If you’ve decided to seek help for your alcohol or drug use disorder, you may want to know what your options are. At Fort Behavioral Health in Texas, we offer an intensive outpatient program that allows you to receive the care you need, even if you can’t commit to a residential program. Learn more about what to expect in an IOP rehab from our team today by calling 844.332.1807 or completing our online form.

What Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

In an IOP substance abuse treatment program, you can attend rehab part-time and still live at home. These hybrid programs are suited well for those going through substance abuse treatment for the first time. Those with severe addictions, co-occurring mental health issues, or a weak support system may opt for a more intensive residential treatment program.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are more intense than traditional outpatient programs. Depending on your substance use disorder and individual treatment plan, they may meet for a few hours to nine hours a day.

During group therapy, you’ll have a chance to share your story and help others with their recovery journey. Group therapy is a cornerstone of many IOP programs, and it allows participants to learn how to share their emotions and socialize without drinking or using drugs.

At Fort Behavioral Health, you will also receive case management, medication management, psychiatric screening, and vocational skills training.

What to Expect in an IOP Rehab

You may wonder how does an intensive outpatient program work? What to expect in an IOP rehab is that you’ll visit a treatment center several times during the week. During each session, you spend a few hours working on your recovery program. It differs from an inpatient program where clients live at the facility while receiving addiction treatment and therapy.

IOP programs, which typically meet weekday mornings or evenings, include group and individual therapy. Typical programs last about ninety days and include drug testing for accountability and to track your progress. There are many reasons you may choose an intensive outpatient program. Perhaps you have children at home or work full-time. In any case, these programs allow you to return home every evening without losing progress on your recovery efforts.

IOP Goals

Some of the goals of attending an intensive outpatient program include:

  • Maintaining abstinence
  • Achieving positive behavioral change
  • Building a support system
  • Addressing issues such as employment, housing, and meeting attendance
  • Beginning a 12-step program

How Does an Intensive Outpatient Program Work?

The staff includes both therapists and medical professionals who perform the same roles as in a residential treatment program. You will start with an assessment conducted by our admissions staff. Then, you receive a treatment program unique to your needs. During your time at the facility, you will receive physical, mental, and emotional support needed to work through co-occurring disorders, cravings, and withdrawal symptoms.

IOP programs also include group sessions, classes, and workshops to help you transition from a recovery program to a lifelong commitment to recovery. Sessions begin with a check-in so everyone can share their feelings on progress. If you have anything to report, personal stories and anecdotes can help everyone in the group to grow and learn.

A trained therapist leads the group discussion and helps you find the courage to speak up and participate. This is a great way to learn how to communicate, share your emotions, and begin to work through the complex feelings that come with recovery.

Explore the IOP Program at Fort Behavioral Health

An IOP also comes with individual services to help you cope with processing your thoughts and emotions in a healthy way. Are you ready to put the darkness of addiction in the past? An IOP program can help you transition without giving up your job or leaving school. Contact us by calling 844.332.1807 or completing our online form for more information on our addiction programs.


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