What Makes an Intensive Outpatient Program Different?

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Outpatient rehab is a form of substance abuse treatment that allows you to live at home while receiving care. It’s best for people who can’t afford the cost of a residential treatment program, as well as those who can’t take an extended leave of absence from work, school or home.

While outpatient programs can be very effective, they don’t provide nearly the amount of structure that an inpatient program does. Because of this, outpatient care isn’t always the first choice for addicts with serious problems.

At the same time, we at The River Source understand that not everyone has the means to commit to an inpatient program. You may have a job you cannot leave or a family that needs you. You may be pursuing a higher education that you’ve paid for. To help individuals like you, we have an intensive outpatient program, or IOP.

What Makes an Intensive Outpatient Program Different

How is IOP Different from a Traditional Outpatient Program?

The difference between a traditional outpatient program and an intensive outpatient program is that an IOP provides more amplified, structured services. Treatment is offered more days of the week, and it’s available both night and day. If you need to continue working or taking care of your family but feel that you need structure outside of these obligations, our IOP may be right for you.

What Types of Services Do You Offer?
The services offered in our IOP include:

  • 12 step meetings
  • Family counseling
  • Naturopathic treatments
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Personal growth coaching

How Do I Know if IOP is Right for Me?

Our IOP is built for men and women 18 years and older with substance abuse problems. We even treat those with co-occurring disorders. If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction but have obligations that you cannot leave behind, our IOP may be a great fit. Plus, it provides you with more structure than what you would receive with a traditional outpatient program, which is important if you are having a difficult time staying away from toxic people and places. An IOP can fill your time, make you accountable and teach you life skills in the process.

However, the only way to really know if IOP is right for you is by having a thorough assessment done by our staff. We can then put together a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs and what we feel will help you achieve sobriety. To start your journey, give us a call today. If IOP isn’t the best choice, other options through The River Source are available.