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Intensive Outpatient Program

As part of the continuum of care, recovery centers offer an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for people to transition into once they’ve completed detox and residential therapy. Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) include both one-on-one treatment with highly trained therapists and regular group therapy sessions. Blue Coast Behavioral Health specializes in outpatient treatment as well as one step higher in care known as PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program). PHP is very similar to IOP, but there is a higher level of time commitment for PHP.

Intensive Outpatient Program

IOP offers a step toward independence so recovering addicts and alcoholics can look forward to their new lives. Generally, it is recommended that patients follow a linear approach to treatment in order to achieve the best results:

  1. Detox
  2. Residential
  3. Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  4. Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  5. Outpatient Program (OP)
  6. Sober Living

This gradually ascending level of independence assists recovering addicts and alcoholics by providing structure and accountability in phases. Early recovery requires the most oversight and help to avoid relapse, and counselors work with each individual to establish a timeline that is right for their specific case.

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Flexibility for Individualized Treatment

IOP counselors tailor each treatment plan to the individual. This helps ensure that each person is getting what they need from the program, and counselors periodically review treatment plans to adjust according to new goals or events that may come up. For example, treatment staff encourage IOP clients to seek gainful employment and help them find jobs suitable for their stage of recovery.

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