Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a treatment module, offered by a trusted partner, that could be the right next step for you.
As the name implies, IOP is an intensive treatment program offered part-time to accommodate those who have been determined to need a lower level of treatment compared to the standard inpatient program. The patient attends treatment during the day and is free to go home in the evenings.
IOP is recommended for those who have just completed inpatient rehab. It’s a great program to help patients transition from the fully supervised inpatient level of care to a moderately supervised level before ultimately moving forward to independent sober living. In IOP clients can immediately begin implementing the skills they have learned into daily life. Those who attend IOP report that the skills learned during the intensive program help establish a firm foundation for long-term sobriety. The families of such patients report more favorable results with this gradual progression through levels of care than those who stop pursuing treatment following inpatient.
What Will I Learn at IOP?
In addition to putting into practice what you’ve already learned you will continue to increase your array of skills while attending the individual and group counseling components of IOP. This additional support can help you to:
- Learn relapse-prevention skills
- Learn how to cope with triggers and cravings
- Learn how substance abuse affects your brain and what you can do about it
- Learn about the disease of addiction
- Engage and become an active member of the 12 step community
- Get involved in group activities
- Meet others who are in recovery
- Be inspired and motivated to continue your recovery journey
- Attend career development meetings
Is Detox a Part of IOP?
Our detox partners are completely separate facilities from our IOP program, so if you are in need of detoxing, you may opt to undergo detox at one of our partner facilities that specialize in that level of treatment. There, you will be able to detox in a safe and comfortable atmosphere while resting, replenishing and recovering from some of the damage done to your body during active addiction. From there, you will be able to continue your treatment by progressing to the next appropriate level of care: Residential, PHP or IOP.
How is Intensive Outpatient Treatment Different From Inpatient Treatment?
With inpatient treatment, you live at the treatment facility for a short period of time—usually between 30 and 45 days. Intensive outpatient treatment is an opportunity to continue your treatment while you live elsewhere like your own home or an optional sober house in the community. When you begin IOP you will continue attending treatment on a daily basis, as you become stronger in your recovery the number of days will decrease. Intensive outpatient programs typically run for eight weeks, however, this can and does vary from person to person.
Am I a fit for IOP?
If you’re struggling with alcohol dependence and would like some help with quitting and living a life free from the grip of addiction, you may be a great fit for IOP. Your eligibility for admission to IOP will be pending the outcome of an assessment completed by the facility. If you are eligible, a treatment plan will be developed for you to follow.
How Can I get More Information?
If you are interested in IOP, please give us a call at 855-213-4855 to speak with a representative. They can help you determine if IOP is a potential option for you.