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.


Getting Assessed Before Choosing to go to Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient treatment is a residential facility where a person lives around the clock, and outpatient addiction treatment is a place where people can continue living their regular lives while getting the therapy they need even if nearby housing is arranged for or provided by treatment center. Most people would rather go to an outpatient drug rehab, but it’s not always the best option. An addiction specialist will give you an honest opinion about whether you’d do better in an inpatient or intensive outpatient program (IOP) based on your unique situation.

Outpatient drug rehab is designed for young people or those who are often not able to take longer periods of time off of work, and those with varying stages of addiction. This is often beneficial because the intensive outpatient program (IOP) or PHP will give you the treatment you need while you’re able to get the love and firm support of your family. Outpatient drug rehab is also beneficial when the addict is the primary source of income for a household. Sometimes it’s not feasible for a person to be out of work for 30 days, so outpatient addiction treatment provides treatment while the person can still go to work but maintain focus on their recovery and sobriety.

How an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Helps with Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse is the beginning of an addiction. Many young adults don’t realize the damage they’re doing to their brain or the dependency that they’re developing which will rule the rest of their lives.  Worse yet they may not realize that they are truly risking their lives. Outpatient addiction treatment is often best for young people because they will find like-minded peers also entering the treatment and recovery process with them. Adults seeking the outpatient level of care are often motivated by younger peers in a treatment program and can provide wisdom from their own life’s challenges while benefitting from the enthusiasm and energy that young adults can add as a perspective in group settings.

At outpatient drug rehab, you’ll be able to fit addiction treatment around your schedule. If you’re still going to work or school, you can typically opt to go to treatment in the mornings or afternoons. Depending on the addiction specialist’s recommendations, you may go anywhere from three to five days per week.

This type of addiction treatment will give you a strong foundation of recovery while you’re still involved with your normal life, but it also means that you need to be more vigilant about your personal recovery. You’ll learn techniques to deal with the triggers of work, school and family life in order to prevent relapse.

An Intensive Outpatient Program at Insight To Recovery may be exactly what it takes to overcome your addiction. Call us today to see if our culture, community, and clinical care are the right fit for you…

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6:00 - 7:20 PM

Check-In & Life Story

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Cognitive Restructuring & Self-Worth

6:00 - 7:20 PM

Recovery Maintenance

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Relapse Prevention

6:00 - 7:20 PM

Coping & Life Skills

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Healthy Relationships / Wrap-Up (or) Speaker

Insight to Recovery Outpatient Schedule


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