Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program (IOP) at AspenRidge North
An intensive outpatient rehab is a great treatment option for someone who’s serious about getting clean but would like some flexibility.
Intensive outpatient (IOP) rehab is a bit different than an inpatient rehab. One of the main differences is the amount of treatment sessions the patient has to go to. An outpatient rehab often has patients attend just a few hours of treatment on a weekly basis, whereas inpatient rehabs require the client to stay at the facility for their entire treatment program, which is usually around 28 daysGet Help Today
Any type of outpatient rehab is a recovery treatment option for those who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. IOP and outpatient rehabs accept addicts that don't yet need to undergo the process of residential treatment. Outpatient rehabs are more flexible with their schedules and locations than inpatient rehabs.
What Is Intensive Outpatient Rehab?
This will help you understand the difference between outpatient and inpatient treatment.
Do I Need Intensive Outpatient Rehab or Inpatient Treatment?
An outpatient rehab, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, can accept people who meet the following criteria.
- They have a substance abuse disorder as defined by the DSM-IV
- They do not require a higher level of care for detoxification
- They don't have serious medical complications
- They are motivated, at least somewhat, to complete treatment
- They are capable of remaining mostly sober throughout the treatment
- Someone needing inpatient treatment requires a much more intensive and comprehensive support system in order to complete their rehabilitation.
- They likely have much more serious addiction problems than those who can complete a standard outpatient rehab program.
- They may have other problems that require more behavioral health services
Regardless, both outpatient and inpatient rehabs share a single purpose. They are developed to help substance abusers overcome their problems. IOPs can help people with all types of addictions, from alcohol to street drugs to prescriptions.
Why Choose AspenRidge North's Intensive Outpatient Program?
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably trying to decide whether or not you need an intensive outpatient rehab. Everyone’s different, so we can’t be sure - however, we can help you make an informed decision. This article should give you enough information to decide whether or not you should apply to our IOP.
IOP rehab is generally not as strenuous as inpatient rehab. You aren’t stuck in a residential facility and won’t be monitored 24 hours a day. This gives you a lot more freedom.
Outpatient rehab programs let you go home, see friends and family, and generally are a lot more flexible than inpatient rehabs.
AspenRidge North’s intensive outpatient program follows different guidelines for different types of patients. We know that there isn’t just one type of addiction - and because of that, we know there’s no type of rehabilitation that will work for everyone. Our counselors can assess you and find out what you need most.
Intensive Outpatient Programs generally have more flexible schedules for participants. In fact, sometimes you’re able to pick and choose which meeting times are best for you. The number of meetings and group sessions a client must attend is determined based on the severity of their addiction.
These sessions can include many different things.
- They can be support groups, such as 12-step meetings. These meetings originated with the Alcoholics Anonymous group, and intend to help addicts follow a 12-step program towards their ultimate recovery.
- They can include therapy sessions with certified counselors of addiction. There are many types of behavioral therapy used in addiction medicine.