WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)?

Addiction treatment can be a step-down process starting with detox from a cocaine addiction, opiate addiction or any other substance abuse disorder and progressing toward aftercare. Toward the end of a standard treatment strategy is an intensive outpatient program, frequently referred to as IOP. At DreamLife Recovery, this level of care generally begins after PHP, or our partial hospitalization program.

At DreamLife Recovery, our focus is on encouraging and strengthening the recovery skills acquired while in PHP. This includes goal-setting and regular meetings with various intensive outpatient program support teams that turn your ideas into successful, life-enhancing habits.

The intensive outpatient program at DreamLife Recovery allows you or a loved one to transition back into your community while retaining the structure of effective treatment. The intensive aspect includes nine hours per week of continued support through individual and various group therapies.


BEGIN THE DREAMLIFE RECOVERY INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM

If you or a loved one are eager to strengthen recovery skills and achieve sobriety goals, the Intensive Outpatient Program at DreamLife Recovery may be the outpatient rehab program you need. This program that’s aimed at tackling drug addiction and alcohol abuse will allow for patients to adjust to their new life of recovery and fulfillment.

WHO BENEFITS FROM INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT?

An intensive outpatient rehab program may be ideal for:

  • Individuals who do not need a medically-supervised detox program to defeat their drug addiction
  • Anyone who has never gone through treatment for a substance abuse disorder and relapsed in the past
  • Individuals who do not have complications like co-occurring substance abuse disorders or trauma
  • Despite the severity of a cocaine addiction, opiate addiction or alcohol abuse, anyone who has only used a substance for a short period of time
  • Any individual who has critical obligations or responsibilities, such as caring for young children

IOP MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR EVERYONE

Outpatient rehab programs provide more independence and flexibility than inpatient programs, but may not be appropriate for everyone. Certain individuals who may have been addicted for years or to substances with potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms should consider intensive outpatient programs only as part of a continuum of care, having ideally already participated in both detox as well as partial hospitalization programs.


OVERVIEW OF IOP AT DREAMLIFE RECOVERY

The average length of stay in our IOP program is three to six weeks. Clients will receive treatment three, five or seven times per week — day or night. Our client-to-counselor ratio is 10-to-1, which means our team will provide ample attention to every client at this level of care. Each client will receive at least nine hours of onsite services per week, including:

  • Counseling and education on substance abuse and chemical dependency
  • Self-evaluation of substance use patterns and their impact on an individual’s life
  • Developing appropriate sobriety strategies to defeat their substance abuse disorder

Clients also receive a minimum of one hour of individual counseling per week. The focus here is primarily on therapeutic reprocessing, education and relapse prevention. At the end of the three-to-six-week period, or when a client is ready, they be will transitioned to a more independent level of care as they prepare to return to their homes and communities.
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