Is an Intensive Outpatient Program for Me?

Is an Intensive Outpatient Program for Me?

An intensive outpatient program, commonly known as IOP, is very much like it sounds: an intensive outpatient rehab program consisting of 2-4 days a week of treatment for 2-4 hours a day. IOPs are for anyone 18 and older seeking treatment for alcohol or drug abuse treatment. Primarily, it’s designed for people who don’t have to undertake medically supervised detox or other residential treatment programs. It’s also a good option for anyone who might need additional support after completing a residential treatment program.

Intensive Outpatient Program Treatment Plan

Because IOPs are limited to 2-4 hours a day, several days a week, they are very structured to achieve their intended goal: relapse prevention. Since this is not a inpatient program, it requires a serious commitment from individuals seeking treatment to come to their appointed days and times. This can be challenging because of the intensity of the treatment. But in the end, that commitment and dedication to the treatment, leads to better results. Treatment plans consist of:

  • Intake assessment to create individualized care plan
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual therapy if recommended
  • Family Therapy
  • Continuing Strategies and education

Is an Intensive Outpatient Program right for me?

This is always an individual choice as each recovery is different. And the underlying reasons that have led to abuse are different. IOPs are less expensive than residential treatment plans but they are most effective with individuals who don’t need a higher level of care, meaning medically supervised recovery or detox or other intensive dual diagnosis treatments. The right time to decide if an IOP is right for you is after the initial intake assessment. During the intake you will be assessed to determine the best course of treatment for you. Treatment plans will be explained and you determine the best path for you. If you’re interested in learning more about intensive outpatient programs, reach out now to a licensed treatment facility like HARP Palm Beach and make an appointment to learn more about your options.

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