What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
An intensive outpatient program is a type of treatment that provides structured support to individuals struggling with substance abuse, mental health disorders, or both. It is designed to be a step-down level of care from inpatient treatment, allowing individuals to receive the support they need while also maintaining their daily responsibilities and routines.
IOP typically involves 3-5 days of treatment per week, with sessions lasting 3-4 hours each. These sessions may include individual therapy, group therapy, and other therapeutic activities such as meditation, yoga, or art therapy.
The goal of IOP is to provide a supportive and structured environment that promotes healing and recovery. It is an effective option for individuals who have completed inpatient treatment or who may not need the intensity of inpatient treatment but still need a high level of support.