Due to the higher costs and restrictive nature of inpatient treatment for addiction, some treatment facilities opt to offer intensive outpatient program (IOP) services as an alternative. In some cases, IOP treatment is even offered as a transitional option for patients who have just completed a treatment program, either in an inpatient facility or with a partial hospitalization program.
What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Addiction?
In certain circumstances, medical and clinical staff may determine that some patients are better served by allowing them to maintain a normal structure to their lives while undergoing treatment for addiction. Intensive outpatient treatment programs are typically designed to allow patients to work, go to school and continue normal daily activities while attending therapy sessions in the morning or in the evening. Most IOP programs used as treatment for addiction will require patients to attend 10-15 hours a week of therapy sessions. Counselors may employ evidence-based recovery techniques and peer group therapy. By using a combination of these methods, counselors can develop tailored IOP programs for their patients.
Treatment Methods Used at Aion Recovery
When addicts decide to seek treatment for their addiction, they will find Aion Recovery to be one of the most reputable facilities in the nation. When the clinical staff assigns patients to an intensive outpatient program, they have at their disposal a number of effective treatment methods, including
- motivational enhancement therapy
- dialectical behavioral therapy
- EMDR – eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
- cognitive behavioral therapy.
They can also employ therapy modalities such as trauma therapy, recreational therapy and holistic therapy. When combined with directed peer group therapy sessions, patients are given the tools they need for relapse prevention after completing the program.
Benefiting From an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program
IOP is one of the least restrictive alternatives available, and patients should participate in good faith in order to maintain the freedom they will be granted. Patients are given a solid foundation for a lasting recovery while learning the life skills necessary to live a successful life without drugs and/or alcohol.
If you or a loved one may be in need of addiction treatment, the counselors at Aion Recovery are ready and waiting to help you begin your journey to recovery. Call us today at 888-811-2879 to speak with an admissions counselor and learn more about our programs. Don’t let an addiction dictate the terms of your life any longer, call us today and start your journey to recovery.