A flexible addiction treatment option provided in many rehab clinics is an Intensive Outpatient Program. This treatment can help those who have mild to moderate substance use disorders, anxiety or depression, mood disorders, OCD, behavioral problems, etc.
Skyward Treatment in Houston, Texas, offers Intensive Outpatient Program or IOP. We wrote this article to give readers an overview of the process that we do for IOP. Here is the step-by-step process.
An evaluation will be performed by an addiction expert before you start treatment to identify the extent of your addiction and the types of treatment you require. They’ll inquire about your prior drug use and may ask you questions like:
- When did you start using substances?
- How often do you use alcohol or drugs?
- What is your typical dose?
- Are you experiencing any withdrawal symptoms, and what are they?
- Are you currently under the influence of any substances?
- When and where do you usually use drugs or alcohol?
- Other Treatment or Medication-Assisted Treatment
After the assessment, you may need to undergo a detoxification program, depending on the extent of your addiction and the substance you’re using. Severe withdrawal symptoms may need 24/7 monitoring by professionals, while for mild withdrawal symptoms, a Medically-Assisted Detox is can be used.
You will engage in several therapies after developing your treatment plan and starting your journey through an Intensive Outpatient Program for substance use disorder. You can develop, in this phase, healthy coping skills, trigger control, and withdrawal symptoms.
Also, relapse prevention strategies are taught through counseling. Additionally, you might take part in a variety of treatments, like:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Holistic Programming
- Individual Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Preventing Relapse with Aftercare
To ensure that you can maintain your recovery over the long term, you must develop a plan for managing your addiction after treatment.
With the assistance of an addiction specialist, you may pinpoint your triggers and plan out possible solutions. A relapse prevention plan often includes how to say no to a drinking party invite, and how to not feel pressured to follow others. A contact list for when you feel like you might start using again is another relapse prevention strategy.
Intensive Outpatient Program in Houston, Texas,
Addiction is the number one problem in our country. If you feel left out, don’t be. Some people also suffered from substance use disorder in the past but were able to overcome it.
The goal of Skyward Treatment in Houston, Texas is to assist each recovering individual in fighting addiction and enhancing their quality of life.
We developed our IOP program because we recognize that some individuals have obligations outside of treatment. Our IOP will assist you in beating addiction while maintaining your commitment to your family, job, and community.
In our Intensive Outpatient Program, you can successfully overcome substance abuse problems. We also offer different treatment programs.
Jumpstart your recovery with us – reach out today.