Cindy, my 19 year old son has been using drugs on a weekly basis for at least 2 months. Today I contacted my health insurance provider about sending him to rehab; they will only cover out-patient care. What does this mean?
Dylan, generally outpatient care is very structured, with psychotherapy and family therapy. These programs require that the teen spend 8 hours or more during the day at the facility, but the teen is home at night. Day treatment programs usually have the same features (individual, group, and family counseling) as inpatient programs. But day treatment normally costs less.