What is an intensive outpatient treatment program?
It is a primary treatment program that, depending on your circumstance, can be recommended by a clinical/medical assessment. An intensive outpatient program, also known as IOP, is sometimes recommended for those who do not need a medically-supervised detox. IOP will enable people with chemical dependency issues to continue living their lives by going to work, living at home or in sober living, yet also attending a part-time, yet intensive, treatment schedule. It is designed to be flexible with your work and home life.
One of the advantages to IOP is that you can start rebuilding your personal and familial relationships from day one. You get the opportunity to practice the principles of recovery in a community setting while walking out the rigors of your new lifestyle from home, instead of waiting until you come back from an inpatient facility.
What am I going to be doing while participating in the Stages of Recovery IOP?
The services are primarily centered around group therapy, but you will be assigned an individual therapist that you will meet with on a weekly basis while you are in treatment. Group therapy sizes are limited, allowing for optimal outcomes, so do not hesitate to ask for more information.
As you work through the program and become stronger in your recovery, your sessions will become less often, allowing more opportunity to practice the principles you have learned on your own, with support, in daily activities.
- Early Recovery Skills
- Relapse Prevention Skills
- Coping with alcohol and drug cravings
- Practicing effective communication
- Finding healthy ways to reduce stress
- Identifying triggers and learning healthy ways to deal with them
- Improve decision-making abilities
- Creating healthy relationships
- Time Management
- Financial Planning
- How to have FUN without using drugs and alcohol
We have compiled some frequently asked questions about Stages of Recovery Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program.
Your initial clinical assessment, done with us, will determine whether IOP is a recommended course of treatment. In some situations, detox may be required. If medically-supervised detox is required, you will be referred to available professionals that fit your particular situation, prior to starting the IOP program. As part of your initial clinical assessment, you will also receive counseling about your needs and treatment options.
Inpatient treatment programs are designed with a residence in mind, usually a shared dorm room. Every treatment center is unique and has its own set of rules and regulations. However, generally speaking, you give up control of your daily life while in residential inpatient treatment. The typical inpatient treatment program, also called rehab, can last anywhere from 30-60 days. This can mean a significant time away from work, family, and personal obligations.
The Stages of Recovery IOP allows you to continue to live in your own home or at a sober living community. This gives you the opportunity to continue to work, rebuild your personal relationships, and incorporate your family in the treatment process.
Our program is designed for people who are struggling with the ravages of addiction, substance use and abuse, or other issues associated with substance use.
We determine your eligibility for the program by a mandatory clinical/medical assessment, which is conducted at our offices as a part of the admissions process. The program is then customized just for you.
Our primary modality of treatment is a proven system called the Matrix Model. It is a federally recognized model by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the United States Department of Justice.
In one conducted study that spoke to those dealing with substance use issues during the 8 months following treatment admission. The Matrix clients used significantly less at follow-up. Clients reporting a return to monthly or more drug use:
- Matrix group: 13%
- Inpatient group: 43%
- No formal treatment group: 47%
While the Matrix curriculum is our primary treatment modality, we feel that the 12 step approach is also very effective. Most of our customized treatment programs require participation in outside 12 step meetings. After “safety,” our biggest value at Stages of Recovery is “community.” By introducing you to the 12 step community, we help form the peer support that has proven essential for successful recovery.
Every person’s treatment plan is designed just for them so it can vary. Everybody is different, and we take that into consideration when developing a treatment plan. Generally speaking, you can expect to spend anywhere from two to three months in the program.
All of our group therapy sessions are held in the evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to accommodate personal and work schedules. Additionally, dinner is provided at all group therapy sessions to take the pressure off of the ability to attend.
Individual sessions with a counselor are scheduled at a time that is convenient for both you and the counselor. They are one hour long and scheduled during regular business hours throughout the week. Your family is encouraged to attend these individual sessions as often as possible after your first session.
The family is an important component to the recovery process. Research continually shows that individuals whose family is involved in the treatment process have a higher success rate.
Family education groups are held every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The purpose is to provide family members with education about the disease of addiction, how drugs affect the brain, support to aide their family member. Dinner is provided at this session to take the pressure off of the ability to attend.
Also, there is a monthly Family Intensive group therapy on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This session is designed to be more interactive for the family members. Role playing situations, processing interactions with the client with other family members, life skills, relationship rebuilding and other topics are discussed. This group session also provides team building exercises intended to help aid in the idea that you can have fun in recovery. Meals are also provided at this group session.
An assessment is required for admission to the Stages of Recovery IOP. The treatment plan is customized to the person by a Master’s level or higher, professional clinician who uses the information gained in the assessment.
We try to work with each individual and do our best not to put everyone in the same group. Your personal history, status, and condition will determine how detailed an assessment you will require for us to do an appropriate evaluation. When you make your appointment for your first interview and assessment, you will be advised if there will be any fees.