Intensive Outpatient Alcohol Treatment (IOP) is a solution for anyone facing a problem with alcohol. If you suspect that your drinking is affecting your life, Discovery Transitions can help. Alcoholism is characterized by the inability to control your drinking and your inability to abstain. Alcoholism is a progressive disease. However, the drinker doesn’t recognize that they have crossed a threshold until after they have lost the ability to stop. Meanwhile, the negative consequences of drinking continue to pile up and become astonishingly difficult to solve.
Intensive Outpatient Program for Alcohol Abuse
Discovery Transitions’ intensive outpatient program for alcohol abuse can help you turn things around. Through group sessions, individual counseling, and 12-step work, we help you get to the heart of the matter. We address any underlying issues and help you to heal at a fundamental level.
Alcoholism refers to a disease of loneliness. The problem-drinker often drinks to a point of isolation and can feel alone even in the company of others. Relationships are damaged, health is ignored, and life can seem like a “me-against-the-world” ordeal. Intensive outpatient therapy will bring you to a new way of looking at yourself and the world. Your new and deeper understanding will relieve the stress and frustration of coping with everyday life. As this new perspective develops, alcohol will lose its grip on you.
Discovery Transitions’ Intensive Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program
Despite the discomforts of quitting drinking, it’s easier to stop than to stay stopped, so our intensive outpatient treatment program for alcohol focuses at first on the difficulty of remaining abstinent. Because of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, a variety of symptoms arise that can lead the recovering alcoholic back to a drink. Mood swings, irritability and impatience, disturbed sleep, low enthusiasm, tiredness, anger, and frustration could cause you to drink. Without help, the inevitable relapse can result in another cycle of problem drinking and its consequences. Most relapses are worse than the previous one and are quickly followed with remorse.
Discovery Transitions’ IOP will help you deal with the symptoms of PAWS, essentially enabling you to cope with them until, as recovery progresses, they subside. Eventually, life’s challenges will be just that: the ups and downs of existence that most people accept and respond to appropriately, and you will too.
Often, alcoholism goes hand-in-hand with drug problems, and Discovery Transitions offers an intensive outpatient program for substance abuse. Each client receives an individualized treatment plan by taking a preliminary assessment.
Discovery Transitions’ intensive outpatient treatment program for alcohol matches or exceeds nationally accepted standards, and it utilizes a combination of proven strategies. Group sessions and individual counseling make up the core of the program. Physical and mental health, coping strategies, family and interpersonal issues, relapse prevention and creative play are all part of the healing process. At its core is an emphasis on developing a new outlook, spiritual in nature, which will do far more than simply solve your alcohol problem.