woman smiling talking at intensive outpatient programThere is nothing easy about overcoming addiction. One of these difficulties involves choosing the level of care that best suits your needs. The level of care you need will depend upon, among other factors, the severity of your addiction. At Fresh Start Recovery, many of our patients begin their journey to recovery in our intensive outpatient program (IOP). In intensive outpatient rehab, our patients learn healthy coping skills and real-world strategies for maintaining sobriety. If you require guided support but are also ready to begin putting these strategies into practice in your everyday life, our intensive outpatient program in MD might be right for you.

What Is Intensive Outpatient Rehab?

Many individuals struggling with substance abuse start their journey to recovery in a residential treatment facility. These programs can be useful for patients with very severe addictions. But not everyone can commit the time needed for this kind fo inpatient care. And the truth is that not everyone needs it. In an intensive outpatient addiction treatment program, patients live either at home or in “sober-living” community housing while they receive treatment. An IOP might be the right choice for you if:

  • You have already received treatment in a residential inpatient treatment program and/or have been in a partial hospitalization program (PHP).
  • The responsibilities of work, school, or childcare mean that you cannot commit the time needed to programs like the above
  • You are ready to return to work or school but need to continue treatment.
  • Residential inpatient care is beyond your means financially.
  • You already have a strong support network, but you wish to continue developing it as you recover.

As the National Institue on Drug Abuse has indicated, a quality intensive outpatient rehab program will provide you with expert care in a comfortable environment, while personalizing the program to meet your needs. And at Fresh Start, every patient receives an initial assessment to determine their needs in treatment and the best plan for them. Our team then customizes a plan to cater to your specific circumstances.

Intensive Outpatient Rehab at Fresh Start Recovery Center

We have designed our intensive outpatient program in MD to provide you with the tools you need to return to your life drug- and alcohol-free. And whether our IOP is the first step in your recovery or a continuation of your care, the Fresh Start team specializes in designing an individualized plan based around your needs during early recovery.

At Fresh Start Recovery Center, intensive outpatient addiction treatment focuses on helping you use the tools and skills you learn in treatment to deal with real-life situations and stresses. Group therapy is a crucial resource during this portion of your recovery. Groups are made up of your peers in recovery, many of whom have had similar experiences of addiction. Learning from — and eventually providing support to — others in intensive outpatient rehab does more than just help you manage your addiction. It is also a life-changing experience, especially as you discover that you have the strength to help others in need.

Along with regular group meetings, in the IOP you will also continue to see your therapist on an individual basis. These one-on-one sessions provide you with the structure, reflection, and accountability that will help ensure that you are achieving your goal of long-term recovery. 

Because addiction is also a disease that isolates its victims, in intensive outpatient rehab, you will also begin to mend the relationships that your addiction has strained or destroyed. This involves educating your family about addiction and coming up with strategies to promote long-term recovery. Your loved ones will also have access to family support groups where they can interact with members of other families in similar situations. In this way, your family will become a resource that will aid in your long-term recovery.

Learn More About Intensive Outpatient Rehab at Fresh Start Recovery

At Fresh Start Recovery Center, we aim to give you the tools you need to reach your goal of lasting recovery from substance abuse. Our intensive outpatient rehab program will help you develop the skills and healthy coping habits you need to avoid relapse and recover successfully. In group therapy, you will build and strengthen your support network. And in our family support program, you can heal your relationships and turn your family into a tool for recovery.  To learn more about our intensive outpatient rehab program or any of the broad range of programs we offer, reach out today. Contact us online or call 833.625.0398 when you are ready to take free yourself from the tyranny of drugs and alcohol.

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