An intensive outpatient program, or IOP, is generally the step between a partial hospitalization and a general outpatient treatment program. At Recovery at the Crossroads, IOP is a program that requires participating at the facility for 10 hours each week, but every provider may have intensive outpatient requirements that vary slightly. And since everyone’s recovery journey is unique, the role IOP might play in your drug or alcohol rehab is also specific to you.
Find out more about our intensive outpatient program for addiction and substance abuse treatment below to understand whether this might be the right choice for you.
In many cases, people move from a partial hospitalization program into an IOP. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) requires attendance for at least a few hours on a daily basis, while you might only attend an IOP a few days a week. This step-down approach lets you continue to integrate more fully into a new normal lifestyle, including living at home and even returning to school or work, while also receiving continued professional support to help solidify your recovery.
But not everyone follows a recovery path that leads them from PHP to IOP. In some cases, you might move directly from a residential rehab environment into IOP, especially if you have family or career obligations that require your attention, but still want to improve your behavioral health. In other situations, depending on individual needs, it might be appropriate for someone to start with an IOP program, especially if they have been through the recovery process before and are simply struggling to maintain sobriety during a stressful or trying time in their life.
You’ll spend 10 hours each week in structured treatment time at the Recovery at the Crossroads facility in Blackwood, New Jersey, as a participant in the intensive outpatient drug rehab program. During that time, you may participate in treatment options such as individual counseling, group therapy, individual therapy and recreational therapy such as art and music options. You’ll also work with professionals to continue to develop your long-term recovery plan and prepare for an even less intense level of treatment, such as outpatient services for substance abuse or AA or NA group participation.
Our rehab center accepts most insurances, including Independence Blue Cross, Cigna, Aetna and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey plans. Many of these major medical coverage plans include benefits for an addiction treatment center and may pay for all or a portion of your intensive outpatient drug rehab program.