When searching for help for an addiction, you may have come across the term “IOP.” “IOP” stands for “Intensive Outpatient Program.” An IOP is a treatment program for addiction where the individual receiving treatment stays at home. Generally speaking, IOPs ask that patients meet a few days a week for a few hours at a time, and they are best-suited for those who are already making great strides in their recovery efforts.

Focused on Group Therapy

When individuals are taking advantage of IOP treatment plans, they will find that a lot of group therapy is involved. Group therapy is a great way for individuals to share their experiences and form relationships with others who have been through similar circumstances. The group therapy setting also allows individuals a means to develop coping skills for avoiding future relapses.

Maintain Your Responsibilities While Receiving Treatment

When you’re undergoing an IOP through Focused Recovery, you’ll find that our format helps you to balance your life while also receiving treatment for your addiction. We hold our meetings in the evenings, allowing you the ability to maintain your current employment. Because our time together is short yet intense, you can still maintain your family obligations and other activities.

12-Step Approach

Twelve-step meetings are key to the recovery process. We find that going through the twelve steps is one of the best ways, in combination with our group therapy sessions that give you the tools you need to fight back against addiction, to prevent relapse. This approach keeps individuals in our IOP program accountable.

Highly Effective

Coupled with random drug testing studies have shown that IOPs are highly effective in treating addictions and preventing drug and alcohol relapses. In fact, a 2014 study in the Psychiatric Services found that for most people, IOPs are just as effective as inpatient programs. This is great news for those who may otherwise put off treatment because they don’t want to experience a disruption in their lives from going into an inpatient facility.

Let Us Help You

At Focused Recovery, we’re here to help you. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and to assess whether an IOP is the right option for your drug or alcohol rehabilitation efforts. Our admissions’ team will talk to you about your addiction and assess whether our IOP program will best suit your needs and help you meet your goal of a sober future.