Seeking drug addiction treatment for yourself or someone you love but have personal commitments that you or they can’t take some time off from them? Our intensive outpatient program or IOP may be the best option. This program involves participating in a treatment process while you continue to live your day-to-day life and in the comfort of your home. With IOP, clients receive teaching on healthy coping skills for daily stressors, relapse prevention skills, and addiction education via individual and group therapy. However, all these are done away from any residential treatment center.
Even if you have responsibilities you are committed to, you can still get the help you need by entering an intensive outpatient treatment program at Ethan Crossing Cleveland. Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) combines individual, group, and family therapy to set you on a positive path to recovery. Learn more by reaching out to us online or contacting us at 855.967.2436 today.
What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
Intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse is recommended for people who don’t need a medically supervised detox plan. As earlier stated, an IOP gives participants more flexibility to engage in other activities than an in-patient program. Individuals who want to work a little and remain close to their homes are the best candidates for an IOP.
Additionally, IOP can either serve as a replacement for an in-patient program or follow it. In fact, studies show that IOPs are just as effective as in-patient treatments, so you have nothing to worry about regarding the quality of service.
As IOP considers the schedule of the individual involved, this program functions as a part-time strict and intensive monitored process for achieving and maintaining sobriety. IOP gives room for you to continue working and performing family responsibilities. Hence patients can continue to live at home during substance abuse treatment.
How Does an Intensive Outpatient Program Work?
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.
For the programming, IOP allows the individual to participate in their daily affairs, such as work, and then participate in treatment at an appropriate facility in the morning or at the end of the day. With an IOP, sessions, meetings, and workshops are scheduled for morning or evening, and individuals are expected to adhere to the strict and intensive structure of the program.
What Treatments Are Available in Intensive Outpatient Programs?
Care received from an intensive outpatient program will vary from facility to facility and from provider to provider. Still, generally, IOP clients frequently have 3-7 times per week or 10-12 hours of group and/or individual therapy.
Although patients aren’t on residential campuses, they’ll still have access to medications traditionally administered during or after detox in IOP. If not, the IOP can refer clients to private physicians. Also, IOP can last 30, 60, or 90 days, and sometimes longer if necessary. These programs are often a big commitment if you’ve got other responsibilities.
At our IOP, patients attend therapy sessions multiple times per week and follow a specially programmed treatment plan. These sessions usually occur on-site at a medical or therapeutic facility, but some options are being developed for people to participate in online programs. This can be especially useful for people that sleep in remote locations or in towns where adequate treatment services simply aren’t available.
Examples of IOP addiction therapy programs include:
- Group therapy
- 12-Step programs
- Family therapy
- Complementary therapies
- Support groups
- Individual therapy
- Psychoeducational groups
- Spiritual-based treatments
- Medication management
- Relapse prevention strategies
What To Expect From IOP At Ethan Crossing Cleveland
At Ethan Crossing Cleveland, group therapy is the core of our successful intensive outpatient treatment program. Under our intensive outpatient program, you receive 10 to 12 hours of our group therapy program and our individual therapy program weekly. Also, we encourage clients to engage in a 12-step program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Additionally, you come to our facility for our therapy sessions and receive feedback from counselors and therapists. Also, our intensive outpatient program is on a higher level than a typical outpatient program. Therefore you spend more time in treatment every week. However, the extra time gives you the necessary coping skills to resist cravings and not slip into a relapse. In all, only you can decide what works best for you.
At Ethan Crossing Cleveland, we are happy to provide you with whatever information you need about our intensive outpatient program (IOP). To learn more, you can contact us using our convenient online form today or call us at 855.967.2436.