Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
There are two primary types of alcohol and drug abuse programs. These include an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP) which both encompass a residential aspect for intensive daily care by expert addiction treatment clinical staff. Each type of treatment has been created for different levels of addiction treatment and phases of recovery, much like treatments for other chronic illnesses. For example, some illnesses can be treated with some over-the-counter medications, and others may require antibiotics from a doctor or a hospital stay. It’s important to be evaluated to see if an intensive outpatient program (IOP) is right for you to overcome your abuse of a certain drug or alcohol.