The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Clearpoint is a form of specialized outpatient addiction treatment that provides more structure and a more intensive level of care than a standard outpatient program while still accommodating an individual’s work and home life. It is used as a follow-up to medical detoxification, as a primary form of treatment, or as part of a continuing care plan for individuals who have completed an inpatient program.
What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
Intensive outpatient treatment is a modality in which individuals have the ability to live at home and still attend work or school while receiving intensive addiction treatment services. When compared to inpatient drug treatment, an IOP offers the same type drug treatment programming while fitting into an existing daily routine and schedule.
The intensive outpatient program at Clearpoint offers up to 15 hours a week of individual counseling, group therapy sessions, medication management, and family support. Our therapists include master’s-level clinicians and licensed counselors.
We offer the following through our IOP program:
- A gradual, step-down treatment model
- A small, safe group environment ideal for building relationships
- Ongoing support delivered through a team-focused approach
- Transportation options
- Aftercare planning assistance and post-treatment services
How an Intensive Outpatient Program Can Help
For individuals in search of recovery from substance abuse, finding help and support from treatment professionals and those who are active in recovery is an important first step. By participating in intensive outpatient programming at Clearpoint, you will receive high-quality programming and therapy designed to address your specific addiction issues.
You will also receive the support and encouragement of others who are dealing with similar experiences with recovery and addiction. Additionally, the support you receive when participating in our IOP will help you guard against the effects of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).
It is important to understand that there are two stages of withdrawal that a recovering addict experiences during their early recovery. The first stage, or acute stage, can last for several weeks after they stop using substances. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome can come months later and after a individual’s physiological functions return to baseline.
When experiencing PAWS-related symptoms, individuals may exhibit signs of depression, anxiety, and fear. By participating in continuing care at Clearpoint Recovery Center’s intensive outpatient program, you will learn that these symptoms as normal and understand how to cope with negative thoughts and feelings in a healthy manner. Additionally, those who develop a continuing care plan as part of our IOP have a higher probability of staying sober and can better manage and maintain long-term recovery and sobriety.
IOP in a Private, Non-institutionalized Environment
The IOP at Clearpoint offers many of the same services that inpatient programs do without having to take time off from school or work and spend time away from family. Your individualized treatment plan will be based on a multi-faceted approach including individual counseling, group therapy sessions, medication management, and family support. Intensive outpatient offers programming during the day and evening to accommodate your schedule and offers an team of addiction experts and effective evidence-based treatment approaches.
Unlike hospital-based programs, the Clearpoint IOP is facilitated in a private, non-institutionalized setting at our Westport location – offering you autonomy in a relaxed environment designed to promote wellness and peace of mind.
To schedule a comprehensive alcohol or drug evaluation, call us today at 1-203-293-1723.