Outpatient Drug Rehab

Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY

Outpatient Drug Rehab

Outpatient Drug Rehab services offered in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY

Outpatient drug rehab lets you manage your substance use disorder (SUD) without having to take time off work or travel to another state. At DeNova, with offices in Lexington, Winchester, and Richmond, Kentucky, the team of addiction treatment experts provides outpatient drug rehab, including counseling and prescription medications, like Suboxone® and Vivitrol®. Call the nearest DeNova office today to schedule an outpatient drug rehab consultation, or book your appointment online. 

What is outpatient drug rehab?

Outpatient drug rehab provides the resources you need to overcome a substance use disorder (SUD) without having to live at a rehabilitation facility. Instead, you live at home and attend routine checkups and weekly counseling appointments. 

The DeNova team provides outpatient drug rehab for people addicted to legal and illegal substances. 

Many people with SUD avoid inpatient treatment because of the time and commitment involved. Outpatient drug rehab provides a more flexible alternative, so you can still attend to your responsibilities at work and home.

Who is a good candidate for outpatient drug rehab?

Consider outpatient drug rehab at DeNova if you have a:

  • Mild or moderate SUD
  • Strong support system of family or friends
  • Low risk of withdrawal or medical complications
  • Motivation to attend regular treatment sessions
  • Transportation to attend weekly counseling

If your SUD is severe, you might benefit from inpatient treatment instead. Weaning off certain drugs without round-the-clock supervision can be dangerous, and if you don’t have a strong support system, it can be easier to fall back into old habits if you’re at home. 

After an in-office exam and a discussion of your goals, the DeNova team makes personalized treatment recommendations. If needed, they can even refer you to a nearby inpatient treatment facility.

What does outpatient drug rehab involve?

The DeNova team tailors outpatient drug rehab to your personal needs. Often, treatment plans include:


Suboxone is a prescription drug that treats opioid dependence. It makes it safe to stop using drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers. Suboxone reduces cravings, minimizing the urge to use, so you can achieve lasting sobriety. 


Vivitrol is similar to Suboxone in that it reduces drug cravings. The difference is that Vivitrol can be used to help you wean off opioids or alcohol. That said, Vivitrol isn’t for everyone. It requires at least 48 hours of opioid abstinence before administration, so it can be challenging to start, especially if you use opioids regularly. 


Achieving lasting sobriety requires a different mindset regarding drugs and alcohol. Medications like Vivitrol and Suboxone can reduce cravings, but they aren’t a cure. 

Counseling teaches you about healthier coping mechanisms. It also addresses the underlying cause of your SUD. 

For example, if you use drugs or alcohol to cope with depression or anxiety, your DeNova counselor might prescribe antidepressants or antianxiety medications to help you feel better. 

Call the nearest DeNova office today to schedule an outpatient drug rehab consultation, or book your appointment online.