If you are suffering from addiction but do not require round the clock medical attention, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) may be the right option for you. An IOP is a substance abuse rehab in which you receive comprehensive addiction treatment in CA without staying in the facility overnight.
While a residential treatment program requires you to reside in a facility, going through an IOP allows you to continue with your day-to-day life at home as you undergo addiction treatment. In some cases, an IOP could be used in conjunction with a residential care program to help patients transition into their normal lives. Like in any other substance abuse program, an IOP is meant to equip you with the tools and skills needed to brave the recovery journey after leaving the rehab. Contact The District Recovery Community at 844.287.8506 to know more about an IOP.
Why Choose an IOP over a Residential Program?
Addiction is a complex disease that requires treatment on several levels of care over some time. For individuals suffering from severe addiction, the first thing they go through is a safe detox program. Once the patient has stabilized, they now begin a residential program. A residential program offers around-the-clock recovery support in a supportive environment as they begin to learn coping skills. All this while, patients reside in a facility 24/7 and are restricted from access to substance and people who may trigger a relapse.
A residential program may not be feasible for patients who have to attend to commitments. For people who don’t want to “pause” their lives for that long, an IOP may be a better option. However, an IOP is only fit for those who have a safe environment with people ready to support their sobriety goals. If the environment does not support an individual’s recovery efforts in any way, a residential treatment would be the best option. Additionally, for individuals with serious cases of addiction and other underlying mental health issues, an IOP may not work for them. Instead, a 24/7 treatment program would be ideal.
What to Expect in an IOP?
Programs under IOPs may vary from facility to facility, but in general, most of them consist of 10-12 hours of group and individual therapy every week. Some of the common therapies in the IOPs include those explained below.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This therapy is anchored on the fact that self-destructive thoughts inherent to drug abuse are learned. This means that people can learn new thoughts and behaviors by identifying triggers and learning how to deal with them.
At the core of an IOP is group therapy. When individuals participate in group therapies, they develop invaluable skills and tools for long-term recovery from addiction. Common types of groups found in IOPs include:
- Skills development groups: These are groups designed to help individuals develop behaviors that will help them maintain abstinence
- Psychoeducational groups: These groups focus on developing problem-solving skills and techniques that deepen individuals’ understanding of addiction, dependence, and consequences of abuse.
- Relapse prevention groups: These are groups designed to help individuals understand their triggers and develop ways to manage them
- Family groups: These are groups designed to help an individual learn the extent to which their addiction damaged their relationships with family members and help them rebuild the burned bridges
Besides group therapy, individuals enrolling in an IOP will have individual therapy sessions that will focus on the individual’s specific problems. For individuals who don’t feel comfortable opening up in group sessions, individual therapy gives them a safe environment to talk about their pressing issues.
Reach Out to The District Recovery Community to Get Help Today
IOP is one of the many different drug abuse rehabilitation programs at The District Recovery Community. Enrolling in our intensive outpatient program in Orange County, CA, offers you access to:
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Drug detox program
- Experiential and adventure-based therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
Find an IOP tailored to your needs today. Contact The District Recovery Community at 844.287.8506, or contact us at your earliest convenience to get started on the road to recovery and substance-free life.