Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at AKUA is perfect for clients who have successfully completed detox, residential treatment, or partial hospitalization. They are in the early stages of their recovery, and may return to work, school, or other responsibilities on a part-time basis. IOP patients reside locally in a stable environment such as a sober living center, or at home with supportive loved ones.
Most IOP treatment sessions take place in a professional office, or within a hospital, treatment center, or community center. IOP treatment does not include detox, which must already be completed.
Individuals who are undergoing intensive outpatient treatment for a 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 build a support network. Just like any other level of care for addiction treatment, intensive outpatient treatment does require a fully-individualized assessment prior to admission.
How much time is required weekly for Intensive Outpatient treatment?
Who can enter Intensive Outpatient Program?
- Are functioning well independently in society
- Have a stable home life
- Have a support network
- Are able to maintain their sobriety on their own
Individuals in IOP treatment usually will have successfully completed a more intensive treatment program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP). Some individuals may use IOP as their primary therapy program. However, all individuals entering IOP must have successfully completed a detox program, have a strong support system, reliable transportation, and must not be at risk of self-harm or threatening harm to others in order to be enrolled in intensive outpatient treatment.
What if I relapse while undergoing intensive outpatient treatment?
What type of therapy is offered in intensive outpatient treatment?
The same types of therapies offered at higher levels of care are also offered in intensive outpatient treatment:
- Family therapy is a major component in AKUA’s intensive outpatient program. Research has shown individuals have a much higher success rate and better prognosis when their family is involved in therapy.
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Trauma informed care
- Diet and nutrition education
- Coping mechanisms
- Relapse prevention skills
Common topics covered in intensive outpatient therapy
- The science and physiology behind mental health disorders: “Why do they occur”?
- Group therapy
- 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, also known as outpatient treatment.
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