If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, outpatient rehab may be a good course of treatment for you. Basically, you’ll enter treatment through a rehabilitation facility, but you won’t be required to stay the night. You’ll be free to go as you please as long as you can abide the outpatient rehab rules. You have to be strong enough to function in the real world without the temptations of falling back into your addiction. Outpatient rehab may also be the next step you take after you complete an inpatient treatment program. If you graduate successfully, outpatient treatment will put you back into your normal life situation. Slipping up may result in you being put back into inpatient detox, so it’s important that you have a strong support system and listen to the information that your medical professional provides. Many people have success with outpatient programs as long as they follow the guidelines and continue getting counseling through the outpatient process.