If you are seeking treatment for a substance use or eating disorder, the level of care you need is important. You also may need to consider those who are there to support you on your treatment and recovery journey. Close friends and family will also benefit from the level of treatment you receive. Because of its flexible nature, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) may be ideal. It allows the person seeking treatment to manage home, work, or school responsibilities during treatment. For more information on how an intensive outpatient program works, contact Crossroads at 877.978.1667.
Benefits of an IOP
An IOP works well for those whose level of addiction or risk of harm to themselves is not severe. This could be a result of already completing a stay at a residential program. However, they still need a layer of support as they continue their recovery journey. It’s one of the most flexible treatment options for a substance use or eating disorder. It allows people to receive part-time therapy that works with their schedule without sacrificing the benefits of care. This structure, balanced with flexibility, creates a clear path to recovery and avoids a potential relapse.
Key benefits of IOP include:
- An affordable option as compared to other treatment programs that require a residential stay. In general, an IOP costs less than other treatment programs because it removes the added costs of residing on site.
- The flexibility allows you to manage your obligations at home, work, or school. Plus, being at home among familiar surroundings can help the comfort level surrounding the recovery process.
- The comfort of sleeping in your own bed at night can be healing. For some, being away from home can add to the stress and anxiety they already feel.
- A strong network of sober supporters at your disposal. Because outpatient rehab allows patients to be home and in treatment, they can create a larger and more diverse group of family, friends, and peers that they can rely on to support their recovery.
What to Expect at the IOP at Crossroads
Recovery from a substance use disorder, mental health disorder, eating disorder, or co-occurring disorder is not easy. It’s a process that takes time and commitment. The IOP at Crossroads focuses on gender-responsive behavioral health services that are flexible with one’s schedule and cater specifically to women or men. Gender-responsive models are beneficial as they recognize that each gender does not necessarily face the same challenges or in the same way. This approach to treatment can help teach the most effective coping skills and methods that lead to a healthier way of life. At Crossroads, we believe in offering individualized programs we’ve designed for each person’s needs. Group therapies are organized around groups of the same gender to create a safe space. People can feel comfortable sharing and can focus on recovery.
Crossroads offers a wide range of treatment programs specifically for women, including:
- BackCove Women’s residential program
- Gender-specific outpatient treatment
- A residential rehab program for women with children
- An eating disorder treatment center
Contact Crossroads to Learn More About an IOP
Before any outpatient treatment can begin, it is crucial to ensure it’s the right fit and that it can meet the needs of the person in treatment. The first step is to meet with a licensed counselor and create a customized treatment plan that works within the program. The goal is to address the hurdles to recovery, identify triggers for relapse, and find the path to living a healthier life. Contact our treatment team today at 877.978.1667 to learn more about the benefits of an IOP and all your treatment options.