An Intensive Outpatient Program, also known as IOP, addresses dependencies and addictions as well as treating depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues without the need for detoxification or invasive Counseling. An IOP can maintain progress towards recovery or initiate a program which is ideal for someone requiring support without the ability or need to receive around the clock care.
Attaining knowledge and developing skills to manage debilitating factors is necessary for understanding one’s own path towards recovery. Therapies, either individual or group are provided in conjunction with integrative Counseling, teaching practical skills outside of a full-time Counseling environment. Participants in an Intensive Outpatient Program meet requirements of weekly participation where substance testing is mandatory if applicable.
An Intensive Outpatient Program provides the convenience of maintaining self-care, furthering progress, and being accountable. Less concentrated levels of care will be recommended once an IOP is completed and the patient has successfully worked towards relapse prevention, a skill that may never be extraneous.