The decision to seek treatment for addiction is a difficult one. But once you’ve made the decision to get help, it’s important to choose the right level of care for your needs. Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are one option that can provide the structure and support you need to recover from addiction.
IOPs are designed for people who are unable to commit to full-time inpatient treatment but who still need more support than what is available through traditional outpatient programs. IOPs typically meet 3-5 days per week for 3-4 hours per day. Treatment is typically provided through a combination of individual and group therapy, as well as educational classes.
If you are considering an IOP for addiction treatment, keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this type of program.
After completing a successful drug rehab program, many people in recovery must face the real world. While it’s necessary to learn self-control and live a sober lifestyle, many people may relapse after leaving an alcohol or drug rehab center. To prevent this from happening, rehabilitation centers offer continued care programs for their clients. Drug rehabilitation programs in isolation can only help you with your addiction so much. Without continued care after treatment, your recovery may stagnate and you are more likely to fall back into old habits as soon as you leave the facility. Recovery is a process that takes time and continuing care after treatment is crucial to achieving lasting sobriety. Read on to learn more about continued care after drug treatment and how it can help you maintain sobriety long-term.
If you have already completed some form of inpatient drug rehab or you’re searching for an alternative, you may be well-suited for an online intensive outpatient program (IOP). But if you’ve never completed addiction treatment online, you’re likely wondering if a virtual IOP program is effective and how to go about choosing an online rehab […]
One of the most common questions about an intensive outpatient program is, “How long does IOP last?” The duration of addiction treatment can be a barrier for some people and will also affect how much treatment costs so this is an important question! In this blog, we’ll give you some answers to help you determine […]
Before enrolling in an intensive outpatient program (IOP), it’s natural to want to know what your daily schedule will look like and how addiction treatment will affect your current routine, especially if you are employed or you’re enrolled in college.
Updated on July 20th, 2020 An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be extremely helpful for people who are employed and actively addicted or are recovering from addiction. If you’re currently employed and recovering from a substance use disorder, your employer may provide an EAP that you can use to access recovery support resources and treatment.
Updated on August 11th, 2020 An intensive outpatient program (IOP) may consist of various types of group therapy such as psychoeducational groups, skill development groups, and process/support groups. Regardless of the type of group, IOP group therapy provides essential support and growth opportunities for people who are newly sober.1 Here are six of the main […]
Can I Use Insurance to Pay for IOP? Most health insurance policies provide coverage for intensive outpatient programs (IOP), but your individual coverage will vary depending on your insurance policy. Additionally, not all insurance policies offer complete coverage so you may have some out-of-pocket costs. An admissions representative at the treatment center of your choice […]
Updated on August 11th, 2020Completing detox and drug rehab is a big step in the recovery process, but it’s only the beginning. Continued care after inpatient rehab is also an essential part of treatment and a lasting lifestyle of sobriety.