Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program  

When you’ve made the life-changing decision to seek help for a substance abuse problem, you’ve already taken the first important step on your personal path to positive change – but your next step could make all the difference when it comes to successful treatment for your addiction.

Finding a Program That Works

At Retreat Premiere Addiction Treatment Centers, we understand that not everyone who is willing to undertake the challenge of intensive treatment for addiction needs – or even feasibly can – be part of an Inpatient Program in order to make progress. That’s why at our IOP Palm Beach County facility, we offer the option of an Intensive Outpatient Program.

Is an Intensive Outpatient Program Right for You?

Good candidates for an Intensive Outpatient Program are often those who will not need to undergo a medically supervised detox period when they begin treatment. There are several beneficial reasons for someone entering treatment to choose an Intensive Outpatient Program, but these are two of the most important:

  • High Success Rates Without Being Forced to Put Everything on Hold

Most people have a basic understanding of the way that Intensive Inpatient Programs for substance abuse rehabilitation work – requiring patients in the program to live in a monitored group setting for their initial period of treatment. While this may be the most effective way for some patients to approach their recovery, it certainly isn’t for everyone. Many potential patients find themselves struggling with the decision to commit to a program that would cut them off from their friends and family, their home and their career for any period of time. An Intensive Outpatient Program allows patients to gain access to the help they need without disrupting not only their life but also the lives of the people who depend on them.

  • Effective Treatment That is Integrated Into Your Daily Life

Intensive Outpatient Programs fall somewhere between the more structured Inpatient Programs and less involved Outpatient Programs. The result of this is a more flexible kind of treatment, which can be better tailored to suit the specific needs of the patient while working within the bounds of their existing schedule and obligations. Integrating treatment into the life the patient already knows, rather than removing them from it completely, can sometimes increase their chances of long-term success. Intensive Outpatient Programs also allow patients to widen their support system by remaining near their family and friends while also meeting and getting to know other local patients and professionals participating in the program, which offers the valuable comfort and camaraderie that comes from sharing a difficult experience.

If you are interested in learning more about the Intensive Outpatient Program at our IOP Palm Beach County facility, for yourself or for someone you care about, we encourage you to take the first step and contact us today.