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After detox, it’s important to find ongoing support and treatment for addiction, as detox is only intended to help you break your physical dependence on a substance. For many people, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a natural step down into the next phase of addiction treatment after detox. 

IOP offers individualized treatment for addiction that will empower you to push through barriers that have held you back from achieving lasting sobriety. As you work through an IOP, you’ll gain important skills, tools, and receive support and accountability to maintain this new lifestyle.

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What is Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

Intensive outpatient rehab for drug and alcohol addiction is a very effective way to transition from inpatient to outpatient care. It also works well for individuals who can’t remove themselves from their home life, work, or school to spend 90 days in a long-term residential treatment center. 

While some outpatient addiction treatment programs only last a few weeks, intensive outpatient programs provide eight weeks (or more) of continued support. This allows for more extensive and comprehensive recovery support.

Instead of being housed in a residential center, people enrolled in IOP programs meet several times a week at a convenient location to attend group and individual counseling sessions. These frequent meetings provide the consistency and accountability needed to make real, lasting changes.

What Are the Benefits of IOP?

  • Flexible treatment options. IOP gives you the ability to live life while you pursue recovery. Whether you’re a parent, a student, or a professional, you can work toward your sobriety goals without neglecting your other obligations. You may also choose to complete online IOP, with convenient virtual group sessions you can access from anywhere.
  • Opportunities to apply relapse prevention skills every day. IOP also provides ample opportunity to apply the skills you’re learning in everyday life. With outpatient treatment, you may also have more support at home from family and friends who can help keep you accountable.
  • Develop long-term supportive relationships with others in recovery. An intensive outpatient program also gives you time to establish a community support group full of individuals who share similar struggles and life experiences. This community is a safe place where you can be open and vulnerable while exploring personal issues with others in recovery.
  • Lower cost. Often, inpatient residential drug and alcohol rehab is more expensive than outpatient rehab. IOP treatment is typically a lower cost option because you don’t need to pay for room and board.

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What Kind of Treatment Methods Are Used In Outpatient Rehab?

Intensive outpatient programs blend specialized therapies and treatment modalities to address all aspects of addiction recovery — from daily social interactions and internal thought processes to the science behind addiction. 

Our licensed addiction treatment professionals use research-based and evidence-based treatment methods to help individuals recover from substance use disorders and learn how to sustain lasting sobriety. Briarwood Detox Center partners with Nova Recovery Center to provide the following addiction treatment services during IOP:

Individual Drug Counseling

Regular meetings with an addiction recovery specialist allow you to address personal issues, discuss changes in your thoughts and behaviors, and discuss your ongoing progress. Your counselor will also help keep you accountable for the personal goals you’ve set for your recovery.

Group Counseling

Counseling in a group setting will involve experiential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and contingency management to help you reinforce positive behaviors in your life and gain a better understanding of yourself. The application of 12-step facilitation therapy also reinforces three main principles of lifelong sobriety: acceptance, surrender, and active involvement in a community of other individuals in recovery.

Educational Lectures

Informative lectures are intended to educate individuals on addiction and how it affects the body while also encouraging productive conversation about applicable life skills and struggles that are faced on the journey to lifelong sobriety. 

12-Step Program

During IOP, you’ll work through each step in the 12-Step Program, which encourages additional personal investigation of substance abuse issues, mental health, and relational problems related to addiction.

How to Use Health Insurance to Pay for IOP

If you have health insurance, your policy may cover a portion of the cost of IOP. You may refer to your insurance policy for details on your available coverage or you can contact an admissions representative at Briarwood Detox Center to verify your coverage for IOP after detox treatment.

How to Enroll in IOP After Detox at Briarwood

After you complete your detox program, a treatment professional at Briarwood Detox Center will provide referrals for IOP and guide you through the admissions process at Nova Recovery Center if you choose to proceed with outpatient rehab. Your treatment team at Briarwood will ensure that IOP is a good fit for your treatment needs and circumstances or provide additional resources and treatment referrals if necessary.

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