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IOP Program in Philadelphia

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After an inpatient rehab program, many clients still need additional treatment to build the skills needed for lifelong recovery. This is because drug and alcohol addiction can alter the way a person’s brain functions. Thus, the healthy skills that they adopt during inpatient rehab need more time to develop into daily habits. Our IOP program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, helps clients continue their treatment with a flexible schedule to resume their day-to-day lives.

Enlightened Recovery is proud to offer IOP in Philadelphia to extend our outreach to those in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Clients in this area can now get the high-quality care offered at Enlightened without needing to travel far from home for treatment.

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

IOP group therapy session in Philadelphia, PA.

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a type of treatment program for people with behavioral health concerns, such as drug or alcohol addiction. IOPs are also great for people with a dual diagnosis of both substance use and mental health disorders. Unlike inpatient rehab or partial hospitalization (PHP), clients can work treatment around their schedule because IOP occurs only three days per week.

During an IOP, clients get a structured treatment program that focuses on relapse prevention and symptom management as well as relationship building and additional life skills. This is especially important for those recovering from an addiction.

Drug and alcohol addiction impact several areas of a person’s health and well-being. Thus, comprehensive treatment that helps with multiple dimensions of health during IOP is best for those in early recovery. Most clients in our IOP have other obligations, such as work, family life, or school that make it tough for them to attend a higher level of care.

Who is an IOP For?

Our IOP in Philadelphia is for people who still need an intensive level of care after inpatient rehab or those stepping down from a PHP. Clients who choose an IOP usually have enough skills to sustain their recovery without the restrictions of inpatient rehab or day treatment. That way, clients can still get the support they need while practicing their recovery in their daily lives.

An IOP also helps those who have restrictive schedules due to other responsibilities. While a PHP might be the ideal treatment program for clients out of inpatient rehab, sometimes, the schedule is not realistic. Therefore, an IOP level of care helps to remove a common treatment barrier for those in need of a higher level of care.

The best candidates for IOP live in a supportive environment that is conducive to recovery. This can be at home, with family, or at a sober living program. Since clients will only attend the program for three days per week, they need to hold themselves accountable for their recovery. Thus, it is best if clients live with supportive people who do not trigger their addictive behaviors while attending IOP programs in Philadelphia.

IOP treatment can be a great option for those with other daily and lifestyle obligations.

What Happens at Our IOP Program in Philadelphia

At our IOP in Philadelphia, clients engage in several types of group and individual treatment activities. Our IOP programs occur three days per week for about three hours at each session. Many IOP programs only offer evening sessions. However, at Enlightened Recovery, we have IOP sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening hours to best accommodate our clients.

Clients can also expect some flexibility in their treatment program to cater to their needs. After all, not everyone has the same underlying causes or issues surrounding their addiction. Therefore, clients get choices about what therapeutic topics are going to best help them achieve their treatment goals.

Clients can expect some of the following during IOP:

  • Group and individual therapy sessions
  • Psychoeducational topics such as grief/loss, anger management, and emotional regulation
  • Developing healthy coping skills for daily stressors
  • Relapse prevention and trigger management
  • Life skills development
  • Building healthy relationships in the future as well as repairing relationships disrupted by addiction
  • Peer support and a sense of community
  • Preparing for sober living
  • Dual diagnosis treatment for those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders

In addition, our IOP in Philadephia is easily accessible on the Main Line in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We are close to public transportation and minutes from downtown. For those who need housing, our IOP program in Philadelphia has top-notch recovery housing available.

Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Third-party IOP treatment outcomes by Vista Research found that 67% of clients at Enlightened Recovery successfully complete their program compared to the national average of only 26%. That means that the clients who start with us stick with us, as we are able to help them meet—and often exceed—their treatment expectations. By attending an IOP, clients gain a number of benefits that help them continue their lifelong journey in recovery.

Benefits of our IOP in Philadelphia include the following:

Flexible treatment schedule and program options
Fewer restrictions during treatment compared to inpatient rehab and PHP
Remain engaged in treatment while building recovery skills in daily life
Clients must remain accountable to their treatment goals without the structure of inpatient treatment
Comprehensive treatment that addresses multiple aspects of health and wellness
Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders
Individualized programming to cater to each client’s unique needs in recovery
Connecting to peer support groups that exist outside of the facility setting
Lower risk of relapse in early recovery

These benefits can greatly improve outcomes for those who need additional support following inpatient rehab or after stepping down from a PHP. During IOP, clients get to resume their daily lives while still getting a high level of support and structure. That way, they are not completely on their own yet are able to work on their recovery in the real world.

Start Your Recovery Today at Our IOP Program in Philadelphia

After inpatient rehab, it is important to continue treatment at an outpatient level. However, not everyone can fit a program like partial hospitalization (PHP) into their schedule. Still, others have finished a PHP and still need an intensive level of care to continue their recovery. Our IOP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers a high level of care and a flexible schedule.

Contact Enlightened Recovery to begin recovery at our IOP program in Philadelphia today.