Recovering from mental illness and addiction is complex, but it is possible with the right support of an adult intensive outpatient program (IOP). Clear Recovery Center understands that no single treatment approach is appropriate for everyone. We offer a variety of mental health and addiction treatment modalities to address the individual needs, preferences, and goals of our clients. Our options include an outpatient program and an intensive outpatient program in Los Angeles.
Intensive outpatient programs, also referred to as IOP, are a step between inpatient or residential programs and regular outpatient treatment programs. IOP programs typically offer help for 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 being able to live at home, sometimes while simultaneously attending school or working.
IOP serves a bridge between previous treatments, such as detox and residential, and outpatient services. 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 practice living a sober life and managing their mental illnesses. Many people step down to outpatient services that take less time than IOP, such as private therapy and support groups.
An intensive outpatient program is just one option for addiction treatment, however it may be the best option for you. When the time comes for you to get treatment for your substance use disorder, you will need to find a program that meets your needs. You may find that the most appropriate type of care for you in offered in an intensive outpatient program, especially if any of the following is applicable to you:
- You have completed a residential treatment program or a partial hospitalization program but required step-down care
- You’re able to maintain your health (e.g. not using) outside of treatment while participating in an IOP
- You’re unable to enroll in a residential treatment program due to time requirements
- You can benefit from a structured, almost daily program
These are just some of the reasons why an intensive outpatient program may be the right choice for you. However, it is imperative to consider your specific situation prior to making a decision such as this. Speaking to a medical or mental health professional can help you make the decision if a intensive outpatient program is for you.
IOP is often the step people take between leaving detox or a residential program and utilizing much less-time consuming outpatient treatment options, including private therapy and group support. When a person completes detox or an inpatient/residential program, they often are not yet ready to resume their typical lives.
If someone needs a bridge between initial treatment and being ready to return to full-time work or school, IOP can provide a much-needed treatment option. Depending on the recommendations of treatment providers, many people who attend IOP may also participate in part-time employment and schooling. Participating in IOP requires an average of three to five days a week for a few hours per day. This allows individuals the ability to receive treatment that is intensive but still provides them the ability to live at home and resume their personal lives.
Clear Recovery Center’s Los Angeles intensive outpatient program helps people learn coping and problem-solving skills, as well as learn self-awareness when it comes to their thoughts and behaviors.
At Clear Recovery Center, we are proud to offer separate intensive outpatient program tracks for both addiction and mental illness. This ensures our clients receive appropriate treatment in an environment where they can share their experiences with others who are facing similar challenges. Through our multimodal, individualized, and boutique approach, Clear Recovery Center offers the highest quality clinical treatment for our clients dealing with both mental health challenges and addiction and gives them the best possible chance at developing the tools they need for a purpose-driven future.
Adults and working professionals share different risk factors for addiction and mental health disorders than adolescents or older adults do. They also have unique recovery goals, treatment needs, and scheduling preferences specific to their adult stage of life.
Often, adults seeking treatment are looking for support with repairing work relationships, rebuilding marriages or managing divorces, and may be concerned about raising children or the health of their aging parents. Privacy is also a key concern for many working professionals and adults. We understand the importance of discretion for our clients’ integrity and reputation, and we are proud to offer adult outpatient programming to support the scheduling needs of our adult clients.
For young adults, transitions are notoriously hard. Young adulthood is highly prone to transitions, including leaving for college, moving out for the first time, entering the workforce, and navigating serious relationships. These life changes can leave young adults feeling overwhelmed.
At our IOP in Los Angeles, our staff understands the unique challenges facing young adults today, including social media use, peer pressure, party culture, failure to launch, e-cigarettes, and video games. At Clear Recovery Center, our program addresses these concerns and other common hurdles that arise for young adults.
Intensive outpatient programming in beneficial in a number of ways. This specific type of programming can help you face down your struggles with addiction once and for all, especially when you put in your best efforts. Some of the greatest benefits of intensive outpatient programming 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 disorder and develop skills designed to help keep you from using in the future
As mentioned before, the more effort you put in to your intensive outpatient program, the more beneficial it can be to you.
At Clear Recovery Center, we support adults, young adults, and their families in achieving long-term recovery through relapse prevention, healthy lifestyle education, career counseling, and life skills development.
Our expert team of counselors and therapists provides each client with the resources, professional support, and personalized recovery plans they need to establish physical and mental well-being in the recovery process.
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