intensive-imgWhat does an Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation  Treatment Program offer?

Intensive outpatient program (IOP) for drug and alcohol rehabilitation participants live and sleep in their own homes or at a separate sober-living facility. They do not spend all their free time and nights in the same place where they are receiving their addiction treatment. IOP and OP programs provide part time supportive, treatment-based services.

When a participant is not partaking in IOP drug and alcohol rehabilitation therapy, they are living and working in their normal environments or in an independent sober-living facility. Participants are able to go to work or school as they normally would, and they can participate in whatever drug free activities they choose during their free time that is not spent in drug and alcohol substance abuse therapy.

An intensive outpatient program usually includes the same types of treatment as an inpatient program. Participants may attend group counseling sessions, 12-step meetings, individual counseling sessions, drug and alcohol addiction education classes, and substance abuse relapse prevention training.

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-People who have recently completed inpatient treatment: Such as partial hospitalization, oftentimes will go directly from inpatient treatment to drug and alcohol rehabilitation IOP. After they’ve been at an inpatient facility for a few weeks to a few months, an Intensive outpatient program provides a good transitional period by giving them more freedom while still providing them with a supportive, treatment-based environment part of the time.

-People who need to attend work or school: Sometimes people are unable to put their work or education obligations on-hold in order to receive drug and alcohol rehabilitation inpatient treatment. For example, when a person cannot stop working for any extended period of time because of their need to provide for their family, an IOP gives them a chance to receive treatment while still working.

-People who have recently relapsed: Occasionally people who have been in recovery for some time will relapse, and they may benefit from an IOP. Because they’ve had some time sober already, they may be able to bounce back from their relapse with less supervision and the part-time treatment model of an IOP.

As it was in school, it’s not always about the academic content, but about that special teacher/mentor relationship. What sets the Beaches apart is the caring, committed staff. We treat all clients with respect and humanity, acknowledging the challenge of the journey since a good portion of us have been on that same substance abuse, drug and alcohol recovery journey.