Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment Program

What is Intensive Outpatient Program

What is An Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

I Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) is where the person who is looking for treatment will remain where they are currently living and travel into a facility anywhere from 9 to 15 hours a week. Each session is generally 3 hours long and depending on the facility you choose, there may be a couple different times during the day you can go. As a general reference these times can be from 9 am to noon or from 6 to 9 pm. In an IOP setting, group therapy is the preferred method of treatment. In addition to the therapy sessions you receive in IOP they usually make it a point for their clients to attend 12 step meetings.

IOP treatment should be entered after a medically monitored detoxification process. Depending on the substance or substances being abused, it is imperative to seek a medically monitored detox because some withdrawals can cause permanent damage or even be fatal.

Frequently Asked Questions

The first day of the program is usually when you meet with your case manager to discuss the best treatment plan for you. You will be introduced to the other clients in your IOP group, and you might be asked to share a little about what landed you there.

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Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else's. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
It's your path to recovery and only you can walk it - but with the right help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

I Intensive outpatient treatment enables people who are seeking recovery to continue their recovery therapies following a successful detox, on a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life. Here you are able to start rebuilding your personal life and mending important family ties because you live at home while you participate in IOP. Many people will go through an IOP because it lets them take advantage of the support and structure waiting for them at home. Having friends and family who care about you and want you to succeed is a vital part in recovery. During the intensive outpatient treatment you are able to institute a foundation for long term recovery support in your local community right at the onset of your recovery instead of being in an inpatient treatment center.

IOP services are primarily rendered in a group therapy setting. These groups are usually small, no more than 10 to allow for a safe and secure environment. Many different areas of concern are covered while attending IOP. Some of these topics are post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), relapse prevention skills, how to manages urges and cravings, understanding the brain chemistry of addiction, progression of the disease of addiction, introduction to the 12 steps, spirituality, states of change and family education programs. This is not a complete list of topics but rather a general overview, if you have more specific questions, talk to the intake coordinator setting up your treatment.

Private and Confidential

Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else’s. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
It’s your path to recovery and only you can walk it – but with the right help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of IOP

There are a few advantages of going through intensive outpatient treatment. The cost of an IOP is significantly lower than that of an inpatient treatment. This is because fewer resources are used in IOP care. When you are enrolled in this type of treatment, you are able to maintain a presences at work or school. Some individuals may not have the ability to take time off of work or to leave school in the middle of a semester. Being able to continue going to work or school helps the individual remain stable as they focus on their recovery. Being able to continue living at home is a major influence on someone who is seeking treatment. They are still able to work to provide for families as well as perform various tasks of daily living.

There are disadvantages in doing an IOP. Not removing the person who is abusing substances from the environment that has contributed to their use is a major disadvantage. People who are addicted tend to surround themselves with people who are a negative influence on their life. They will alienate themselves from people who get in the way of their using, so sometimes it is best to enter into an inpatient treatment in order to get away from those influences. You are not going to get the level of care in an IOP that you would receive during an inpatient program. Inpatient treatment centers usually provide clients with one on one therapy as well as group therapy. They will also help to find underlying issues that may have helped contribute to the addiction. Being in an inpatient facility, you are under constant supervision which helps build the structure needed for long term recovery.