Massachusetts Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) For Alcohol And Drug Treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment is a flexible treatment option which helps addicted individuals continue their recovery journey. An IOP treatment program may be right for recovering individuals who have completed inpatient treatment or who don’t require medical supervision.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Substance abuse leads to addiction all too often, a chronic disease that affects the body, brain, and many other aspects of a person’s health and life. Stopping substance abuse and conquering addiction often entails rigorous treatment programs.

While there are many different forms of drug rehab programs, intensive treatments are the most effective for severe substance use disorders. These include inpatient rehab programs, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs.

At Spring Hill Recovery Center, we offer several treatment programs for addiction to help our patients maintain their recovery goals long after completing an inpatient program. Our addiction treatment programs include an intensive outpatient program.

What Are Intensive Outpatient Programs?

Intensive outpatient treatment programs (IOP) offer a level of care for substance abuse and drug and alcohol addiction that is both intensive and outpatient in nature.

While highly structured, intensive outpatient programs are flexible in format, which appeals to some addicted individuals who cannot commit to an inpatient rehab program.

IOP programs are sometimes called day programs because a patient will often attend treatment during the day and return home at night. This is in contrast to other intensive programs, such as residential rehab. In residential treatment, patients stay onsite at a rehab center for the duration of treatment, which could last from 28 days to a year or more.

Intensive outpatient programs may last anywhere from eight weeks to 16 weeks, with therapy, group counseling, and case management taking place from three to five hours per day, two to four days per week. IOP programs help individuals stay committed to recovery by fostering relapse prevention.

Rehab centers may offer intensive outpatient care programs as part of a continuum of care for substance abuse, mental health treatment, and dual diagnosis treatment. IOPs may also be found at hospitals, counseling centers, and non-profit organizations.

Who Will Benefit From Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

Intensive outpatient treatment may not fit the needs of every person who needs addiction treatment. For those with severe addictions, residential rehab programs may be the best option to help avoid relapse.

Prior to substance abuse treatment, a full clinical assessment may be necessary to help determine the best level of care for your or a loved one. After the drug and alcohol evaluation, you’ll be placed in the drug rehab program that’s right for you.

Patients who may benefit most from intensive outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse include:

  • those who have completed inpatient rehab, such as our Ashby residential rehab program
  • those who no longer need medical supervision or 24-hour care
  • people who can live independently but want to remain committed to recovery
  • patients who have obligations that keep them from entering inpatient treatment
  • newly recovering individuals

Therapies And Treatments In Intensive Outpatient Programs

Each intensive outpatient program for substance abuse will be different from the next, but all IOPs offer therapy, counseling, and case management.

Therapies vary, but may include:

  • individual therapy sessions
  • group therapy
  • behavioral therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • alternative therapies, like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training

For those undergoing medication-assisted treatment, IOPs may offer medication management or continued access to medication-assisted therapy, like Suboxone and methadone.

Depending on the intensive outpatient program, you may be able to access other forms of alternative treatment, like wilderness therapy, adventure therapy, or other types of outdoor therapy.

When offered by a treatment center, intensive outpatient is often part of transitional living. This allows newly recovering individuals to live on their own in a sober living home, attend the IOP, and receive continued assistance and support from the rehab center.

Spring Hill’s Intensive Outpatient Program In Massachusetts

At our accredited Massachusetts drug rehab center, intensive outpatient programs are facilitated on campus, located in the beautiful wooded area of Ashby. We pair intensive outpatient treatment with our transitional living homes.

This approach allows patients who have completed inpatient treatment and/or medical detox, or those who no longer need 24-hour care, to live on their own. During this time, residents receive staff support and intensive treatment for addiction on a regular basis.

While Spring Hill staff checks in with residents in transitional living, outpatient treatment and daily life is less structured than in inpatient treatment. This affords the flexibility needed to transition to life in recovery after completing the residential treatment program.

All of our intensive outpatient programs provide counseling, therapy, and individualized case management. The therapy groups you will take part in will depend on your customized treatment plan, which will be designed before the start of drug and alcohol treatment.

Some of the therapies and other treatments we offer in our rehab programs include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)
  • individual and group therapies
  • counseling and case management
  • medication management

Treatment length for IOPs at our Massachusetts rehab center depends on your individual needs.

Toward the end of the intensive outpatient program, residents work with case managers to determine the next step in their recovery care. This could be continuing with day treatment and remaining in transitional living, or moving on to outpatient services, such as counseling, and living on their own.

All levels of care for substance use disorders at Spring Hill Recovery Center aim to equip recovering individuals with the tools and skills they need to remain in recovery.

List Of Massachusetts Cities We Serve

Our residential rehab programs and intensive outpatient treatment programs are offered at our Ashby, Massachusetts treatment facility. However, we serve patients from all areas of Massachusetts, as well as residents from other states and greater New England.

Located an hour’s drive from many major cities in the state of Massachusetts, our treatment facility offers individualized treatment plans with an evidence-based treatment approach.

Some of the cities nearby that we serve for Massachusetts addiction treatment include:

Types Of Insurance Accepted At Spring Hill

Many major health insurance companies cover the cost of intensive outpatient treatment. Spring Hill Recovery Center is in-network with many private insurance carriers.

We also accept some out-of-network health insurance plans to help more individuals find relief in recovery. However, if we are not in-network with your insurance, your out-of-pocket treatment costs could be higher.

When you call to learn about our rehab programs, one of our treatment representatives can verify your insurance for you. If we are out-of-network with your insurance plan, we offer private pay options for you and your family members to help make recovery possible.

Find Addiction Treatment At Spring Hill Recovery Center

When someone is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, time is of the essence when it comes to finding treatment. This is especially true if the person struggles with abuse of dangerous or highly addictive drugs, such as heroin, opioids, or alcohol.

Here at Spring Hill, we offer a range of care levels for substance abuse and addiction. If we do not have an immediate placement for you at our Ashby rehab center, we may still be able to find a rehab program for you.

Spring Hill is part of a network of Massachusetts rehab centers, together which offer a full spectrum of care from residential, to outpatient and sober living, to aftercare programs. Patients can access all our behavioral health treatment services, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you or a loved one are struggling today, don’t waste any more time in starting your recovery. Contact Spring Hill Recovery Center to discuss your treatment options.

Written by Spring Hill Editorial Team

Published on: August 25, 2020 | Edited on: March 19, 2023

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