Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs in FloridaPeter H2022-03-23T16:44:45+00:00
Receive treatment without having to be admitted as an inpatient with our intensive outpatient treatments in Florida. You’ll get the main benefits of inpatient treatment while maintaining a more flexible lifestyle.
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Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) or intensive outpatient services treat a variety of addiction disorders while allowing the patient to continue to live at home. You’ll be able to participate in normal day-to-day activities while undergoing an addiction treatment program.
Because IOPs are not residential treatment programs, they are recommended most often to those with less severe disorders and little to no history of mental health issues who are not in need of detoxification and live in a stable, supportive home environment.
Typically, these guidelines are met by adolescents or those with children or jobs that keep them from being able to attend residential treatment. That being said, IOPs are still intensive and highly effective in treating those struggling with less severe addiction.
While living at home, patients will receive treatment at least three times a week for a minimum of three hours per visit depending on the specific program.
Our intensive outpatient therapy programs in Florida offer many of the same services as residential programs but may emphasize some forms of treatment over others.
Usually, these programs serve as a step down from residential programs in the process of recovery, but many who do not need monitoring around the clock will also participate. Because there is no 24-hour supervision in IOPs, there is less focus on medical rehabilitation and more focus on behavioral therapy.
Group therapy is extremely common in IOPs and is often at the center of most intensive outpatient programs. From family counseling to relapse prevention groups and emotional support groups, group therapy helps patients reclaim the skills used in socialization with those who do not trigger or encourage addiction.
Besides providing a supportive environment with others who are going through the same struggles, group therapy also facilitates relationships between those further along in the process and those new to it.
The presence of someone who has been through an IOP encourages those just beginning to push forward as they see someone who is making progress.
Additionally, therapists and those leading recovery sessions are able to teach new skills to a larger group of people who can then help each other along the way. The sense of community that is built with group therapy is essential to productive recovery and a return to civil society.
While there are different types of group therapies (skills-development, psychoeducation, refusal training, relapse prevention, family, etc.), groups can also be specialized to any affinity group the patient may identify with. There are LGBTQ+ groups, gender specific groups, addiction specific groups and more.
Rather than focus on the community aspect of recovery, individual treatment delves more into the cause for the behavior driving addiction and preventing rehabilitation. One-on-one conversations often allow the patient to open up more than in group sessions where the pressure of being faced by many might be too large.
While most IOPs place most of their focus on group therapy, individual therapy is still present in most IOPs weekly.
Despite IOPs acting primarily as a step down from residential programs, medical treatment is still offered as an option in the recovery process.
The use of medications will not play as large of a part in an IOP as it may have in detoxification or inpatient programs. However, medication management is still a service offered in intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment.
Like residential treatment centers, IOPs offer other forms of treatment than group and individual therapy.
Less common treatments such as music therapy, art-focused therapy, and outdoor therapy are often complementary. But, because therapists must be trained specifically for each of these alternative methods, not every IOP will have access to them.
Additionally, support groups such as Anonymous groups are recommended by IOPs and often meet in the very same facilities that group and individual therapy takes place. This way, access to these groups is offered and therefore encouraged for those in recovery.
Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
IOPs are a great way for those who have experienced residential treatment to begin re-entering society. Patients regain their autonomy—they are able to live at home, spend time with family and begin to participate in social activities once again. IOPs allow patients to enjoy outside life once more while still partaking in a structured daily schedule that continues to treat their addiction.
It is dangerous for many to completely re-enter society directly after inpatient treatment because of the risks of relapse, so IOPs are often a part of the recovery process. In contrast to inpatient programs, IOPs are less expensive while still maintaining effectiveness. While outpatient treatment must be sustained, in some cases, for months, the hours are much less demanding than inpatient rehabilitation and allow for the individual to regain control of their life independently.
How We Make a Difference
Your Florida intensive outpatient treatment program will provide you with the resources, support, and environment you need for recovery.
A Calm and Safe Environment
Desert Rose Recovery’s facilities are safe, relaxing environments for patients. You won’t have to worry about addiction triggers or shaming. Our staff and community are mindful of the struggles you go through and understand that shame and guilt aren’t conducive to recovery.
In creating your intensive outpatient therapy program, our team takes all considerations into account. You’ll have a program tailored to your needs that will address your symptoms as well as the underlying causes of your addiction to help you make significant changes to your life.
You may feel that your substance abuse disorder has permanently altered your life, but know that you can recover what you’ve lost. With evidence-based treatment, you’ll experience lasting recovery and health, avoid relapses, and learn how to deal with your condition more productively.
At Desert Rose Recovery, you’ll form friendships with our staff and community that go beyond treatments. You’ll meet individuals facing similar problems with their life. One day, you may find yourself being the one helping another with their addiction problems.
Our Other Treatment Services
In addition to intensive outpatient treatments in Florida, we provide the following treatment options: