Overview of Intensive Outpatient Program
At GateHouse Treatment, we offer intensive outpatient programs also referred to as IOP treatment for you or your loved one suffering from drug addiction. The design is meant to allow you to rebuild your life while also staying accountable to your recovery by staying in our residence, attending groups, individual therapy, and 12 step meetings.
IOP treatment is a great option for you or your loved one after you have completed detox and residential treatment. It is also a great option for clients who do not require residential or detox treatment. It is an added supplement of recovery and keeps the men we help centered while adjusting to life again. IOP treatment is paramount to ensure the progress of sobriety in the long term.
- IOP treatment provides opportunities for you to develop communication skills and participate in socialization experiences; this is particularly useful for individuals whose socializing has revolved around using drugs or alcohol
- IOP establishes an environment in which you help, support, and, when necessary, confront one another
- IOP introduces structure and discipline into the often-chaotic lives you or your loved one
- IOP provides norms that reinforce healthful ways of interacting and a safe and supportive therapeutic milieu that is crucial for recovery
- IOP also continues to advance individual recovery; group members who are further along in recovery can help other members
- IOP provides a venue for group leaders to transmit new information, teach new skills, and guide clients as they practice new behaviors
Intensive Outpatient Program will include
Individual Therapy: One-on-one sessions can be of great value for clients, giving them an opportunity to have a private therapy session weekly with one of our master’s level clinicians. This time can be used in several different ways. Clients may discuss their progress through treatment, setbacks and successes in recovery, or address current issues or concerns they might have and be unwilling to discuss openly in a group setting.
Group Therapy: Group therapy is a fundamental part of any phase of treatment. During the Intensive Outpatient Program, clients will attend multiple groups each day. Group therapy allows individuals to share, and learn from the experiences of others, and receive support from those that are in a similar situation. This allows the group to learn there are benefits from peer support and through proper communication, led by a therapist, clients can learn skills that are essential to their long-term recovery.
Family Sessions: Addiction is a family disease. The impact of having a loved one who is addicted to alcohol or drugs can be felt across the whole family. The same way family members can be affected by their loved one’s struggles, it is crucial for them to also play a role in their recovery. The therapists will work with the client and client’s family through family therapy sessions that can be done at the facility or through phone/skype sessions. For more information on how the family can participate in their loved ones recovery, GateHouse Treatment offers a family program free of charge to our client’s families. For more information, visit our Family Program page.
Medication Management: Certain psychotropic medications are necessary for those suffering from a mental health illness along with substance abuse. After visiting with our psychiatrist, they will discuss a medication plan with the patient, using only non-narcotic medications to benefit the patient. When a client in our Intensive Outpatient Program has been prescribed medication, the client will be educated on the medication prescribed and a staff member will handle all dispensing of medications from a locked safe at regular, routine, times through out the day. This medication management is good preparation for healthy medication management once the client leaves the facility.
IOP at GateHouse Treatment encompasses all of this and more. Our Intensive Outpatient Program is specifically designed with therapy, case management, and 12 steps so that the men who are with us get and stay sober.