What Is An
Intensive Outpatient Program?
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs (also referred to as treatment plans) that are designed to address substance abuse disorders and other behavioral health issues that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision at a treatment center.
IPOs enable individuals to continue with their normal, day-to-day lives in a way that residential treatment programs do not.
People often have family or work commitments that prevent them from entering fulltime care. They simply can’t leave their lives behind for an extended period of time.
For these people, IOPs are often the best choice.
They still get intensive treatment but they are able to reside at home.
Ideal candidates for intensive outpatient treatment have a safe home environment.
This means encouraging family members and friends who are ready to support their loved one in their recovery efforts.
IOPs are designed to establish support mechanisms, help with relapse management, and provide coping strategies.