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.
Group therapy is an important part of addiction recovery that has many benefits. Group therapy sessions are typically led by therapists who facilitate treatment by guiding the discussions and encouraging participation. There are several different types of therapy groups in substance abuse treatment. IOP group therapy will likely cover a broad range of topics, but here are some common discussion topics you can expect to cover during treatment.
The concept of rewarding positive behavior with some type of tangible reward is often applied in addiction treatment through a type of therapy called contingency management. It’s frequently used to help motivate clients to sustain their sobriety, and in many instances, it increases overall success in recovery.
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 13th, 2020 Substance abuse and addiction come with a host of negative side effects, including legal issues. If a person refuses to admit they have a problem and won’t go to rehab on their own, he or she may eventually end up facing an ultimatum: rehab or jail.
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.
A sober living program is a natural next step after rehab, but what about IOP? IOP, or intensive outpatient treatment, is specifically designed to support people in recovery and provide extended care after residential rehab. As a supplementary service, it’s also the perfect mate for a sober living program.
The recovery process doesn’t just require that you quit your drug of choice. Instead, most people find themselves starting over in many aspects of life. Whether it’s changing your mindset, changing your habits, or changing your social circles, addiction recovery will inevitably require change. But starting over in these aspects of life will pave the […]