There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to treatment for mental health or addiction. The treatment program that is right for you depends on a variety of factors, including your personal circumstances and your treatment goals.
Inpatient treatment isn’t always the best option for everyone. For some people, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) may be a better fit. IOPs are designed to provide many of the same benefits as inpatient treatment, but they allow you to live at home and continue working or going to school while you work towards recovery.
At NuLife Behavioral Health, our IOP is designed to help you overcome your addiction and build a foundation for long-term recovery. We offer a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including individual and group therapy, to help you reach a place of sustainable recovery and develop healthy coping skills.
If you’re ready to take the first step towards recovery, reach out to our team at 888.409.4775 to learn more.
What Is an IOP?
Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a step down from our partial hospitalization program (PHP). IOP is designed for people who need more structure and support than traditional outpatient treatment, but who don’t require the 24/7 care that is provided in an inpatient or residential setting.
In our IOP, clients participate in small interactive groups along with individual sessions with their primary therapists. Typically, clients visit our center for 12 hours each week. Clients attend three group therapy sessions a week as well as individual counseling sessions with a licensed professional. We also encourage clients who are in a substance abuse treatment program to attend 12-step support meetings, which can be a way to continue building a support system after treatment.
What to Expect in Our Intensive Outpatient Programs
- Identifying and managing triggers – A trigger is anything that causes you to experience symptoms of your mental health or substance use disorder. In IOP, you’ll learn how to identify your triggers and develop coping mechanisms to deal with them.
- Building a support system – A strong support system is essential for recovery. In IOP, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with other people in recovery and develop a network of support.
- Learning healthy coping skills – In IOP, you’ll learn how to deal with stress and other emotions in healthy ways. This will help you to avoid turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
The Benefits of IOP
- Flexibility – IOP allows you to live at home and continue working or going to school while you receive treatment.
- Affordability – IOP is typically more affordable than inpatient treatment.
- Support – IOP provides you with a support system of other people in recovery, which can be essential for long-term success.
Find Hope and Healing at NuLife Behavioral Health
If you’re struggling with your mental health or with a substance use disorder, know that you are not alone. At NuLife Behavioral Health, we offer a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities to help you reach your goals and build a foundation for long-term recovery. Our IOP is designed to provide you with the structure and support you need to recover.
If you’re ready to take the first step towards recovery, reach out to our team at 888.409.4775 today.