If you are grappling with a severe alcohol or substance use disorder, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) can help treat your condition. This level of treatment is less intense than partial hospitalization or residential treatment options. However, the program is more time demanding than ordinary outpatient programs at Renaissance Recovery.
Constituents of the Outpatient Program
Since every person receives a custom-made treatment plan, no two outpatient programs are the same.
Your therapist will design a treatment plan that suits your unique needs. Therefore, this kind of therapy program varies with the person. However, a typical intensive outpatient treatment program consists of the services discussed below.
At Least Nine Hours of Therapy
In this program, you will need more than nine hours of therapy sessions. You will typically receive three to five days of intensive treatment every week. But some treatment plans can last for a few hours.
Ordinarily, the sessions can range from six to thirty hours weekly for three months. Your therapist will design a plan to fit your unique addiction recovery needs. A program that needs intensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may take longer than three months.
A Strong Therapy Component
Mental and substance use disorders need long-term care. To maintain sobriety after treatment, you need vital skills to overcome triggers.
People participating in this kind of program often live at home. After attending your therapy sessions, you will return to the same environment that contributed to your condition. Therapy equips you with the skills you need to overcome triggers.
The program is beneficial because you have the opportunity to practice what you learn in therapy. Moreover, you still get the chance to attend to your family responsibilities and go to work. You will reap the benefits of social support at home and in the rehab community.
Group Therapy Sessions
Group counseling is the foundation of outpatient treatment plans. A group can offer you a supportive environment on your road to recovery. An IOP group enables you to learn problem-solving skills and techniques for managing your emotions and relationships.
For a holistic approach, rehabs combine group therapy with other programs, such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Prescription drug addiction treatment
- Structured sober living
- Vocational development program
Individual Therapy Sessions
Sessions with therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists on a one-on-one basis is an integral component of addiction recovery. Individual counseling sessions can help you identify triggers and avoid or confront them on your own. Through these sessions, you can develop mechanisms to cope with your triggers.
Alcohol and drug dependency can take a toll on your primary life skills. An IOP also comprises of sessions and classes where you relearn the skills you lose. This program teaches you personal hygiene, anger management, nutrition, job skills, and other essential life skills.
Pharmacotherapy and Medication Management
Depending on the severity of your mental disorder, you can receive drugs to ease your withdrawal. An intensive outpatient program can include the management of your response to the medications. Therapists will ensure you get the right dosage for the best results.
Alumni and Aftercare Programs
You need support to sustain your recovery after rehab. You can get it at home or in the rehab facility. While family support has its place, the best approval comes from people who have also walked in your shoes. The social bonds you form during the group sessions can be invaluable on your recovery journey.
Alumni meetings allow you to learn how others have managed to live a drug-free life after rehab. You can also share your experiences, achievements, and failures.
Join an IOP program at Renaissance Recovery
Start your recovery journey at Renaissance Recovery today. We will create a customized IOP to help transition you from rehab into society. Contact Renaissance Recovery at [Direct] for professional help in treating mental disorders from dependency on drugs and alcohol.