What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Intensive outpatient treatment is an intense and focused program designed to start you on the road to recovery while still allowing you to attend to your daily responsibilities, such as work, school, or taking care of your family. This type of treatment addresses not only your struggle with addiction, but also addresses the underlying issues and traumas that often contribute to the addictive behavior. While attending an intensive outpatient treatment program, you will complete between 10-12 hours of individual and group therapy sessions per week. You will be able to turn to experienced therapists and certified addictions counselors for guidance and support, and learn how to reach out to your community of peers when you are struggling.
In order to provide clients with a comprehensive treatment experience, therapists practice a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as Expressive therapy, Narrative therapy, Behavioral therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychotherapy, EMDR, and family counseling. In addition, intensive outpatient treatment programs offer a variety of groups during both daytime and evening hours, including:
- Relapse Prevention
- Creative Arts
- Bible Study
- Women’s Process groups
- Men’s Process groups
- Big Book Step Study
- Educational Classes
Who is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for?
Intensive outpatient treatment is for anyone struggling with alcoholism and addiction. As opposed to inpatient treatment, outpatient allows you to continue to work, go to school, or take care of your family while seeking help. Intensive outpatient treatment is also a more affordable alternative for those who are unable to pay for inpatient treatment. Early sobriety can be an emotional and challenging time for someone recovering from addiction. Intensive outpatient can provide a safe environment in which you can process the past, address the present, and look towards the future.
For those who have already completed an inpatient treatment program and are looking to ease the transition back into the “real world,” intensive outpatient programs offer the necessary support and ongoing therapy vital to recovery. As challenges present themselves in your daily activities and interactions, you will be able to fall back on your support system at your intensive outpatient program for guidance. Studies have shown that those who follow up inpatient treatment with intensive outpatient treatment are more likely to stay sober.
How Recovering Souls Can Help
Recovering Souls has researched intensive outpatient programs across the country and can place you or a loved one in a program today. Whether you are looking for a Christian program or would prefer a non faith based approach to treatment, Recovering Souls can help. We have compiled an extensive network of treatment centers and will find the one that will work best for you. Being in recovery ourselves, we understand that this may be an overwhelming and difficult time in your life. We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding treatment.
It is never too soon or too late to get help. Contact Recovering Souls today.