Is an intensive outpatient program right for you or your loved one?

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For more information about the intensive outpatient programs offered at PAX Campus Recovery visit or call 844-406-8956.

Addiction is a complex disease, but there are many programs to help with recovery.

If a person with a substance abuse problem is committed to getting sober, but their condition isn’t quite severe enough for an inpatient program or hospitalization, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) like PAX Campus Recovery in Lake Worth could be the recovery option they need. A program like this allows patients to have the freedom to work and care for their family in the real world while recovering from their addiction.

Keep reading to find out more about intensive, outpatient rehabilitation programs and learn if it could be the best option for you or your loved one.

What is an IOP?

IOPs are recommended for patients who don’t need to be medically-supervised on a full-time basis for addiction recovery. The program enables those in recovery to continue their therapy following a successful detox on a part-time basis while still receiving high-level care. An IOP can come in a variety of formats and can offer different levels of intensity.

Once a client graduates from detox or residential, an IOP is implemented for continued care. The patient visits a facility for three or more hours a day, five days a week. The patients can get jobs, go to meetings, and experience the real world—all while making efforts to better themselves. They’re still acclimated with the community while they acquire the resources and tools that are necessary to succeed.

Don’t live close enough to commute to PAX Campus? No worries; safe and comfortable housing is available. In fact, 95 percent of clients at PAX Campus felt the housing was a “healthy environment” for recovery.

Who does this treatment fit best?

An IOP is typically recommended for someone who is in the early stages of treatment, or for those who are transitioning from a hospital setting to home life. It’s a common solution for those who have been evaluated as fit for part-time treatment.

What types of treatments are practiced?

  • Screening assessment. When you enter an IOP, you will be screened through a series of interviews to determine the severity of the addiction and understand any mental or physical health conditions. A treatment plan is then developed to match your needs.
  • Group and individual therapy sessions. Through a variety of different formats of sessions, the patient will meet with therapists to change destructive feelings, attitudes, and behaviors into healthy ones. And many patients rely on their fellow group members for support—96 percent of residents rated the community as supportive, very supportive, or a crucial part of their recovery.
  • Self-help groups. Most programs encourage patients to participate in self-health groups in addition to their on-site therapy sessions. The groups offer support before, during, and after the formal treatment.

For more information about the intensive outpatient programs offered at PAX Campus Recovery visit or call 844-406-8956.