Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at AKUA is perfect for clients who have successfully completed detox and residential treatment or partial hospitalization treatment and are in the early stages of their recovery. It is ideal for clients who are returning to work, school or other responsibilities on a part-time basis and who reside locally in a stable environment such as a sober living, or at home with supportive loved ones. Most IOP treatment facilities take place in an office or a large room within a hospital, treatment center or even a community center. IOP does not include detox as this is usually done at a higher level of care such as residential treatment or partial hospitalization. Individuals who are undergoing intensive outpatient treatment for their substance abuse disorder are encouraged to engage in community support resources such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) on their own time as a way to get into community. Just like any other level of care for addiction treatment, intensive outpatient treatment does require a full-individualized assessment prior to admission.
How much time is required for intensive outpatient treatment?
Who can enter intensive outpatient treatment?
What type of therapy is offered at intensive outpatient treatment?
The same types of therapies that are offered at higher levels of care such as residential treatment and partial hospitalization are also offered at intensive outpatient treatment. Family therapy is a major component in intensive outpatient therapy as research has shown individuals have a much higher success rate and better prognosis when their family is involved in therapy. Group therapy and individual therapy, trauma informed care, diet and nutrition education, coping mechanisms, and relapse prevention skills are practiced in intensive outpatient treatment.
Common topics covered in intensive outpatient therapy
- The science and physiology behind mental health disorder: “Why do they occur”?
- Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- How substance abuse affects relationships
- The role of spirituality in recovery
- The stages of recovery and the roadmap to wellness
- Stress management
- Relaxation, mindfulness and meditation techniques
- Recognizing and conquering “triggers”
- The role of time management and scheduling in recovery
What is the average length of stay for intensive outpatient treatment?
The average length of stay for an intensive outpatient program is 12-16 weeks. After this, the client will enter a maintenance phase, better known as outpatient treatment that can last for a few months.
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