Man happy he went to Texas Intensive outpatient program ( IOP )Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a chronic disease. And like any disease, it requires treatment. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer a variety of addiction treatment programs to help those in our community and beyond heal from the effects of addiction and begin to take back their lives. One of the treatment options in our recovery center is an intensive outpatient program (IOP). An intensive outpatient program can be an effective option for those who can’t take time away from responsibilities at work or at home. Additionally, this level of care is often the best choice for those who have been through residential treatment and are looking for an outpatient program to help them transition back into everyday life.

At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer personalized treatment and a supportive and welcoming setting. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, reach out to our team today. We can tell you more about our intensive outpatient program, verify your insurance, and help you access the care you need. Connect with a member of our team at 866.957.7885 or reach out online to learn more.

Is an Intensive Outpatient Program Right for You?

While a comprehensive residential rehab program can lead to positive long-term outcomes for those who are struggling with substance use disorders, not everyone can take extended time away from their responsibilities. That’s why we offer outpatient programs. While living at home or in a sober living residence, program participants attend 12-step meetings and group and individual therapy sessions in our recovery center. If you participate in our IOP, you will receive the same level of support and high-quality care as those in our residential treatment programs. However, you’ll also have scheduling flexibility and the opportunity to go to work or attend school while in treatment.

If you’re not sure whether an intensive outpatient program is right for you, consider the following:

  • Have you been through detox?
  • Have you completed a residential treatment program?
  • Do you have concerns about the cost of residential treatment?
  • Do you have a network of support outside of our recovery center?
  • Are you committed to attending 12-step meetings for accountability and encouragement?

If you can answer “yes” to any of the above; our intensive outpatient program might be right for you. Whether you’re struggling with an addiction to alcohol, prescription opioid painkillers, heroin, benzodiazepines, meth, cocaine, or another substance, we can help.

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

For many people, residential or inpatient rehab has its place in their journey to recovery. During residential treatment, patients have the support of addiction treatment center staff 24/7. This can be an ideal choice for those who are going through detox. During detox, withdrawal symptoms can be severe. For those struggling with severe addictions, withdrawal symptoms can lead to the need for medical care or medication. Inpatient treatment allows for around-the-clock monitoring to prevent any complications.

The team at San Antonio Recovery Center can determine whether you should begin with an inpatient program or an intensive outpatient program. In our treatment center, we are equipped to accurately diagnose patients and create personalized treatment plans.

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Benefits of an IOP

Outpatient programs offer a number of benefits over traditional inpatient rehab programs. Some of the advantages that you might experience when you participate in San Antonio Recovery Center’s IOP include:

  • Intensive outpatient programs are less expensive than inpatient options. Whether you’re paying out-of-pocket or your treatment will be covered by insurance, you’ll receive high-quality care at a lower price.
  • You’ll develop a network of support inside and outside of the recovery center. During group therapy sessions, you’ll likely connect with others who are in recovery. But outpatient programs also allow patients to strengthen relationships with family and friends who are supportive of their recovery.
  • You can keep up with responsibilities at home, at work, and at school. Many treatment centers will help you find a sober living program if you need to find a healthier living situation. However, you’ll also be able to maintain your privacy since you won’t be taking time away for residential treatment. If you have avoided rehab because of the perceived stigma, an IOP can be an excellent choice.
  • You’ll be able to develop your new healthy coping skills in a real-world environment with support from therapists and addiction treatment specialists. In order to avoid relapse, it’s crucial that you develop healthy coping skills and strategies to manage potential triggers for drug or alcohol use. An IOP allows you to put those healthy coping skills to the test while staying connected to a treatment center for support.

What to Expect in Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Typically, patients who are participating in our intensive outpatient program will come to our center for sessions several times a week for two to four hours at a time. They might live at home while in treatment, or they might live in a sober living residence. Sober living is ideal for patients whose living environments are not stable or supportive of recovery. In sober living, residents pledge to maintain sobriety and work on their recovery while living in a structured environment.

Patients receive care and therapies that are best suited to their individual needs as part of a personal treatment plan based on the 12-step philosophy. This approach involves an accurate diagnosis, advanced modalities of treatment, and a supportive, therapeutic environment.

Some of the therapies that might be included in an intensive outpatient treatment plan include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • EMDR therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Animal-assisted therapy

Relapse prevention is the biggest focus of intensive outpatient program treatment, just as it is for inpatient residential programs. We help our patients avoid relapse by creating personalized plans to address the triggers that could lead to drug and alcohol use.

Addiction aftercare programs iar ealso an essential part of our IOP. Recovery is an ongoing process. Even after you’ve completed a treatment program, you would likely benefit from ongoing support and therapy. Our aftercare program involved connecting with others in recovery, attending 12-step meetings, and participating in ongoing therapy.

The Role of 12-Step Meetings in Recovery

The 12 steps are an integral part of our approach to treatment at San Antonio Recovery Center. Even if you’re not familiar with the 12 steps, you’ve likely heard of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These programs, available around the world, provide support and accountability for those who are on the road to recovery. The 12-step approach involves acknowledging that addiction is a disease that can be managed but not cured. By using 12 step programs for addiction treatment, we help patients connect with a wide network of support, build the tools they need for lifelong recovery, and begin to heal from the effects of addiction.

Start Your Journey to Recovery at San Antonio Recovery Center Today

Whether inpatient, intensive outpatient or another addiction treatment program is right for your recovery or that of your loved one, you are taking the right step by connecting with the San Antonio Recovery Center. Getting help is the only reliable means of overcoming alcohol or drug addiction for the long-term, particularly when underlying dual diagnosis conditions such as depression, anxiety, or trauma exist.

Don’t allow addiction to be a part of your life. For success in long-term sobriety, contact a San Antonio Recovery Center representative now at 866.957.7885 or connect with us online to discuss affordable options for recovery from your addiction with a licensed counselor.