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Outpatient Treatment

This type of rehabilitative service is designed for alcoholics for whom inpatient treatment is not an option. Outpatient services utilize a variety of treatment methods. The client may be enrolled in individual and group counseling. Attendance in a twelve-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous is often mandated. Family counseling may be necessary to deal with family issues involving alcohol. Educational sessions pertaining to alcohol may be helpful in increasing the client's awareness about alcohol. The client is evaluated to determine if community resources are indicated such as vocational training, psychiatric counseling, transportation to social services, etc. Detoxification, again, is a precursor to this type of treatment.