If you are suffering from addiction issues, there are many treatment plans available to take advantage of. The best type of treatment plan to follow will depend on your lifestyle as well as the severity of your addiction/alcoholism. For now, let’s take a quick look at the benefits of intensive outpatient programs (IOP).
What is an intensive outpatient program?
IOP Delray Beach allows clients to take part in substance abuse therapy without having to reside in the treatment facility. This means that a person can work and tend to family responsibilities during the hours of the day and night he or she is not in class receiving treatment. There are many types of intensive outpatient programs, some of which require clients to only come in three to five days a week for treatment. Others, however, require clients to attend treatment five to seven days a week.
During the hours of the day or evening that clients are receiving treatment, the exact type of treatment will vary. For some clients, treatment will consist of one-on-one counseling sessions and various group therapy classes. For others, intensive outpatient treatment may consist of only group therapy.
Choosing between inpatient and outpatient programs
A person who takes part in residential inpatient treatment will be monitored and supervised at all times and will not be allowed to leave the facility without permission. If given permission, overnight stays are typically not granted. In an intensive outpatient program, however, clients are allowed to leave on a daily basis and stay at home or work if they choose; this type of program provides a lot of flexibility and is ideal for those who want to keep an existing job and/or continue raising their children while receiving treatment.
If you are choosing between inpatient and outpatient treatment, there are several factors you need to take into consideration. For starters, you need to have your addiction issues assessed by a qualified substance abuse counselor and follow his or her recommendations. Furthermore, you should consider whether or not you can afford to take off work to attend inpatient treatment. If you can’t, then outpatient treatment will be an excellent alternative. Even better is that intensive outpatient treatment can usually be attended either during the day or the evening hours, making it convenient for you to receive the treatment you are in need of.
Treating addiction and alcoholism is an ongoing process and requires you to be honest, open, and willing to do whatever it takes to stay clean. With intensive outpatient treatment, you can learn about various ways of staying sober.