What is the Intensive Outpatient Process?
What is IOP?
An intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) is seen as a fusion of residential and traditional outpatient treatment programs; In an IOP, people receive the intensive therapy and treatment programs found in a residential treatment program but are allowed to live at home fulfill their family and work commitments. Depending on their schedule, people who attend intensive outpatient treatment programs will go to the treatment facility for programs and services during the day or evening. In general, people will attend treatment three times a week for three hours each session. The frequency and duration of sessions are dependent on the severity of their addiction.
The typical length of an IOP is 6-8 weeks but can go longer depending on your individual needs. An IOP is an excellent option for those who don’t require medical detoxification or around-the-clock care. Not only are these programs excellent as a stand-alone program, but they are also an excellent transition program for those just completing residential treatment and who need extra support.