Intensive outpatient treatment programs vary from less involved and more flexible, to the more focused, involved and intense. Guardian IOP offers an intensive outpatient treatment program that closely resembles traditional residential care – without the full-time commitment. Clients are able to return home every evening after a full day of individual and group therapy, 12-step immersion, relapse prevention and life skills training and addiction education.
During this phase of the recovery process, clients experience a good deal of personal freedom. They are able to work full or part-time, participate in schooling, care for dependents or take care of other personal responsibilities or obligations, all while receiving clinical care in a professional treatment setting. However, intensive outpatient treatment is not for everyone. Most of our clients come to us after recently completing a higher level of clinical care, looking to maintain accountability and continue on with therapy as they slowly transition back into fully independent living. Other clients come to us with mild substance abuse disorders, and require a lower level of supervision than would be provided in inpatient rehab. If you are considering IOP and you are wondering whether or not our program is right for you, there are several important factors to consider.