a patient being comforted during intensive outpatient rehabSubstance use disorder can severely impact an individual’s life. No matter if it is you or a loved one abusing drugs or alcohol, at some point, substance abuse will create rifts in an individual’s personal and professional life. Addiction is a disease and needs to be addressed immediately. Like any disease, it can strike anyone at any time and requires professional support to heal and recover from properly. At the District Recovery Centers, we understand that individuals struggling with drug or alcohol abuse need to have treatment options that meet their unique needs. Therefore, we offer an intensive outpatient program or IOP to give support to those with a mild substance use disorder or need added guidance after a relapse to get back on the path to sobriety.

What an Intensive Outpatient Program Entails

An intensive outpatient program is different than your average outpatient program. A major difference is how in an IOP treatment is condensed, and individuals experience therapy in a very focused manner. While outpatient treatment is more infrequent, an intensive outpatient program has set dates and hours for an individual to attend. The work done is accelerated to fit with the individual’s need but just as demanding as any other program, whether inpatient or outpatient.

At the District Recovery Centers, our IOP is designed to fit the schedule of the client. By doing so, individuals can get the treatment they need without major disruption to their personal lives. This means clients can work, attend school, and meet family obligations because they are not confined to a facility. It also allows clients to guard their privacy while getting the therapeutic treatment they know they need to restore their health.

When Is an IOP the Right Option?

An intensive outpatient program or IOP is ideal for individuals who don’t need detox from their drug or alcohol use. This usually means an individual has a milder form of substance use disorder. IOP is an excellent means for individuals who abuse drugs or alcohol to work through the underlying causes of their substance abuse addressing and resolving those issues before they create a more severe dependence or addiction. It is also a program where individuals who have already gone through a residential addiction treatment program can turn when they relapse or face difficulties overcoming triggers or cravings.

An IOP is convenient as it doesn’t interfere with an individual’s daily personal obligations because treatment is built around the individual’s schedule. An intensive outpatient program allows addiction specialists to advise and guide individuals based on the client’s specific needs and situation.

The District Recovery Centers

Recovery from drug or alcohol abuse takes time and patience. However, with the right support and addiction treatment programs, individuals can heal and return to living the sober lifestyle they desire. An intensive outpatient program is one way to address a mild substance use disorder or get back on the path to recovery should a relapse occur. But at the District Recovery Centers, we offer a variety of addiction treatment programs such as:

  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP): In this program, individuals come to our facility to get the structured treatment they need but can return home and get treatment scheduled around their work.
  • Outpatient treatment program: Here, clients can receive the therapy or attend the support groups they desire to keep themselves healthy and on track in their new sober lifestyle.
  • Sober living program: When some individuals complete treatment, they feel they still need support to manage cravings and avoid triggers that may arise from their home environment. Sober living homes allow individuals to make a smoother transition to living a sober lifestyle by providing community support and accountability while encouraging independence and growth.

By offering a complete spectrum of care, we give individuals struggling with drug or alcohol abuse the resources they need to overcome the disease of addiction. Reach out to us today at 949.570.7600 to learn more and start on the path to recovery.