Recovering from mental illness and addiction is complex, but it is possible with the right mental health and addiction treatment programs in Los Angeles. At Clear Recovery Center, we understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach for everyone. We offer a variety of mental health and addiction treatment modalities to address our clients’ individual needs, preferences, and goals. Our options include an outpatient program and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) serving the Los Angeles area and surrounding communities.
When battling addiction and the mental health issues that often co-occur with drug and alcohol dependency, the first step is usually a residential program that includes detoxification to purge the addictive substances from the client’s body. From there, a period of residential treatment is often required.
Afterward, ongoing treatment and support are administered through outpatient programs. Not everyone needs detox and residential treatment, so it is possible to start the road to recovery in an outpatient program. The main difference is that the client has greater flexibility in an outpatient treatment program since they do not reside at the treatment center. They return home at night and can often attend to work, school, or home obligations.
Among outpatient treatment programs, there are varying levels of intensity. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) requires more hours of treatment and accountability than a regular outpatient program (OP).
IOP programs typically offer help to people who have developed substance use disorders and mental illness. They are at a point in their treatment where they have either completed detoxification or do not need it, and round-the-clock supervision is not required. IOP allows a person to seek intensive treatment while still living at home, sometimes while simultaneously attending school or working.
An Intensive Outpatient Program requires attendance several days a week for a few hours each day, with the person returning home after their sessions are over for the day. IOP helps people put into practice addiction recovery and mental health management techniques they learned while in a residential or detox program while still being supervised by professional support for several hours per week.
IOP helps provide healthy coping skills, group support, and assistance in preventing relapse. This kind of critical support allows the individual to return to the structure of their daily lives after IOP is complete with practical skills to live a sober life and manage their mental illnesses. Many people step down to outpatient services that take less time than IOP, such as private therapy and support groups.
Outpatient programming is beneficial in several ways. This specific type of programming can help you overcome your struggles with addiction once and for all, especially when you put in your best efforts. Some of the greatest benefits of an OP or IOP can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Steady program structure offered through regular sessions held throughout the week
- Ability to participate in addiction treatment programming while also maintaining a life outside of treatment
- Opportunity to engage in several types of therapy, such as group therapy, individual therapy, experiential therapy, and so on
- Chance to get to the root of your substance use or mental health disorder and develop skills designed to help keep you from using in the future
- The ability to step down to a regular outpatient program from an intensive outpatient program as you progress on recovery goals or step up to an IOP from an OP if more structure and accountability are needed.
Clear Recovery Center is proud to offer the highest quality clinical treatment alongside our innovative, experiential therapies. Our experienced clinical team is dedicated to helping each client reach full mind and body recovery and meet their personal goals.
At Clear Recovery Center, we understand the complexities of substance use and mental health disorders. We know that it takes a personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate approach to treatment, which is why we offer evidence-based programming options.
If you are ready to begin your journey towards recovery and overall well-being, reach out to us by calling 877.799.1985 or contacting us online. We can help you get started and cheer you on along the way.