Intensive Outpatient Program – A Unique Level of Help for Addiction

If you suffer from serious substance problems, your best bet for treatment may be an intensive outpatient program, (IOP).

Programs in this category provide a unique level of assistance for drug and alcohol issues.

This assistance may help you recover without enrolling in a residential treatment program.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

IOPs get their name because they provide a higher level of care than regular outpatient programs.

While enrolled in your intensive program, you’ll receive treatment at your facility multiple days of the week.

After each group session, you will return to your home.

There are Colorado IOPs for both alcohol and drug/medication problems.

Each type of program shares a core set of guidelines.

These guidelines cover the amount of care you receive each week.

All IOPs provide 9-17.5 hours of weekly treatment.

Any program you enter will fall into this broad range.

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Additional Standards for Intensive Outpatient Programs

There are also other intensive outpatient program requirements at Pathfinders Recovery Center Colorado.

The majority of these requirements are designed to give you the maximum benefit from your time in care. Their specific goals include:

  • Making total sobriety your goal in drug or alcohol rehab
  • Customizing all aspects of your IOP drug or alcohol treatment
  • Using evidence-based methods to treat your drug or alcohol problems
  • Bringing your friends and family on board to help you recover your sobriety
  • Helping you get the most out of your relationship with your doctor and therapist
  • Showing you how to add self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to your recovery efforts

Drug and alcohol IOPs also share more general standards. Examples here include:

  • Making IOPs more available to society as a whole
  • Helping people understand the value of IOPs in addiction recovery
  • Reducing the difficulty of finding and enrolling in an IOP

When Should You Consider an Intensive Outpatient Program?

IOPs are for people with serious substance problems. Specifically, you must have problems that need more help than a regular outpatient program can give.

On the other hand, those problems shouldn’t be bad enough for you to enroll in a residential treatment program.


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