Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) are designed for people that have been through residential treatment and detox, or have been sober for a period of time and need encouragement, but less supervision than a fully integrated residential program offers.
Our team of recovery and addiction specialists has designed our intensive outpatient program to provide you the discipline and guidance you need to stay on course or to find your path back to holistic recovery once again. An intensive outpatient program can help people that have relapsed or may be struggling with the idea of relapse. Schedules vary depending on the need of the individual. We offer a five day per week IOP, a three day per week IOP both in the morning or evening.
Who is IOP for and how will I know if it’s right for me?
Our intensive outpatient program is for people in recovery that need additional support – they have stable jobs, and a variety of familial obligations, but circumstances arise that might require extra help or attention. This program gives our patients flexibility – those that can handle a lower-level type of recovery care that isn’t around the clock, but that does require participation to make sure these aftercare therapies and skills are put into practice. Intensive outpatient care isn’t for everyone; many people need inpatient recovery or partial care if they’ve never experienced treatment before, have an advanced substance use disorder, and/or a co-occurring mental health condition. During the intake process, each potential client will meet with a substance use disorder counselor or therapist that will be able to make the right decision as to whether or not the IOP is right for them.
We want to be sure that every client that comes into our intensive outpatient program is a good fit and will benefit from this program, because the client will still spend a majority of their days and nights outside of our treatment center, and have significant time to work independently.
How does intensive outpatient work?
After a full assessment of your needs, we create a customized treatment plan and assign a schedule for focused therapy. Depending on the level of care and time commitment you can allow for an intensive outpatient program, your treatment hours will range from nine to fifteen hours each week – this time will be spent attending group therapy, as well as individual sessions.
Each client will have access to a variety of individual and group treatment settings here at Enlightened Solutions, and our treatment offerings include:
- Mood, Grief/Loss, and Anger Management
- Body Image Disorders Group
- Codependency Group
- Co-Occurring Diagnosis and Treatment
- Life Skills
We also work with our intensive outpatient clients to help them build a safe and supportive environment outside of our treatment sessions. Our team of dedicated staff and addiction specialists will help you connect with people in your community that can offer outside assistance so that you can successfully integrate yourself into a community of like-minded people who are committed to living a sober life. During your treatment sessions, you will be continually evaluated to make sure you are fully engaged in your treatment, so if additional treatment hours need to be assigned, we can integrate the proper groups and activities into your treatment plan. Random drug tests are administered to all of our IOP clients, and if needed we can connect you with our partnered physicians to help you with medication management.