Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs used to address addictions, depression, eating disorders, or other dependencies.

What is Intensive Outpatient Therapy

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There are two types of intensive addiction treatment. Outpatient and inpatient are the main types of intensive addiction treatment. Inpatient intensive outpatient management improves the quality and supplements the standard therapies provided by a rehabilitation program.
If you’re still unsure, here are some key components and benefits of IOP.

Components of Intensive Outpatient Programs

IOP is the first option that Better Wellness Group offers. IOP is an alternative to structured outpatient programs. It allows patients to participate in social activities and still be under the care of their therapists.
It is, in other words, a step below Better Wellness Group’s residential or inpatient program. The majority of patients who enroll in the intensive outpatient program have made some progress towards recovery. An IOP is a continuous continuum of care and well-being.
Although an IOP might offer different services depending upon where you are receiving treatment, they generally provide the following core services.
• Counselling for individuals and groups
• Both settings offer different behavioral therapies
• Monitoring drug and alcohol levels
• Instruments for pharmacological research
• Management of cases
• Opportunities for education
• Mental health and medical treatment
• Crisis management 24 hours a day
These components are not all that Better Wellness Group offers. Recovering patients also receive:
• Programs for fitness
• Vocational training
Family therapy
• Services nutrition

Benefits of an Inpatient Intensive Outpatient Program

Individuals who need more supervision during recovery can use the recovery program. There are many benefits that IOP treatment can offer in recovery. Below is a list.

You are responsible for your household’s maintenance

This is the main benefit that separates IOP from inpatient therapy. This treatment option allows patients to continue managing their household duties while they recover. This is especially beneficial for those who have children to care for and require continuous supervision.
People with demanding jobs and families that can’t afford full-time childcare are often unable to manage their lives. IOP treatment can help them do this. IOP treatment allows for flexibility and freedom, when necessary.

This allows you to strengthen family networks

IOP offers you the chance to strengthen your relationships with your family and friends by creating a strong network. As part of the treatment, you will meet them or spend time with them.

Helps Keep Your Privacy

This is, undoubtedly, one of the most important things to consider when selecting a program for recovery. Many people are embarrassed to admit that they are in recovery from addiction.
They face many obstacles when it comes to admitting themselves to treatment centers. If you choose to receive intensive outpatient treatment, the professionals at Better Wellness Group will protect your privacy. You will feel more confident and can even feel better during your recovery.

A cost-effective process

An IOP is a great option for those who are looking to recover. IOP is less expensive than an intensive inpatient program. IOP is much more affordable and more accessible, so more patients choose it.

Is IOP Therapy Right for You?

Enrollment in IOP is a crucial step in the recovery process for those who are struggling with addiction. Some types of care, such as rehab, rehabilitation, hospitalization, and other facilities, can prove difficult for some people. These types of treatments may provide the best care but are not suitable for everyone. You may have work or family commitments you need to attend to. You may not be able to leave work or your family for an extended period.

An IOP is the best option for rehabilitation treatment if you have these kinds of obligations. IOP allows you to have both treatment and stay at home.
IOP therapy is most effective when the patient has a safe environment at home. Encourage your family and friends to be supportive of the patient’s recovery. A stay in residential treatment is recommended for people who live with others who use or drink drugs. This will help to remove potential triggers for relapse.

What to Expect at IOP

The Intensive Outpatient therapy program consists of between 10-12 hours of individual and group therapy. IOP encourages you to participate in a 12-step program. IOP patients typically visit the facility between three and four times per week. An IOP typically requires that patients attend for at least three hours. Our treatment programs and hours required to participate may differ depending on your individual needs. We will help you reach your goals and tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. IOP programs offer higher-level care than outpatient programs. These IOP programs offer more time for treatment every week, which means that patients will spend more time in these programs.
These are the main principles of IOP therapy. IOP therapy is focused on the power and support of the community in helping you to recover. These core elements will be incorporated into your treatment in a structured approach that is sure to help you succeed.
* Facilitation in 12-Steps
* Cognitive-behavioral
* Motivational
* Therapeutic community
* Matrix model
* Community reinforcement and contingency planning

Reasons for Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Group Therapy is Focused on Relapse Prevention

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Group members are encouraged and supported to share their successes and struggles with staying sober through CBT, bio psychosocial education and empowerment-based group processes.

Addiction Can be Managed When Cravings are Reduced

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It is possible to control addiction by reducing cravings, motivating people to change, and developing techniques to manage urges and cravings.

Treatment in a Real World Setting

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In order to help clients manage stressors in the real world, we provide practical tools that can be used to reduce drug-seeking behavior.

Continue Working and Living at Home

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We provide options that allow clients to live at home and work while still receiving high-quality care.

About Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Intensive Outpatient Therapy (also known by IOP, “Intensive Outpatient Program”) can be recommended under certain circumstances following a medical and clinical assessment. IOP is recommended for people who don’t need medically supervised detox. IOP may be an option for people who have completed successful detox. It allows them to continue their recovery on a part-time, but intensive, schedule that is flexible enough to fit in with work and family.

It can be difficult to admit that you are addicted and commit to a treatment program. Many people worry about the impact of addiction treatment on their lives. It can be frightening. These are some common questions about treatment. You will find your path to recovery easier if you are more informed about the treatment process, including how to find help and what to expect.


You can start rebuilding your personal and family life right away by enrolling in intensive outpatient therapy. The Intensive Outpatient Treatment program allows you to build a foundation for long-term recovery support in your local area right away, rather than waiting until your return from rehab.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is IOP Covered By Insurance?

IOP is typically covered by most insurance companies if it is referred to by a psychiatrist or doctor following an inpatient stay at a hospital.

The length of your program will depend on what your insurance policy and your health care plan are. Ask the IOP program which insurance carriers it accepts before you sign up for an IOP program. The program staff can verify your coverage and inform you about the costs.

How long will it take for IOP to work?

You probably already know that everyone is unique and that your progress will depend on how hard you work and what your circumstances are. Most people feel better after 2-3 sessions. Remember that therapy is a process. You can’t make progress by just coming to an appointment. We’ll help you determine the steps that will get you there. Each step will be achievable and realistic. You will feel more fulfilled when you have support, direction, and the desire to achieve your goals.

How many sessions is IOP

IOP can range from 9 to 15 hours of therapy per week in a group setting, divided into three-hour sessions. There will usually be breaks during the sessions. These sessions last for three to five days each week. The days of each week follow a regular schedule.

How can I be assured my personal information is confidential?

It is in compliance with the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA, a federal program, requires that medical records and any other personally identifiable health information be kept confidential. Federal regulations and law protect the confidentiality of client records relating to alcohol and drug abuse. The program cannot confirm or deny that a client is attending the program. It may also not disclose information identifying clients as drug or alcohol abusers unless the client consents to it in writing.

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