Written By: Fiona Stockard
Everything You Wanted to Know About Intensive Outpatient Programs
Seeking treatment for drug abuse, alcoholism, or an eating disorder is scary!
Picking the right treatment program is important. However, different people gravitate towards different types of programs. Some clients prefer inpatient treatment, while others like partial hospitalization, and still others get the most from intensive outpatient (IOP).
Services Offered by Established IOP’s:
-Individualized Treatment Planning
-Access and Understanding of Community Resources
-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
-Spirituality Awareness Education and Therapy
-Successful Transition Training
-Regular Progress Assessments and Analysis
-Extensive Drug and Alcohol Testing
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Clinical Staff and Care
It’s common for alcoholics and addicts to form therapeutic relationships throughout treatment. These relationships are extremely important to the growth of the client. The relationship which emerges between therapist and client should remain confidential. A good intensive outpatient program is one where therapeutic relationships are treated with the utmost importance.
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.
All clients should be treated with the utmost respect, comfort, and trust from IOP staff.
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.
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.
Recreational programs have been proven to help with client growth. Art, yoga, meditation, and music should be offered by your intensive outpatient.
Is Lighthouse a Good IOP?
Lighthouse Recovery Institute has seriously individualized outpatient treatment. To be successful in treating substance abuse or eating disorders, clinicians need to get down to the root causes. Lighthouse offers a structured, unique, and individualized outpatient program. Clients are required to participate in all groups deemed clinically necessary.
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. 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.
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