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Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Right for Me?

Everyone experiences addiction in their own way, and they have their own unique needs when it comes to treatment. An intensive outpatient program, or IOP, is a hybrid treatment program that allows you to continue with outside daily life while receiving the help you need to find lasting sobriety.

What Is IOP?

IOP is a type of treatment that does not require inpatient care or overnight stays at a treatment center. According to a 2014 study in Psychiatric Services, IOPs are “direct services for people with substance use disorders or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders who do not require medical detoxification or 24-hour supervision.” Even without 24/7 around-the-clock care, an IOP can still give you the structured support you need in recovery. This treatment track is designed to help you re-enter daily life without the chains of addiction dragging you down.

Benefits of IOP

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), IOPs are “just as effective as inpatient and residential programs for most individuals who have a lower risk of withdrawal.” SAMHSA notes that they offer “flexibility in treatment delivery.”

Many treatment centers offer day, evening, and weekend programming. This allows individuals to “maintain responsibilities outside of treatment, including work, caregiving, parenting, and education.” IOPs also provide skills training and promote recovery groups. This can ease the transition into your next phase of recovery.

Who Is IOP For?

IOP can benefit individuals who have already completed detox or residential care. After inpatient treatment, it can function as a transitional step before outpatient or aftercare. IOPs can also be an outpatient-only option for you if you do not need round-the-clock care. However, if you are at risk of bad withdrawal, detox is necessary. If you need psychological care, a residential program will come first.

Day/Night Program at the Guest House

At The Guest House, our outpatient day/night program offers you daily treatment programming without the need to stay overnight. If you have already completed detox or inpatient treatment, this program will help you transition smoothly into the next stage of your recovery.

Our day/night program can also be an option for our guests who have family, career, or school responsibilities. We work closely with each and every day/night guest to ensure that their home environment is safe and can support their recovery journey.

If you are struggling with addiction, it can help to know that you have treatment options. A day/night or IOP is perfect for those seeking structured support in treatment while continuing the daily responsibilities of outside life.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) function on a hybrid outpatient treatment model that provides support and structure without requiring overnight stays. At The Guest House, we understand that every person who struggles with addiction has their own unique needs and goals for recovery. Our outpatient day/night program can provide the support you need while you transition from inpatient to outpatient care. For those who do not need full-time care, this IOP allows you to continue your daily responsibilities while receiving treatment. For more information, call us at (855) 483-7800.