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Your Options for Intensive Outpatient Programs

We want you to find the addiction treatment that will encourage long-term recovery. Having options like inpatient and intensive outpatient program (IOP) is important because each person’s experience with addiction is different.

We understand it can be difficult to envision yourself or your loved one in a treatment program that lasts 45 days or 90 days. Intensive outpatient rehab allows you to live at home while traveling to the facility a few times a week to participate in treatment.

An effective approach to intensive outpatient care emphasizes educating and building a strong support network. Having a strong support network with group therapy sessions and sponsorship programs are key for IOP. In active addiction, the person tends to feel cut-off or isolated forced to deal with stressors and cravings all by themselves.

Intensive outpatient surrounds the recovering addict with people who care about them, understand what they are dealing with, and encourage them to stay strong.

Intensive outpatient emphasizes educating about addiction as a disease. During this type of program, you or your loved one may engage in these types of activities:

  • identifying relapse triggers
  • identifying unhealthy relationships
  • relapse prevention techniques
  • introduction to the 12 steps
  • practice effective communication, and management of stress

These skills can help your loved one learn how to best stay on the recovery journey throughout his or her life.

We want to help you learn more about your options for intensive outpatient programs. Please give us a call today and we can help you find options.

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Intensive Outpatient Programs: Introducing Recovery to Your Life

Those who enroll into outpatient programs integrate their treatment program with their job, family, and/or school obligations. Not everyone needs the intense therapy, support and motivation that inpatient rehab offers. Those who seek treatment have different experiences with substance abuse and require different levels of treatment. Having different types of treatment plans help address individual needs and obligations. Those who must maintain a career or attending school full-time can also find recovery by establishing a strong outpatient program.

Outpatient programs do not offer the all-embracing medical and mental supervision that inpatient programs do. It is up to the recovering addict to stay motivated and refrain from using drugs or alcohol while they are not working with recovery staff. This may be easy for some, but for others this may not be the best road to go down. A struggle with a 5-year heroin addiction compared to a 18 month cocaine addiction may need a dedicated staff of professionals to get them through the hard times so they can enjoy the good ones. Knowing the difference between the two programs and what you need will ensure you make the right decision.

A Better Today Recovery Services knows how hard it is to fighting for what you want when your cravings feel overpowering. We are here to help motivate you to take control and find the help you need. No one deserves to live a life of drug abuse. Learn the skills you need with an intensive outpatient rehab today.

Maintaining Long-Lasting Sobriety with an Intensive Outpatient Program 

A Better Today Recovery Services believes that anything in life worth enjoying takes time and dedication. The journey through recovery is not easy, but it is worth the effort. Recovery does not begin when your loved one enters a treatment center. Further, recovery does not end when a person leaves treatment. That is why intensive outpatient programs are so important.

Intensive outpatient programs encourage long-lasting recovery by providing tours for sober living houses, getting you in touch with fellowships & sponsorships, holding meaningful group therapy sessions, and encouraging social events with others in recovery. Outpatient drug and alcohol rehabs can help people cope with life stressors and provide you with contacts for getting help that you need when you need it the most.

Trying to find a steady job, a place to live, and a stable group of friends can present challenges for those who are trying to recover from a substance abuse issue. Especially if abusing drugs with the wrong crowd is the main trigger that of your addiction. Attending outpatient rehab can surround you with the support you need for living a meaningful life of sobriety with those who care.

Many recovering addicts ask our therapists if there is an outpatient rehab near me so when they graduate treatment, they can continue to receive the support needed to remain sober.

In an intensive outpatient program, you evaluate and learn what triggers you to abuse drugs and how to effectively cope with that stress. There is no cure for addiction. A person’s addiction will always try to take control. Stress can build up from everyday stressors and having a sponsor or a strong network of friends in recovery will ensure that when you want to say no, you mean it with confidence and conviction.

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Education on addiction as a disease can empower you with confidence to say no to drug and/or alcohol abuse and mean it.

Education Empowers Sobriety

Outpatient programs offer educational group sessions about drug and alcohol abuse as a disease. When people have a better understanding of the sickness that is haunting them, they are empowered with the knowledge to fight back. There are too many people who are uneducated on the concept that addiction is a mental health disorder.

Those who do not suffer from addiction or alcoholism may think that people choose to take to drugs and alcohol in such an abundant amount. Constant drug and alcohol use can change the dopamine levels in a person’s brain developing a dependency. When that happens, their brain makes their body believe that they need to be wasted to feel good enough to operate through simple tasks.

The shame and guilt that go with the addiction cause that person to isolate themselves. By exploring the science behind the addictive brain, every recovering addict has the chance to overcome the trigger and practice the steps needed it for the craving to pass. It will always pass and knowing the science behind it will give you strength to rise about the craving.

Long-lasting recovery needs a strong foundation of knowledge. Intensive outpatient programs offer their patients the tools necessary for success. Reach out today for the support you need to make your life meaningful again.

Outpatient Programs: More Affordable without Compromise

A Better Today Recovery Services understands that considering and investing in substance abuse treatment is not cheap. That is why we want to help you find addiction treatment that meets you where you are. Whether you need a treatment program that accepts your private insurance, accepts Medicare or Medicaid, or offers services on a sliding fee scale, we can help you.

Whether you choose an inpatient program or an outpatient program, the important thing is that the person who is struggling gets the help they need. Some people who need treatment do not seek help because they think they cannot afford it; there is always help out there and A Better Today Recovery Services will find it for you.

Between the two, outpatient programs tend to be more affordable. Outpatient can be just as effective as inpatient given the right treatment facility. Intensive outpatient programs allow those who may not have the funds to complete a personalized inpatient program to still receive the treatment services within the constraints of their budget.

Important tools are learned in outpatient treatment and can be key to achieving a sober lifestyle. To help with the costs, most major insurance companies offer plans that will help with the expenses of treatment. We want you to get the best treatment that suits your needs, and we will do our best to help you find affordable care.

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Evening Intensive Outpatient Programs

Many treatment centers offer an intensive outpatient program as a part of aftercare to those who have completed the inpatient portion of treatment. IOP is included as a part of your treatment at ABTRS. These groups focus on relapse prevention and teach skills to navigate daily stressors related to jobs, relationships, school, and finances. IOP may also provide continued peer support, having this support system in place helps to prevent a relapse because you have a safe environment you can go to and talk about what you are going through. IOP is another tool that ABTRS uses to help you achieve a successful recovery.

Continued Outpatient Therapy

Patients are given the opportunity to continued individual sessions with their therapist after completion of treatment. The ability to receive continued therapeutic support from a professional allows you to extend focus on your needs with a therapist you already know and trust.These sessions can be vital to those suffering with co-occurring disorders as early recovery can be a very trying time. We want to make sure you have every available tool in order to overcome the disease of addiction and to live a joy filled life without the use of drugs or alcohol.

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Determining Your Treatment Needed Should be Made From Researching Reputable Sources

When considering investing in drug and alcohol treatment for you or your loved one, getting information that you can trust is important. It is vital to know where your information comes from and whether or not the information that you are learning will help you make life-changing decisions. ABTRS takes pride in providing knowledge from reputable sources that are up to date and relevant so when you make the decision to seek treatment for an addiction, you know exactly what will happen and how rehab is life changing. Check out the list below to learn more about where ABTRS got their information for this webpage.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Client’s Handbook: Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4154. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1994. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 8.) Chapter 3—Components of an Effective IOT Program. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64688/

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 47. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 06-4182. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006.

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