IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Treatment as it is sometimes called, refers to a program whereby patients live in a facility where they have some freedom to come and go, but the bulk of their days are spent in treatment sessions. This includes counseling, group therapy, and family therapy. This is for people who have really struggled during rehab and still have not addressed or resolved the core triggers that drove them to addiction. For people who have abused alcohol or substances for a long time or from an early age, IOP is a good choice.
An IOP is an ideal level of care for those who would benefit from intensive therapy but cannot attend inpatient treatment. IOPs also cater to those who have finished a residential treatment program and seek continued support in their recovery.
The first few months after completing a residential program are often the most challenging, as young adults learn to successfully maintain their recovery while managing increasing independence. Renaissance Recovery’s intensive outpatient treatment program helps to stabilize this transition, offering support, camaraderie and continued sobriety skill development.