Outpatient addiction treatment programs are more suitable for individuals who are employed, have extensive social support systems, can maintain abstinence for up 72 hours and are highly motivated individuals. Patients of outpatient addiction treatment programs generally reside at home and attend the program several evening or days during the week. While most people with substance abuse or alcohol problems would rather attend outpatient addiction treatment, not everyone is appropriate for this level of care. An extensive assessment must be completed to determine whether an outpatient addiction treatment program can meet your needs. The length of these programs is approximately six weeks; they generally meet three to five times a week for three hours each meeting.