An intensive outpatient program is an ideal alternative to drug treatment for individuals who can’t step away from their work responsibilities or family obligations. Standard residential rehab or inpatient treatment requires individuals to live at the facility for usually a minimum of 30-days. But many can’t afford to take that much time away from their everyday lives. Thus, Insight Recovery Centers offers an intensive outpatient program or IOP giving clients the flexibility they need to get the treatment they want for substance use disorder or mental health issues.
What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program?
An intensive outpatient program is often suitable for those who can’t make that commitment, or who have already spent time in an inpatient treatment program or partial hospitalization program, and who now need help reintegrating, drug-free, back into their daily routines. For clients who have completed detox and finished a residential treatment program, intensive outpatient care is a step down that still delivers the necessary treatment to individuals.
The services in an IOP are similar to that of an inpatient or residential program. The treatment takes place at regularly scheduled times each day both in the day and evening at our facility. Groups are usually small, less than eight people so individuals can still get the personalized attention they need. However, patients return to their home afterward, giving them the ability to stay connected to family, keep up with work or school. Not only does an IOP work well for individuals with ongoing responsibilities but also for individuals who have already completed a treatment program but need more structured care afterward. Similarly, it’s an entry point for a program participant who relapsed. What sets apart this program from others is the fact that you can maintain your job and living arrangement.
Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program
As with any rehabilitation program, it builds up patients so they can prevent relapse is a core goal. An intensive outpatient program is one of the most effective means of relapse prevention. Its mixture of freedom and management allows patients to grow through their recovery.
Flexibility is a key benefit as sessions can be scheduled around work, school, or family obligations like childcare. Intensive outpatient treatment is a very practical program. When individuals know they need help to address issues revolving around drugs and alcohol, an IOP can be an effective means to do so. An intensive outpatient program gives the individual the ability to meet their work or school responsibilities while simultaneously treating their substance abuse or mental health issues. In this way, patients avoid losing ground or feeling overwhelmed. Some other benefits include:
- Less expensive than inpatient residential care
- More freedom to pursue interests outside of the program
- Can develop a more extensive support network
Individuals in IOP treatment learn How to change negative thinking as well as behaviors and emotions, discover new ways of interacting and communicating with others, and develop conflict resolution and alternatives to violence, self-harm, or substance use. Our compassionate team of counselors and therapists are experts in case management. Within our IOP individuals will be able to benefit from family therapy, drug/alcohol screening, relapse prevention, and continuing care group therapy.
It’s not uncommon for patients to complete a residential program but still lack the confidence to return to their everyday lives. There is no rush when it comes to recovery. Taking your time and making sure you have the confidence, skills, and resources to handle your new sober life is what matters. Doing so goes a long way in preventing relapse.
Find Help at Insight Recovery Centers
When dealing with substance use disorder or mental health issues, finding the appropriate treatment program is vital. At Insight Recovery Centers, our compassionate and experienced counselors and therapists can get you the treatment you need in the format best suited for you. Our intensive outpatient program helps individuals overcome addiction and substance abuse in a manner that fits their life needs. We use several trauma-informed therapeutic options to do so:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Harm Reduction
- Dual diagnosis treatment
Also, we offer an alcohol addiction treatment program for individuals with acute needs. So reach out to us today at 703.592.6946 to learn more. Now is the time to find help and return yourself to full health.