An intensive outpatient program is a substance use program that helps addicts become and stay sober through various treatments, such as individual counseling and group therapy. Unlike inpatient programs, an intensive outpatient program enables participants to live at home while receiving counseling several times a week, allowing them to continue their lives with minimal disruption.
IOP vs. General Outpatient Programs for Addiction Treatment
IOPs are designed to fill the gap between inpatient and general outpatient programs. Both IOP and general outpatient programs allow patients to live at home while visiting an outpatient treatment center regularly to get treatments. However, an IOP provides a more intensive level of treatment than a general outpatient program, requiring more time commitment and providing more therapies.