Intensive outpatient treatment is often utilized for individuals who are ready to seek help for their substance use but can’t commit to a residential program or those who are transitioning out of a more intensive level of care but still need ongoing support. Regardless of the reason, IOPs can help clients stay on track in their recovery while introducing more independence and flexibility than other treatment options can offer. Everyone finds their own unique path toward recovery, but an IOP may be ideal for:
At True Recovery, you will undergo an initial assessment and psychiatric evaluation to determine if you are an IOP candidate. You will then devote some time to regimented recovery activities through individualized or group process therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other proven methods. Additional treatments you may experience in IOP may include:
IOP schedules are flexible to accommodate busy schedules, and treatments are offered several times a week for a few hours each day. Those who undergo IOP treatment are typically assigned to small groups of peers and skilled professionals, who then serve as your primary support network. Together, you’ll work toward sobriety, build self-esteem, and learn important life skills by participating in a variety of therapeutic activities based on your goals and needs.
If an intensive outpatient program is right for you, this level of care can be very beneficial compared to other treatment options. Residential programs are often recommended for those in early recovery who can make it work, but sometimes it just isn’t practical or necessary. If this is your situation, or you’ve recently completed inpatient treatment and want ongoing care, lifelong recovery is possible with an IOP since it provides the following benefits:
Your individualized IOP treatment plan will be designed to provide these benefits and help you keep moving forward in recovery. With numerous techniques for healing and ongoing support from peers, providers, and alumni, you’ll always receive the care you need to achieve lasting sobriety.
After IOP, what comes next will depend on a variety of factors, such as your recovery goals and progress. Some clients choose to transition into a less intensive outpatient program, while others may opt for extended care services such as 12-step or SMART support, medication management, and ongoing therapy. Since you’re already used to independent living and a flexible program, transitioning into a lighter treatment schedule is often seamless as long as you have a stable and supportive home environment. If you participate in care after IOP, you will continue to maintain a relationship with your counselors, addiction specialists, and other members of your recovery team but will take the initiative in setting treatment goals, practicing coping skills, and further developing healthy habits that promote long-term sobriety. This allows you to take charge of your recovery and acquire the tools you’ll need to maintain it after treatment, especially when confronted by triggers, cravings, and other obstacles.
At True Recovery, we understand there is no one right way to heal. That’s why we offer multiple groups and approaches that resonate with clients with various beliefs, interests, and backgrounds. As individuals find their own path to recovery, our role is to support and guide them rather than insist on one particular ideology. In addition to the traditional 12-step method, we also offer alternative approaches such as SMART Recovery and LifeRing Secular Recovery.
SMART Recovery is a program that utilizes evidence-based techniques to help those struggling with substance use. Participants attend meetings and learn self-reliance, coping skills, and more as they develop the inner ability to change destructive habits and live a fulfilling life. Instead of focusing on being “powerless” or relying on a higher power, SMART Recovery empowers individuals and utilizes a Four Point Program to help them maintain their sobriety.
LifeRing Secular Recovery believes that each individual is best equipped to design their own approach to recovery. Participants are supported by like-minded peers who are working to achieve their own recovery goals and attend meetings for advice, guidance, and information. Following specific steps or achieving a spiritual awakening is not required, as LifeRing emphasizes sobriety via peer support and a personal recovery plan.
Both during and after IOP, recovery groups such as the 12-steps, SMART Recovery or LifeRing can help you remain committed to the goal of long-term sobriety and provide support when you need it most. Attending meetings can also help you connect with recovery-oriented peers, form healthy relationships and provide a fresh perspective that can help you understand your problems in a new way.
At True Recovery in Orange County, groups are kept small to ensure that you get the individualized care that you deserve. Since every addiction is different, you will follow a customized treatment plan designed by highly-trained professionals who can determine the underlying causes of your substance abuse and develop a treatment plan.
In addition, our goal-focused approach is unique. We encourage you to work toward a dream you might not have thought possible, such as furthering your education, starting on a new career path, or rebuilding relationships with family and friends, and use this goal to motivate your recovery.
With the help of supportive peers and our compassionate team, you can transform yourself and adopt personal philosophies that can serve as the bedrock of the rest of your life. Contact us today at our Newport Beach facility to get started or give us a call at (844) 720-8869.