Deciding to get help for drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most important decisions for a person’s future. Knowing what type of help to get can be a challenge. For some, an intensive output program (IOP) may be the best choice. It creates an opportunity to live at home and receive the level of care needed. An intensive outpatient program is one of the luxury addiction treatment programs we offer at United Recovery Project.
What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
IOP is one of the options available for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It’s designed to meet the needs of those with a milder addiction or who have already gone through treatment programs in the past and need some added support. This program enables a person to live at home, spending most nights in their home but spending numerous hours most days of the week in treatment. IOP is not right for everyone. For those who have dependence and an inability to stop using drugs or alcohol, drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment may be the first step.
Those who may be able to engage in an IOP program as a first step may be those who:
- Have a drug-free location to live in
- Have ample support from others who will help to support abstinence
- Can stop using without feeling intense cravings or those willing to use medications to help control this
- Individuals committed to treatment and able to get to and from treatment reliably for the next several months
- People who are willing to make significant changes and engage in therapy fully
What Can You Expect from Our IOP in South Florida?
During treatment, you will work with a clinician as well as in groups. This type of therapy focuses on every facet of the healing process. That includes healing from the physical damage caused by addiction, the mental health disorders present, and the emotional turmoil it’s created.
The process of therapy often works to identify why a person uses drugs and alcohol. This may include understanding past trauma, poor stress management skills, or other causes. Understanding why addiction happens isn’t always possible.
In an intensive outpatient program, a person also gains skills to help them live a long, healthy life that is drug-free. Some of these skills include learning how to spot triggers, or experiences, people, or things that encourage you to use drugs. It may also mean learning life skills so you can build a better future. Some people also spend a lot of time working on family relationships.
What Therapy Is Provided in an Intensive Outpatient Program in Florida?
It is always important to have access to a wide range of therapies during treatment. This combination of evidence-based therapy and holistic therapy can help a person truly recover from their experiences. At United Recovery Project, we offer a range of addiction therapy programs to support you, including:
- Equine therapy programs
- Art therapy program
- Music therapy program
- Health and wellness programs
- Fitness therapy programs
Each program teaches something new and provides skills to help you manage your symptoms carefully. For example, many people benefit from an equine therapy program because it helps build confidence and teach new skills. It can also be helpful in building skills in managing responsibilities as well as problem-solving.
If you feel that IOP is the right decision for you, the first step is assessing a drug and treatment program like ours.
Get Help Today by Calling United Recovery Project
You don’t have to know if an intensive outpatient program is the right choice for you right now. Rather, you have to call United Recovery Project to learn more about our treatment programs and resources like:
Let our team provide a full assessment to determine what type of treatment is best in your case. To learn more, call 954.429.5026 or connect with us online today.