Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

We know the journey through treatment is long, that’s why we won’t let you do it alone.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, allows you to tackle your addiction head on, while you stay in the community.

Signs and symptoms of addiction

Unsure if an IOP is right for you or a loved one? Check common signs and symptoms below, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, for addiction and substance abuse:

  • Sleeps more or less than usual
  • Gains or loses weight unexpectedly
  • Lacks in personal hygiene maintenance
  • Skips school or work
  • Displays flashes of anger or irritability
  • Experiences financial distress
  • Has a lack of motivation

Those suffering from an addiction may want to change their habits, but addiction is a powerful brain disease that affects brain chemistry and offers its victims with very little control over their urges to use drugs or alcohol.

How IOP care helps

Patients in an intensive outpatient treatment program devote a specific amount of time every day to the fight against addiction. They may live at home, but every day, they head to the facility for care.

Groups help people with addictions to connect with others who share their difficulties, and allows patients to practice their skills. For example, a skills-based group therapy session might focus on assertiveness. In a group session, a mental health counselor might introduce the idea and then ask participants to role play and practice, so those skills can be incorporated into day-to-day life.

After work in an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program, a patient can enroll in simple outpatient programs, where a smooth transition to support groups can continue for recovery needs.

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