When you become aware of your drug or alcohol addiction, you can be unsure of where to turn for support. Not everyone can commit to an inpatient residential treatment program. If you have other commitments, you can still get the help you need by entering an intensive outpatient treatment program. The Ethan Crossing intensive outpatient program combines individual, group, and family therapy to set you on a positive path to recovery.
What Is Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP)
IOPs, or intensive outpatient programs, are a type of addiction treatment that is available on a part-time basis to assist those who must continue to meet their outside professional and familial obligations.
IOPs are occasionally used in combination with inpatient programs to assist clients with returning to their families and communities more easily and seamlessly. They are designed to establish support mechanisms, help with relapse management, and provide coping strategies. Some specific intensive outpatient therapies can include:
- Individual, Group, and Family Therapy with Clinical Staff
- Weekly individual sessions with your Primary Therapist
- CBT Therapy sessions
- Medication Management and Psychiatric Assessment
- Art and Music Therapy
- Job Readiness Participation and Internet Job Searches
- 12 Step meeting list and schedules (AA, NA, etc.)
- Case management for legal, medical, education, employment, transportation, and other concerns.
Flexibility For All
For some people, inpatient treatment or a partial hospitalization program (PHP) poses too many challenges. You may have other obligations that conflict with a residential treatment program.
Often therapists can set a flexible treatment schedule that works around the clients obligations. Generally, Intensive Outpatient Programs involve participants residing in their homes, and a typical IOP offers group therapy, facilitating 6-30 hours a week of programming for addiction treatment.
A Higher Success Rate
IOP regimens are often successful in 50 to 70% of patients, according to research. Studies reveal that when used rigorously and with exceptional care, this therapy option has a success rate that is comparable to inpatient and other treatment choices. Given the wide variation in program quality, it is challenging to determine the overall success rate of IOP programs.
What do you consider to be successful drug abuse recovery? Is it steady progress or long-term sobriety? Whats important is defining success for yourself. The fit of the chosen rehab program, your commitment, the skills and methods you add to your toolbox, and the depth of your support network are just a few of the variables that may have an impact on your success.
Better Relapse Response
Unfortunately, 40-60% of people recovering from addiction experience a relapse at some point in time. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) can be a great asset to sustained recovery. This type of program can also serve as a first-line response in the event of a relapse, which often signals a need for adjusted treatment measures.
Keep Your Privacy Over Personal Matters
Its unfortunate that there is such stigma surrounding the treatment of substance abuse issues in the modern era, but the truth is that this stigma still exists. Few people who seek treatment want to deal with a future scenario in which a potential employer or even a potential romantic interest finds out that they were in treatment.
This is why states and federal organizations have fought so hard to ensure that regulations controlling patients privacy when seeking outpatient therapy exist.
A More Affordable Option
Intensive outpatient treatment programs are typically less expensive and more cost-effective than traditional inpatient or residential addiction treatment options. There are also ancillary expenses that can cut the overall cost of IOP even further.
Patients are allowed to live independently with little disturbance to their daily routines because they are not required to spend the night at the institution. By not staying on the premises, IOP patients are able to work during the day, preventing a loss of income.
How We Can Help You
If you are struggling with alcohol abuse or a substance use disorder Ethan Crossing can provide you with an effective treatment that promotes addiction recovery. If you need to stay with your family, we understand.
Above all, we will help you learn the triggers and root causes of your addiction. Then, our therapists and counselors can guide you to the skills and behaviors that lead to lifelong sobriety. Your mental health matters. Reach out today to learn more about our treatment options.