Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Overcoming addiction doesn’t have a simple answer. Each person suffering comes from unique cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides the best possible rehabilitation — all from the comfort of a patient’s own home. Although this type of therapy program is structured and intense, it allows the patient to recover at his or her own pace. There’s no one correct way to overcome substance abuse, and asking for help can sometimes be daunting for someone who is suffering. Knowing what’s ahead can ease the transition to therapy.

What Is Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP)?

Intensive outpatient therapy is a type of treatment primarily for addiction and other substance use disorders. Rather than staying at a facility, the patient lives in his or her own home, remaining in control of personal affairs. Outpatient therapy allows the patient to remain employed and rebuild their life all while participating in treatment plans tailored for their schedule. These programs don’t have 24/7 supervision and don’t require detoxification — usually, IOP therapy begins after a patient has successfully completed detox.

What Types Of Treatment Does IOP Cover?

Lake Substance Abuse Solutions, a drug rehabilitation center, offers intensive outpatient therapy consisting of a few core treatment programs, all with the goal of recovery while accommodating a person’s work and family life.

Benefits Of Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Remain Active With Family

An intensive outpatient program grants independence and the ability to remain involved in household responsibilities while going through the recovery process. We understand that life doesn’t stop for recovery, and we provide patients the ability to remain active in their lives and their families’ lives through IOP.

Get Help From Family & Friends

Isolation is one of the biggest setbacks during recovery. During an outpatient program, a strong support system can be involved and engaged during the recovery journey.

Maintain A Sense Of Privacy

Many people suffering from addiction feel embarrassed or shameful, preventing them from seeking help. Dr. Shelton and the trained professionals at Lake Substance Abuse Solutions are committed to keeping recovery confidential and working with discretion to ensure peace of mind.

Build A Community With Others In Recovery

One of the hallmark ways to maintain sobriety is by joining a community of peers also in recovery. No one understands more about what you’re experiencing than someone who’s fighting the same battle.

Attend School Or Work

For many, it’s not financially viable to put their lives on hold to attend inpatient therapy. Instead, intensive outpatient therapy gives patients the option to work through their recovery at a pace that suits their school or work schedule.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care

There are a few key differences between inpatient and outpatient programs. Inpatient programs are much more intense and structured, where patients spend time detoxing at a drug treatment center and give up control of their daily lives. The typical rehab stay is 30 days, which can mean significant time away from work, school, family, and friends. Inpatient care is also more expensive, and patients must abide by the rules set by the treatment facility.

With an intensive outpatient program, like the IOP offered at Lake Substance Abuse Solutions, patients recover on their own schedule, living in their own homes while continuing with life.

Am I Eligible For Intensive Outpatient Therapy?

IOPs are designed for those who are struggling with addiction or other substance abuse problems, as well as comorbid disorders that are already present or could arise. To be eligible for outpatient therapy in Indiana and Kentucky, a person must go through a substance use assessment and a mental health assessment conducted by a clinician.

Lake Substance Abuse Solutions is dedicated to providing recovery options tailored to your specific needs, with drug treatment centers in Jeffersonville, IN, and Franklin, KY. If you have questions about your eligibility for intensive outpatient therapy, contact us today to schedule a consultation.