Outpatient addiction treatment programs will vary by location and services provided. They are usually very flexible, and many offer services and programs that run during the day and at night. These programs have sessions, meetings, and programming for a few hours a few days per week, allowing you to set your treatment schedule accordingly.
Group counseling, therapy, and support groups may be at a set time each week that you will need to work around, but you will be able to schedule your individual sessions at times that work for both you and the provider.
If you have a high-stress job or intense school schedule, you may need to lighten up some of that load while in outpatient treatment. You want to be able to fully focus on your treatment without feeling too overwhelmed by work or school. Assess what is possible with your current schedule.
Contact the treatment facility directly to figure out a schedule that will work for you. Outpatient treatment programs want to accommodate you, so you can get the help you need in a timeframe that makes sense.