With the right type and level of treatment, it is possible to gain more control over addiction and dependence, as well as work to recover your life. Without a doubt, it is critical for you to get the level of care you need. For many people, this starts with a medical detox. From there, it carries over into residential treatment. Yet, at that point, you may not be done with treatment. That’s okay. With an intensive outpatient program (IOP), you can continue to receive the type and level of care you need but do so from home. For some people, this is critical.
At America’s Rehab Campuses, it is possible to gain more insight and support from a progressive level of treatment for addiction. Our team can provide you with an assessment to help you learn just how ready you are to move on with leaving inpatient treatment and moving toward outpatient care. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your options to learn more about the options available.
Assessing Your Needs for Continued Care
For men and women battling addiction, it is hard to know when you are ready to enter into life again and start “living” without substances. This can be a very careful walk. It does not have to be a specific date when you no longer need care. Rather, most people progress through a series of steps downs in care until they are handling most of their needs well on their own.
When you are ready to leave addiction treatment through an inpatient treatment center, you and your therapists, medical doctors, and others will assess your needs and determine what the next steps are. They may suggest IOP instead of no longer receiving care. In fact, this is standard and typically provides an excellent benefit to most people.
Why IOP Can Matter
There are various reasons and benefits to IOP after completing an inpatient treatment program. It can provide a wide range of tools to help you to move from where you are into a good place. Here are some things to expect.
Embrace Life with Support
One of the core benefits of using IOP is that it allows you to get back home with your family and friends but still have you coming in for treatment on a regular basis. That means that when you start to have problems with people or trouble getting back to work, you can talk about it with your therapist right away. This provides you with a way to step back, work through the challenge with help, and stay on the right track.
Reducing the Intensity of Treatment
Inpatient treatment limits your ability to function in the world, and with good reason. It is a time for you to work on healing and recovery while focusing solely on yourself. Now that you are in a better place, you can begin to take on more of your responsibilities and step back into your life. The key here is that you are able to have more freedom to live life the way you want, as long as you can maintain a level of sobriety that is necessary.
Family Support Is Back
Another one of the benefits of IOP is that it creates an opportunity for your family to start supporting you again. That means you can start to feel more care and compassion from those you know and love. This is an opportunity for your family, too, to learn about your drug and alcohol addiction. It helps them to start playing a role in your recovery process.
You Can Get Back to Work
Some people who are in IOP are able to go back to work. That means back to building their careers and carving out their life for themselves. At the same time, there is ample support available to you. That means you can ensure that you are getting the therapy you need while you are taking on those responsibilities. It has to be done in the right manner to keep you from becoming overwhelmed.
Let Our Team Work with You
America’s Rehab Campuses is designed to provide you with the support and guidance you need. To do that, we offer a wide range of drug and alcohol treatment programs to support your recovery. IOP is one of them. When you call us to set up an appointment, we can start working on an assessment for you. This allows us to create a plan to address your individual needs.
There is no risk in reaching out to our team to learn more about our services and the level of care we can offer to you. Do not wait any longer to get the type and level of care you need.