When deciding what type of treatment is most appropriate for your recovery, some people find the dichotomy between inpatient and outpatient treatment off-putting. Perhaps you require the supervision of inpatient, but you need to have the freedom to maintain a job. Perhaps you have completed an inpatient or partial hospitalization program and want to move on to “the next step.” If you relate to these quandaries, you should consider Phoenix Rising’s intensive outpatient program.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An intensive outpatient program (or IOP) is a sort of middle ground between inpatient and outpatient. There are two main types of IOP. The first is a day program. In a day program, you would meet 3 to 5 times a week, for anywhere between 2 and 5 hours, and then go home. A day program is just an outpatient program with more time spent here.

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What we recommend for anyone interested in an intensive outpatient program, is to use our sober living facilities. With sober living facilities, an IOP begins to resemble a commuter college situation. You have a “dorm” that is a manageable distance from your “class” (therapy sessions). After a session, you go back to your sober living quarters.

Clients who opt for this will usually participate less in our other activities. We want you to be able to spend your time looking for or maintaining a job. An intensive outpatient program is designed as a stepping stone. towards independence. While we encourage you to take all the time you need, our IOP typically takes 3 to 6 weeks.

Should I Consider an Intensive Outpatient Program?

Everyone has a unique path to recovery. And, while Phoenix Rising is the best intensive outpatient program Palm Springs CA has to offer, you need to decide what is best for you. Here are some of the reasons our clients select an IOP.

  • Recently Completed Inpatient or Partial Hospitalization: This reason is one of the most common explanations for why our clients choose an IOP. Inpatient/Residential programs offer a very high level of supervision and care. While a client may be ready to move on from residential treatment, they may not be ready for independence.
  • Can’t Decide Between Inpatient or Outpatient: For some, both inpatient and outpatient care are too extreme. An intensive outpatient program finds a healthy middle ground where we can help hold you accountable while you maintain more agency.
  • Cost: IOPs are less expensive than both residential programs and partial hospitalization programs. If you need an extra level of supervision, but can’t afford full-blown residential treatment, then an IOP is for you.

Overcome Addiction with Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising doesn’t just have the best intensive outpatient program Palm Springs CA has to offer. We also provide a plethora of other services. From detox to aftercare, we want to make sure you are supported through each step of your recovery. Here are some of the other treatment options we provide.

To learn more about our intensive outpatient program, call today at 855.232.8211. Our compassionate, highly trained, and experienced staff is here to help you. Don’t wait to get help! Your journey to recovery can begin today!