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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

What Is IOP?

Sunspire Health's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) can be the next level of care after a client completes residential treatment or a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). In some locations, clients can start treatment at the IOP level of care. In IOP, clients attend rehabilitation sessions at a facility 3-5 times a week for 3-4 hours per session while living at home. Individuals are able to regularly see and communicate with their friends and family during this time, which provides additional support during recovery. IOP continues to address the physical and psychological causes and effects of addiction with integrated treatment methods that combine evidence-based, adventure and holistic therapies.

During IOP, a client will attend individual therapy sessions, family therapy sessions and support group sessions with others on the path to recovery. Medical professionals at an IOP center may administer medication, depending on their assessment of the individual's needs. Those in treatment at one of our IOPs are strongly urged to continue to receive additional support by attending a community based self-help program such as 12-Step meetings, this serves as an additional support system in place for when triggers and stressors from outside influences could challenge their recent sobriety.

Who Needs IOP?

There are two common ways for a client seeking addiction treatment to enroll in an IOP. A person may be leaving residential treatment and would benefit from the continued structured support of regular treatment sessions, so he or she will enroll in an IOP to help him or her adjust to daily activity while still being held accountable for attending meetings and maintaining sobriety. Alternately, a person with a mild, non-life-threatening addiction who does not require round-the-clock medical supervision may be referred directly to an IOP.

An IOP may not be the best choice if for someone if he or she:

  • Is trying to become sober for the first time
  • Does not yet have the experience or tools necessary to go through everyday tasks and responsibilities without giving in to his/her addictive substance or behavior
  • Has a severe addiction and may require medical detox
  • Is a threat to others and/or has a troubling home life
  • Has or may have a co-occurring mental health disorder
  • Has not had success with outpatient treatment programs or support groups in the past

Residential treatment is strongly recommended in these cases to provide 24/7 intensive care for as long as the patient is enrolled in a rehabilitation program. When seeking addiction treatment, it is of utmost importance to pick the best program for a patient's needs to greatly reduce the risk of relapse.

Why Begin IOP with Sunspire Health?

At Sunspire Health, we are committed to helping individuals achieve long-term sobriety. Ongoing non-residential care is strongly recommended for lifetime recovery so our clients have the treatment, therapies, and tools necessary to overcome barriers to sobriety. In our IOP, clients can expect:

  • Individual and group counseling sessions, addressing the patient's needs and personal experiences
  • Board Certified medical professionals and addiction specialists who will design an individualized recovery plan and monitor progress
  • Psychoeducational workshops and presentations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • The development of essential sober living tools and skills
  • A high ratio of medical professionals to patients for personalized, specialized care
  • Medication-assisted treatment support available, if necessary
How to Begin IOP with Sunspire Health

The first step to a life in recovery is getting information about how to care for yourself or a loved one affected by addiction. Sunspire Health currently offers IOP at four centers:

To begin an intensive outpatient program, call our admissions counselors at 877-200-HELP. Every clients's needs are different, and to ensure you or a loved one receive the best care possible, we need to learn more so we know how to help. We are here around-the-clock to answer any questions or concerns you may have about admissions and insurance or payment options. Your call is confidential and free. Let us help you get the treatment you need to recover!