The Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

When you have finally decided to seek treatment for your addiction, you may be overwhelmed by the plenty of options that exist. The process of identifying the right treatment program for you can not only be daunting but also seem nearly impossible. You may also be worried about putting your daily activities on hold to concentrate on recovery. But the good news is that you can enroll in an intensive outpatient program at Renaissance Recovery in Orange County that will allow you to attend to your daily responsibilities while you focus on treatment.

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An intensive outpatient program is an addiction treatment program for patients who do not need round the clock medical supervision. In this form of rehabilitation, you will be treated on a part-time basis and return home after every session. Unlike a standard outpatient program, an IOP is more time-intensive and offers a higher level of care. Essentially, an IOP is designed to provide a balance between residential care and outpatient support.

Some of the benefits of intensive outpatient services are outlined below.


Just like a typical outpatient program, an IOP will enable you to maintain your daily responsibilities while you receive treatment. A typical IOP can take 9 hours of treatment per week for 3 to 5 days. This leaves plenty of time for your day to day activities. This program is ideal if you have children that need supervised care or for people with demanding jobs.

Staying Connected with Friends and Family

Isolation while undergoing treatment is not only challenging, but can also pose a threat to your recovery from addiction. Research shows that family therapy can be critical to recovering from addiction and other mental disorders, often decreasing relapse rates. While in an IOP, you have a strong network of friends and family who support your sobriety goals. Additionally, an intensive outpatient program allows and encourages family participation. Even though family members may not attend therapy group sessions with their loved ones, family therapy may be part of an intensive outpatient program.

IOP Offers Privacy

The stigma of addiction can be a barrier to effective addiction treatment and recovery effort, not only at an individual level but also at a family level. Stigma can prevent people struggling with addiction from getting the help they need. An IOP often consists of trained and professional staff committed to providing privacy. An IOP is a haven for you as you go through recovery.

Real-Time Support and Insight into Your Triggers

When in a residential program, most of your triggers and opportunities that may lead you to drug use are removed. This is certainly instrumental in helping you focus on your recovery. That being said, the transition from a residential program may feel like a shock to the system as you are now exposed to your triggers. Fortunately, in an IOP, not only will you acquire the tools to manage triggers, but you will also be in the midst of supportive peers and staff who will offer you insight, understanding, and empathy throughout your journey.

What to Expect in an Intensive Outpatient Program at Renaissance Recovery

Even though every program is different, most of them offer a level of care comparable to that of a residential treatment program but on a more limited scope. Nearly every intensive outpatient program features an average of 9-10 hours of individual and group therapy each week, split into 3-5 days a week. When you enroll in an IOP in California, you can expect to participate in any or all of the following:

You don’t have to face recovery alone. Let us walk with you down the road to recovery. Contact Renaissance Recovery at [Direct] to learn more about an intensive outpatient program in Orange County.

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Renaissance Recovery Coronavirus Policy Update

As the national pandemic continues to make it increasingly difficult for individuals to receive quality aftercare, The District Recovery Community & Renaissance Recovery has provided a solution to all those seeking long term care. We are proud to announce that we will be offering all aspects of our treatment including intimate groups, one on one therapy, and case management to individuals in all states from the comfort and safety of your home. This is a great option for clients that are in need of continued treatment, but are returning home to be with their families during this time.

The District Recovery Community and Renaissance Recovery will remain in operation during this time and continue to serve our mission of treating those suffering from alcoholism and addiction.

We encourage you all to reach out to learn more about how we can work together to ensure that our clients remain sober, safe, and continue to get the help that they need.