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What Is Intensive Outpatient Therapy?

Everything You Wanted to Know About Intensive Outpatient Therapy Programs

Seeking treatment for drug abuse, alcoholism, or an eating disorder is scary! More so, picking the right treatment program is important. However, different people gravitate toward different types of programs. Some clients prefer inpatient treatment, while others like partial hospitalization and still others get the most from intensive outpatient treatment(IOP). For those who are considering IOP, the next question is what exactly is intensive outpatient therapy?

Services Offered by Established IOP’s:

  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Access and Understanding of Community Resources
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Group and Individual Counseling
  • Alcohol and Drug Recovery Education
  • Skill Development Activities and Groups
  • Introduction to Community and Peer Recovery Support
  • Family Program/Family Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Training
  • Legal, Educational, and Vocational Mediation and Coordination
  • Aftercare Planning
  • Spirituality Awareness Education and Therapy
  • Successful Transition Training
  • Regular Progress Assessments and Analysis
  • Extensive Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Breath Work

Clinical Staff and Care

It’s common for alcoholics and addicts to form therapeutic relationships throughout treatment. Furthermore, these relationships are extremely important to the growth of the client. However, the relationship which emerges between the therapist and client should remain confidential. A good intensive outpatient therapy program is one where therapeutic relationships are treated with the utmost importance.

Additionally, new clients may require medical assistance if experiencing drug or alcohol withdrawal, or other health complications. A good intensive outpatient program will be able to offer medical care or provide access to medical care.

Clients Needs

In general, all clients should be treated with the utmost respect, comfort, and trust from the IOP staff.

Next, client screening is mandatory in establishing treatment plans for each individual client and how their needs will be addressed. If additional help is needed, other recommendations should be discussed. Contact between family members should always be part of a client’s treatment.

Additionally, being linked to a sober community is also a big help. Being able to treat each client and help with their aftercare plan and transition from treatment to life is also vitally important.

Finally, recreational programming has proven to help with client growth. For example, art, yoga, meditation, and music. These types of programs, or similar ones, should be offered as a part of your intensive outpatient therapy based on the client population.

Is IOP Therapy really worth the money?

Is Lighthouse a Good IOP?

Lighthouse Recovery Institute has completely individualized outpatient treatment. Above all, to be successful in treating substance abuse or eating disorders, clinicians need to get down to the root causes. In response to client needs, we offer a structured, unique, and individualized outpatient program. Also, clients are required to participate in all groups deemed clinically necessary.

Further, there’s a no-tolerance policy with the use of drugs and alcohol. Clients will be drug and alcohol tested to ensure this policy is upheld, as well as the safety of other clients.

Many of our staff are in long-term recovery. Moreover, we know what it’s like to be unable to stop binge drinking or compulsively using drugs. Let us show you another way, a sober way.

Lighthouse Recovery Institute: Guiding You to a Brighter Tomorrow


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