After our clients have completed their allotted time in residential treatment and have successfully undergone detoxification from drugs and alcohol, the next step is to enroll in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The goal of IOP is for clients to continue their commitment to their recovery and abstinence from drugs and alcohol by attending a variety of groups that address such issues as relapse prevention, healthy boundaries, effective communication, career guidance, and love and sex.
The primary focus of IOP is on urinalysis, relapse prevention, medication compliance, family therapy and stress reduction under the supervision of qualified clinicians, therapists, counselors, and group facilitators. For maximum results, our clients continue to consult one-on-one with staff members and facilitators, as well as gain support from their peers in IOP who are also striving to maintain sobriety.
While enrolled in IOP, our clients are expected to participate in support groups a minimum of three hours per day, three days per week, with a maximum of 6 days per week. The more time our clients spend in IOP, the more it strengthens their recovery and improves their chances of avoiding relapse and obtaining long term sobriety.
Intensive Outpatient can be the perfect solution for clients who have completed a recent stay in a residential program, have regained employment and/or experienced a brief relapse. IOP offers the same level of care and counseling as experienced in residential treatment, but affords clients with the flexibility to participate in their normal daily life. Clients begin to regain self-esteem by returning to work, school and to personal living quarters, such as a home or apartment.
As with all of our programs, our main goal for clients enrolled in IOP is to continue to develop problem-solving skills, improve coping mechanisms, recognize triggers, and learn to recognize and triumph over day-to-day stressors. As such, IOP is a crucial phase of our clients' progress towards maintaining sobriety, without which the puzzle of recovery remains incomplete.