An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a preferred method of substance abuse treatment for many individuals who go to work, school, or have personal schedule limitations that preclude a lengthy stay in a residential program. Often, former clients tell us that attending the IOP group in early recovery was essential in providing them with the skills necessary to cope with life stressors.
Transformations Recovery offers IOP in both day and evening formats that consist of either three or four sessions each week, as well as, individual sessions with a dedicated counselor. Individualized treatment planning allows us to assist our clients with addressing a variety of areas in a combination of individual and group therapy sessions, all of which can adhere to your personal schedule.
Transformations Recovery’s IOP provides addiction education and relapse prevention skills, in a a group and individual therapy setting. Clients learn about addiction, family systems, relapse prevention techniques to combat “triggers”, 12-Step recovery models, and relapse prevention strategies.
Group therapy is an essential component of the addiction recovery process; at Transformations Recovery, clients receive the guidance of caring professionals throughout the IOP process – that communicate with you throughout your intensive outpatient drug or alcohol treatment program.
The IOP Process
Addiction may take a toll on virtually every aspect of a client’s life, including personally and professionally, as well as with finances, legal issues, employment, relationships, and physical and mental health. That’s why our initial intake process includes a comprehensive medical, psychological, and social assessment.
This assessment provides an accurate diagnosis of the client’s current condition, and becomes the foundation for a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan, as well as assists with determining progress during treatment. Input from loved ones, as well as the client’s history and perception of their condition, are essential and valued. Any co-existing disorders pertaining to medical issues are also evaluated at this time. The initial assessment is also utilized in the development of determining which services and level of care is appropriate for the client.
Upon admission to our program, we offer an in-depth orientation of our program to orient our clients to how our program works, as well as rules client’s rights, and what to expect. During orientation, each Transformations Recovery client is provided with the individual and group session schedule and assigned a counselor, who is their primary advocate throughout IOP. In addition to facilitating group discussions, counselors are available to discuss concerns and progress throughout treatment.
Treatment planning is a team effort between the client and their therapist. Together, upon completion of a thorough assessment, the counselor and client will develop an individualized treatment plan. A treatment plan is a detailed plan of goals tailored to meet the needs of the client and is a powerful tool for engaging the client in treatment. The initial assessment plays a major role in the development of the client’s treatment plan, as it identifies a client’s specific needs, areas to address in treatment, strengths and weaknesses, and support system, among other pertinent information.
Upon developing a working treatment plan, our staff address the client’s current condition, where they need to be, and a timeline to achieve these goals. At a minimum, the treatment plan serves as a basis of shared understanding between the client and staff. The degree to which the individual is motivated to change behavior and lifestyle is a critical factor that has a bearing on whether motivational enhancement interventions and sanctions are appropriate.
Support from the client and loved ones or family members (if applicable) is an integral part of the plan. Throughout treatment, the primary counselor and supervisory staff provide support to both the family and individuals.
Based on the needs of the client, we offer on-site psychiatry services, which offers a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation by a licensed physician. Follow-up appointments are also available.
The natural tendency for humans to congregate makes group therapy a powerful tool for the treatment of substance abuse and mental health concerns. All of our counselors are trained clinicians and place great emphasis on interpersonal process groups, which helps clients resolve problems of which they may have attempted to resolve or avoid by the use of addictive substances or behaviors. We also offer psycho-educational groups, skill development groups and relapse prevention groups.
Each IOP session includes peer support and open discussions. Topics discussed in group pertain to recovery, relapse prevention, and many other topics while clients support each other as they explore their fears, questions, thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
Mental health issues are a contributing factor in substance abuse. Transformations Recovery counselors have the knowledge and experience to recognize, evaluate, and treat co-occurring disorders of varying severity. Addressing all conditions which may affect a client during treatment provides the individual with a holistic skill set that enables healthy choices and decisions.
IOP Program Benefits
Clients receive counseling and guidance from knowledgeable, caring addiction treatment professionals.
Patients are in the “real world” navigating various daily life stressors that they will face; however, with the support of a treatment plan and peers who can relate.
The small group environment provides clients with a safe place to share and reflect with therapists and peers on a similar journey to wellness.
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