IOP in St. Augustine
Addiction Treatment in St. Augustine, FL
Dr. Paul’s By The Sea has extensive experience in helping people who have struggled with substance use disorders (SUD). The services that we provide are designed to support lasting recovery for each patient. Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) in St. Augustine is ideal for those who need to receive treatment while, at the same time, remain at home.
Intensive Outpatient Program
An individualized treatment plan is vital to achieving lasting recovery. Patients who have a structured and supportive home life can acquire help with their substance abuse outside of residential treatment. Dr. Paul’s IOP program is the ideal choice for those who need the help of a drug and alcohol treatment center, but without staying in a rehab facility.
The differing needs of any patient seeking help for their addiction should not be hindered in their search for treatment. Some individuals may require time off from their everyday lives to focus on detox and learn to live a life without substance abuse. Others may need to continue managing their daily commitments as they participate in treatment.
Outpatient treatment can also be a helpful step for those transitioning from inpatient treatment back into their daily routine. Patients need to have the option of receiving treatment while living at home. Our outpatient program is beneficial and useful for those who need the option of remaining at home.
What is an IOP?
Intensive outpatient programs are a form of rehab where people with addiction issues can participate in treatment but return home once their session is completed for the day. An IOP is best suited for those whose addiction is less severe and does not require 24-hour supervision. Those who choose an outpatient program must have a support system at home.
A patient who is going through an IOP program will have access to the services and amenities that are offered at the rehab facility. The sessions they participate in with a therapist, psychiatrist, or support group are all scheduled around their commitments outside of rehab. An intensive outpatient program will require at least 9 hours or more of treatment each week, split into 3-5 days.
Detox in Intensive Outpatient Programs
The majority of IOPs will not offer detox services, as it would be dangerous to go through the process unsupervised. Detox programs are usually separate from inpatient and outpatient services. The patient will typically transition into an inpatient or outpatient program once they have completed detoxing.
The detox program at Dr. Paul’s By The Sea is part of a detailed treatment plan. Once our patients have completed detox they will be transitioned into a residential program or outpatient program. This is dependent on how severe their addiction is and how much help they will require.
Inpatient Vs. Outpatient
An intensive outpatient program is similar to an inpatient program. It can provide the same level of success for anyone that cannot afford to spend all of their time in a treatment facility. Clients have the opportunity to continue living at home and, in most cases, going to work full time.
The most obvious difference between an inpatient and outpatient program is the patients in an inpatient program receive 24-hour care at a residential facility. In contrast, patients who are participating in an intensive outpatient program can return home after they have completed their session for the day.
An inpatient program is more beneficial to those who have gone through rehabs before but have ended up relapsing. These particular patients need an environment that keeps them sequestered from temptation.
Therapies & Activities in IOP
A patient who is going through an intensive outpatient program will have sessions with a therapist assigned to them on a weekly basis. They will also be placed in a support group with other patients who are in the IOP program.
Patients will learn about and discuss several topics that include:
Reasons for Intensive Outpatient Care
The best candidate for an intensive outpatient program will have a secure home environment with supportive family members and other loved ones. This course of action can be an ideal option for people who have already been through detox and do not have severe symptoms. It might be a necessity for those who do not have the flexibility in their careers to take a few months off from work to focus on recovery.
Parents who must be home to care for their young children might require intensive outpatient treatment so that they can be there for their family throughout their recovery. Whatever the reason may be, outpatient treatment allows patients to spend nights in their own homes while also spending a set amount of time in a recovery program.
The Benefits of Choosing Outpatient
While attending their recovery program, patients will have to spend more time in treatment than they would with a non-intensive outpatient program. Intensive treatment requires a certain amount of hours each day at a rehab center. The time spent in treatment will include individual therapy, group activities, and support groups.
Through intensive outpatient programs, each person is monitored to ensure they remain sober, and staff members keep track of their physical health and psychological progress in recovery. Intensive outpatient is a chance for patients to connect with a community as they attend group therapy sessions. Individual and group therapy commitments are critical elements in the process of recovery that work effectively, even while living at home.
Outpatient is still customizable for patients so that they can overcome their unique obstacles and reach personal goals throughout their journey to sobriety. Educational activities are also included and assist patients with learning all the skills necessary to remain sober after they leave treatment.
An intensive outpatient program is a way for people in recovery to remain connected to their personal lives and apply everything they learn throughout their treatment. Dr. Paul’s By The Sea’s intensive outpatient treatment allows you to maintain your normal life while receiving the care that you need to become permanently sober.