Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Man With a Job Participating in Intensive Outpatient ProgramWhen it comes to getting help for a drug abuse or addiction problem, there are multiple options available for men. One option that’s both effective and popular is an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Below is some information that can help you determine if an IOP is right for you.

What Are Intensive Outpatient Programs?

When seeking substance abuse treatment, there’s plenty to consider before you can get help. One choice is whether you want to stay on-site at a rehab center or continue living at home. Making this decision will help you determine if you need a residential inpatient or outpatient program.

IOPs focus on getting people the help that they need while letting them continue to live at home. Some people benefit when they can go home at the end of the day to family support. People in an intensive outpatient program still visit the rehab facility on a regular basis. These programs typically involve multiple visits per week to take part in therapy sessions.

While IOPs are a great option for many people, understand that they aren’t for everyone. Individuals with a chronic drug abuse history usually do better in controlled environments. Also, sometimes relationships between family members are toxic and add more stress. In these situations, inpatient is a better choice.

Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Both inpatient and outpatient programs have pros and cons. People who seek drug and alcohol addiction treatment have to choose which one works best for them. For those who are unsure about which program to enroll in, most rehab centers can offer advice. Some of the benefits of an intensive outpatient program include:

  • Lower cost compared to inpatient programs
  • Allows men to continue living at home
  • Still gives people access to expert help when they need it
  • Great choice for people who need a flexible treatment schedule
  • Gives people the option to continue to work or go to school while receiving treatment

What to Look for in Intensive Outpatient Programs

There’s a lot that goes into picking the right intensive outpatient program. Thankfully, there are a few key features that people can look for to narrow their choices. For example, they should always make sure that the rehab center has some level of accreditation. This means that an independent governing body like the Joint Commission has determined that a facility exceeds national or international healthcare quality standards.

What kind of holistic activities does the rehab center offer to enhance the treatment process? Some rehab centers offer more than others. Drug rehab isn’t an easy task to undertake. Having access to some relaxing amenities helps reduce the stress of the entire process.

While cost sometimes factors into the equation, the Affordable Care Act currently mandates that insurance companies have to cover at least a portion of your treatment. That said, insurance companies prefer to work with accredited facilities. To determine your coverage, most of these facilities can verify your insurance either in person or online.

Serenity Lodge Provides Compassionate Care Men Can Count On

At Serenity Lodge in California, we focus on putting the needs of our Guests first. Just as no two individuals took the same path to addiction, we realize that no two men will have the exact same needs. While our intensive outpatient program is the best option for many men, we offer multiple levels of care to effectively combat addiction, including:

At each level of care, we offer a number of evidence-based, 12-step-based therapy approaches for individuals to get the most out of treatment. Our first-class, male-only facility also provides meditation and nutrition therapy as well.

Don’t let the stress and fear of addiction keep you from getting the help that you need. Visit Serenity Lodge now to let us lead you down the path of recovery. Call us today at 866-379-4365 for more information.