When Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment a Good Idea?
If you have a severe addiction to drink or drugs, intensive outpatient treatment is likely not the most effective solution. Instead, you should at least consider the option of residential rehab, assuming this is practical and affordable for you.
For anyone easily influenced by friends and peers still drinking or using drugs, the clean break provided by a stint in residential rehab could be preferable to risking relapse while undertaking an IOP.
Clients with limited willpower and a tendency to easily give in to temptation would be unwise to pursue intensive outpatient treatment.
For all those in relationships tattered by substance abuse, trying to clean up while simultaneously dealing with your partner may not be the best option. Only you know your personal circumstances and whether this would be helpful or harmful.
How Much Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment Cost?
Whenever you are costing addiction treatment, you should be aware that you can only get a rough idea until you laser in on specific treatment centers.
That said, a rough benchmark for the cost of intensive outpatient treatment is somewhere from $250 to $350 per day.
The most critical variables impacting the cost of an IOP are:
- The type of services on offer
- The intensity of those services
- How long the IOP lasts
- Any specializations required (dual diagnosis treatment, pregnant women, veterans)
- The location of the treatment center
- The scope of amenities provided
If this seems quite pricey, IOPs are much less expensive than more intensive forms of treatment. A medical detox costs from $500 to $600 per day, inpatient treatment runs from $500 to $650+ per day Even partial hospitalization programs are costlier than IOPs, coming in at anywhere from $350 to $450 per day.
So, when assessed relative to the other levels of the continuum of care, intensive outpatient treatment represents great value. As such, most insurance companies will cover the cost of an IOP. Many will baulk at footing the bill for residential rehab.
In return for this, IOPs deliver 9 hours of treatment each week divided into 3-hour blocks as convenient. Again, the flexibility of IOPs is what makes them so effective for so many with mild addictions.
If you need to engage with an intensive outpatient program in Orange County, we can help you with that right now.
Intensive Outpatient Program at The District Recovery Community
If you have a stable and supportive home environment, plenty of motivation to sober up, and a mild addiction to drink or drugs, our intensive outpatient program might be all you need to help you achieve your goals.
TDRC intensive outpatient programs are tailored to your needs. We’ll offer you the support and structure you need without the restrictions or the expense of residential rehab.
To get things started, call the friendly team right now at 844.287.8506.