
  • Relapse Prevention strategy created for client 
  • Private healthcare can be accessed to pay for treatment

Outpatient Pro’s


  • Those unable to attend residential rehab can still access therapy in the community
  • Patients can continue employment
  • Childcare can continue in the family home
  • With CTI clients can organise around their life schedules reducing interruption to daily living
  • Outpatient Treatment Programmes cost less than Private Inpatient Treatment Programmes
  • With Home Detox patients do not need to leave the comfort of their own homes
  • Participants can attend daily 12 Step groups
  • There is no transition from residential to home living

Inpatient Con’s

  • 28 Days away from life responsibilities including employment and childcare can be difficult to organise
  • The cost of a stay in private rehab
  • Transition from rehab to home living
  • Sharing the recovery environment with different types of people
  • May need to travel out with home area to access rehab

Outpatient Con’s

  • Stresses involved with home living
  • No access to a therapeutic environment designed for long-term recovery
  • Client may be unsuitable for home detox
  • Travelling to CTI appointments
  • Not accessing a peer group to offer support
  • Increased risk of relapse due to lack of Aftercare attendance

As shown above there are many pro’s and con’s to both Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Programmes. Potential participants can make an informed decision about their treatment options after considering the right path for their own recovery.

Outpatient Treatment Programmes – Alternatives to Abbeycare

As well as the Outpatient Treatment Programme on offer at Abbeycare participants can access other forms of therapy in their community.

If wishing to access local government healthcare those with a dependence on alcohol and/or drugs can self-refer to their local recovery service. After referral an Addiction Nurse, Support Worker or Addiction Worker will be allocated.

Depending on the local council support services for those with alcohol or drug problems waiting lists can vary.

Local services can administer Medical Assisted Treatment MAT such as Methadone, Suboxone, Buvadine, Acamprosate to name but a few. To help with withdrawal, maintenance or cessation of alcohol and drugs.

These services can also link patients into mental health services, outpatient clinics to support alcohol detox and psychotherapists for various forms of counselling therapy. Although Inpatient Led local services can also support access into residential rehabs.

Accessing Community Rehab also offers Outpatient Treatment for those not wanting to access residential treatment. Community rehabs can be found in local authority areas and in some cases are third sector ran and funded.

Each community rehab follows an ethos and it is important to consider what type or treatment is required. There are abstinence based and harm reduction lead community rehabs. Participants will need to consider what modality is right for them.

Most community rehabs offer a drop in service, recovery based group work and access to an addiction worker who will complete a person centred Care Plan in co-operation with their client.

Outpatient Treatment Programmes are an option for those wishing to conquer their dependence on alcohol or drugs whilst remaining in their own homes.

From local authority to private outpatient clinics there are many types of Outpatient Treatment options available. The choice of therapy is a personal one and can be made after considering the desired outcomes i.e. abstinence (cessation of drugs and alcohol), harm reduction (Medical Assisted Treatment) or therapy to address the underlying causes of substance use.

Outpatient Treatment Programmes include Home Detox, CTI, Psychotherapy, Community Rehab, Local Authority Recovery Services or Private Treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions 

“I don’t want my work to know I have a dependence on alcohol will I need to inform them?”

This is a personal decision and one in which the client is encouraged to make for their self.

When creating a detox for programme participants either Inpatient or Outpatient health conditions will need to be considered to ensure safety and correct doses of prescriptions are administered so the GP may need to be contacted.

A conversation with your GP may be encouraging as there are many with alcohol or drug dependency in the UK and they may help you make the decision about whether or not to inform your place of employment.

If unsure most companies have policies on employees with drug and alcohol problems and ways to support them. These policies can usually be accessed online or may be written into your contract.

“Does private healthcare pay for outpatient treatment?”

Private healthcare can be personal or corporate. Those requiring treatment are encouraged to read their policies to find out what the policy covers.

If still unsure participants can call their health care provider (privately) to discuss the levels of cover they have purchased and what that cover provides in regards to mental health and addiction treatment.

“Should I choose private outpatient treatment or my local health care authority?”

This depends on what type of outpatient treatment you are trying to access. Reviewing your current situation and researching what is on offer in your local area is a productive start towards making your decision.

“How much does a Home Detox through Abbeycare cost?”

If you call the Admissions Team on 01603 513 091 or emailing admissions@abbeycare.co.uk the team will discuss costs to you and availability in your local area.

They will contact the Community Detox Nurse on your behalf who will then carry out a comprehensive assessment to decide your health suitability for a home detox.

“Can I access Abbeycare’s CTI programme if I have not been in Abbeycare’s Residential Rehab?”

The CTI programme is a continued programme i.e. it continues forwards with the therapy already undertaken with therapist within Abbeycare.

If looking for therapy in your local community read our articles for more information, such as CBT, MET, 12 Step, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Experiential Therapy or Psychodynamic Therapy will bring results.

Abbeycare encourage you to research a therapist before engaging in therapy. Checking their qualifications and the types of therapy they specialise in will help you make an informed decision.

If you visualise yourself free from alcohol and drugs living a happy and productive life?

And wish to learn more about our Outpatient Treatment Programmes call our free 24/7 Helpline on 01603 513 091 or fill out the form below to speak to a trained addiction counsellor.


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