Intensive Outpatient Program

Addiction is a disease that is affecting millions of people and families all across the country. Contrary to popular belief, addiction does not make you a bad, worthless, or low-class person. Just like cancer and other diseases, addiction is non-discriminatory. Addiction can afflict anyone regardless of their race, religion, income, education-level, and other characteristics. If you are struggling with addiction, you are definitely not alone. There are many people who can empathize with your struggle. Quality, compassionate care is readily available if you are ready to take the leap into recovery.

 

Levels of Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment does not come in one size. There are several different levels of care. Inpatient treatment is what most people think of when they hear the term “going away to rehab.” Inpatient treatment consists of an individual living at a facility and being confined to that facility for a period of time. Outpatient treatment consists of the individual going to the facility for their therapy sessions and going home afterwards. There are three levels of outpatient treatment, which are partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and regular outpatient.

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is an excellent option for those who are new in recovery or have just completed a more intensive-level of treatment (e.g. inpatient or partial-hospitalization). IOP typically meets two to five days per week. Sessions are typically three hours long. Most rehab facilities that offer an IOP program host a day and evening session to accommodate clients’ work schedules. IOP is ideal for people who want to get into recovery but cannot “go away to rehab” due to work and family obligations and financial constraints.

When looking for a rehab facility, it is important to keep in mind that not all rehab facilities offer the same levels of treatment. This is due to facilities having to be licensed to offer a particular level of treatment. For example, not all facilities may offer inpatient treatment or all levels of outpatient treatment. It is important that you make sure a facility offers your desired level of treatment before committing to it.

 

What to Expect in Treatment

Fear of the unknown often inhibits people from pursuing treatment. You may have heard stories from your friends who are still active in their addiction or seen addiction rehab depicted in the media. Most likely, what you have seen or heard from these sources is untrue. Addiction treatment is a comforting, healing place that has compassionate, empathetic staff who has their arms open, ready to help you.

If you are in inpatient treatment, a typical day will consist of attending group therapy sessions, attending individual therapy sessions, engaging in recreational activities (e.g. art, music, walking a nature trail, cooking, etc.), doing chores around your living quarters, and eating delicious, nutritious meals that will help restore your body back to optimal health. Talk therapy is not the only therapy that you will receive. You will have the opportunity to engage in many experiential therapies to help you reveal unconscious thoughts and emotions and teach you how to have fun and socialize in recovery. You will be confined to the facility for the period of time that you elected to stay for; therefore, you will not be able to go to work, school, your home, or any place outside of the facility unless authorized by the staff. You may take off-site trips to the beach, movie theater, park, etc. with your counselor and a group. In addition, your connections to the outside world will be severed; therefore, you will not be able to have your cellphone or access to the internet. You may be able to call or video chat with your family on a limited basis. Your family will be allowed to visit on days that are designated for family recovery.

Outpatient treatment works differently. A significant portion of outpatient treatment is spent in group therapy sessions. You may also meet in with an individual therapist to identify and heal your personal underlying psychological triggers to your addiction. Educational sessions that are intended to teach you about the disease of addiction will also be a part of your outpatient treatment protocol. Your therapy will be a combination of talk therapy and experiential therapy. You will be able to continue living at home, going to work, and interact with the outside world.

Fort Wayne Recovery is a holistic treatment center in Fort Wayne, IN that offers partial hospitalization, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient levels of treatment. We accept most major commercial insurance plans.

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