Is Outpatient Treatment Right For Me?
Intensive Outpatient is an ideal option for you if:
- You have recently completed medical detox and residential treatment and you are looking to take the next logical step in a long-term curriculum of continuing care.
- A long-term stay in a residential treatment program is not a viable option for one of any number of reasons, like current financial capability, caring for dependents or work-related obligations.
- The substance abuse disorder is not severe, and you are simply interested in taking care of substance misuse issues before they progress and develop into full-blown addiction.
- There are no underlying mental health conditions present. Inpatient, dual diagnosis treatment is often necessary for men and women who suffer at the hands of a co-occurring disorder like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. If the substance use issue is situational and has been short-lived, IOP is likely an effective stand-alone treatment option.
Benefits of Our IOP
For some clients and their families, outpatient programs may be more cost-effective than residential treatment. Some insurances cover outpatient programs or require clients to complete an outpatient program before they provide coverage for residential treatment. Guardian IOP Treatment Advisors are well-versed in helping clients understand their insurance benefits. Please feel free to contact us for assistance in clarifying your coverage and payment options.
Guardian IOP is intensive for a reason, but we offer more flexibility than residential treatment. Meetings, sessions and workshops are scheduled throughout the day and evening, which may allow you more time to continue your education, work or be with your family.
The exact amount of time spent at Guardian IOP each week varies from person to person. Depending on a client’s specific needs and schedule, he or she could spend anywhere from 10 to 30 hours a week participating in various programming. Most Guardian IOP clients attend sessions 3-5 days a week in 3-4 hour blocks.
Additionally, Guardian IOP enables clients to experience real-time results. Clients have the unique opportunity to meet other people with similar experiences and long-term goals, and they can put their new skills to use every day when they leave our facility and return home.