When you have decided to seek treatment for a substance use disorder, you will discover various treatment options. Residential addiction treatment is a popular choice for many but not always necessary or convenient. An intensive outpatient program, or IOP, is an excellent option if you do not require 24-hour care or cannot walk away from your daily responsibilities. An intake specialist can help you determine whether or not it is a good option for your treatment needs and goals.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s IOP offers the same unique, non-12-step approach to recovery as our residential treatment program with greater flexibility and accessibility. For some, our IOP is a step down from our residential or partial hospitalization programs. For others, it is the first step on the road to recovery. Our IOP provides intensive, structured drug and alcohol treatment curated to accommodate your work and family responsibilities. Call 833.551.2304 to learn more.
What Are the Types of Outpatient Treatment?
Outpatient treatment for substance use disorders allows clients to live at home or in another supportive environment, such as a sober living house, and maintain their daily commitments while receiving treatment. Outpatient treatment settings can vary, and there are different levels of care, including:
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP) – PHP is the highest level of outpatient treatment. Clients receive intensive, structured treatment for up to 30 hours per week and enjoy the same amenities as residential treatment. Because of the name, there is a misconception that PHP takes place in a hospital setting, but it does not. The treatment staff includes medical and clinical professionals. PHP is ideal for clients who do not require 24-hour supervision yet need a high level of support and supervision.
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP) – An IOP is essentially a scaled-back version of PHP. Clients receive the same intensive treatment and live outside of the treatment facility. However, the time commitment is less, usually between 10 and 20 hours per week, depending upon need. The flexibility of an IOP makes it convenient; however, clients must consider whether or not they can manage the temptation and triggers they will be exposed to.
- Standard outpatient program (OP) – Standard OP is the least intensive level of care. OP typically consists of individual or group therapy sessions between one and three times per week. OP treatment provides extra support to help clients maintain their sobriety. Most clients in standard OP have previously gone through more intensive treatment. OP can include the use of telerecovery services.
No matter which level of treatment you need, the best first step toward recovery is a medical detox program where you’ll receive the help you need to get through withdrawals in a secure, supportive environment. With your body free of physical dependency, you can focus on uncovering and healing from the root causes of your substance use disorder.
5 Benefits of Outpatient Rehab
Because clients have access to alcohol and drugs outside of sessions, outpatient treatment is best for individuals with mild to moderate SUD, who have a supportive home environment, and are committed to finding lasting recovery. There are numerous benefits to an outpatient drug or alcohol rehab program, including:
- Affordability – Inpatient rehab is expensive, and many people do not have the insurance, savings, or ability to lose their income to attend. Outpatient rehab programs are less costly and allow you to keep working.
- Flexibility – Outpatient programs allow you to fit treatment into your schedule so you can meet the demands of family, work, and other responsibilities.
- Peer support network – Outpatient programs offer peer and community support from like-minded people with similar goals who can provide understanding, feedback, and encouragement.
- Support from loved ones – Support from friends and family is vital to recovery. Family therapy in outpatient rehab guides and supports the whole family, not just the individual in treatment.
- Real-life practice – Outpatient rehab allows you to practice the skills and techniques you are learning in treatment right away, helping you incorporate them into daily life. Therapists can provide feedback to help you master these skills as you report daily what is and is not working.
Effective outpatient drug rehab programs utilize a holistic approach, with proven effective evidence-based therapies designed to treat the body, mind, and spirit, all of which are damaged by addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Discover Effective Outpatient Rehab at Gulf Breeze Recovery
At Gulf Breeze Recovery, we treat more than just the symptoms of substance use disorders. Our holistic, non-12-step approach aims to provide comprehensive healing for clients and families impacted by substance abuse and addiction. Call 833.551.2304 to learn more about your treatment options, including our intensive outpatient program.