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Why IOP Treatment is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | By stodzy

Why IOP Treatment is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Intensive outpatient programs – or IOP treatment – are a fantastic alternative for people who do not want or need residential care, providing people with access to comprehensive treatment while living at their regular home address.

Why IOP Treatment Is a Good Option For You

The drug treatment process includes three separate yet integrated phases: detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare. While detox programs help people to stop using drugs and alcohol in a safe medical setting, detox does little to address the psychological undercurrents of drug addiction. Extended rehabilitation and aftercare are always recommended, with inpatient and outpatient programs both widely available.

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What is IOP Treatment?

Intensive outpatient programs provide the best of both worlds, offering intensive structured treatment in a flexible and affordable package. Depending on the individual and substance in question, outpatient programs provide a range of medical and psychotherapeutic programs that tackle all aspects of substance abuse. Medication therapy is often needed to treat physical drug dependencies, including alcoholism, prescription opiate dependence, and heroin addiction. Psychotherapy programs are also initiated to address the emotional and social aspects of drug addiction, including family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational enhancement programs.

Benefits of IOP Treatment

Outpatient drug rehab is an important aspect of substance abuse treatment. While inpatient programs provide a more comprehensive level of care, they are more expensive and less flexible than comparable outpatient programs. People attending outpatient programs are able to live at home for the duration of treatment, meaning they can carry out their regular home and work commitments while in therapy. This has a number of practical and psychological benefits, with people much less likely to relapse when they have stable employment, stable accommodation, and access to family support networks. IOP is also more affordable than residential care, making it more accessible to people in need.

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment

Before entering a drug rehab program, it’s important to understand the difference between inpatient and outpatient care. Also known as residential care, inpatient programs involve an intensive live-in arrangement for the duration of the program, which can last from a couple of weeks to a few months. There are two primary levels of inpatient care, with residential hospitalization involving 24-hour access to medications and inpatient rehab providing less intensive support. Outpatient care offers a less intensive alternative, including partial hospitalization and outpatient rehab. During a typical outpatient program, the patient lives at their usual domestic address while attending treatment sessions on a periodic basis.

Relapse Prevention and Aftercare

Relapse is a common outcome of drug addiction, with dedicated measures needed to reduce relapse rates and ensure long-term recovery. Outpatient programs, including IOP, are designed to help people transition between rehab and everyday life. Most aftercare programs attempt to reduce relapse rates through cognitive and behavioral methods, including mindfulness training, trigger recognition strategies, and ongoing family therapy. While most relapse prevention systems are based on psychotherapy, intensive outpatient programs may also help people find suitable employment, training, and accommodation opportunities.

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