IOP Drug & Alcohol Treatment
With hard work, dedication, the right treatment plan and a lot of support, Sprout Health California is committed to helping patients turn their lives
There are many approaches a recovering addict can take to ensure his treatment and rehabilitation continues. The first approach is stepwise, which is taking it step-by-step and day-by-day. Depending on how comprehensive an addict’s treatment and health assessment is, the need for a more severe approach may be necessary. He may need medical supervision, round-the-clock monitoring, more aggressive treatments and more intensive approaches. On the other hand, if an addict is slowly working his way towards recovery, he may benefit from the step-down approach, which gradually introduces an addict to greater freedoms, less structure and more real-life experiences. IOP, a treatment proudly practiced by Sprout Health California, demonstrates the step-down approach.
The Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) is not as intense as a Partial Hospitalization Program but it is more advanced than an ordinary outpatient program because treatment plans are highly individualized. Comprehensive patient assessments determine what kind of treatment is necessary to help achieve maximum therapeutic value. The IOP offers individual counseling as well as family and group therapy sessions. Like all treatment plans, the IOP allows the patient to master the skills necessary to remain sober and addiction free.
The interesting and convenient thing about the IOP is that patients can live their normal lives and still receive treatment. Treatment sessions last 2-6 hours every day and are scheduled according to the patient’s schedule. They can attend sessions during the day, early evening and even night time. This treatment plan is incredibly convenient and provides an advantage to patients who have other responsibilities during the day. For example, teenagers can go to school during the day and attend their treatment sessions afterwards. The IOP is designed to allow patients the freedom to live; while at the same time, making the effort to live their lives free from substance abuse and chemical dependence.
Like the Partial Hospitalization Program, patients enrolled in the IOP must have motivation and desire to take the necessary steps toward recovery. It also requires patients to receive aftercare; because after all, the continual support of alumni, family and friends is what keeps patients motivated to remain sober.