The biggest challenge anyone will face in recovery from drugs or alcohol is the potential for relapse in the face of cravings and other cues to drink or use drugs. At Beach House Center for Recovery, we understand how very daunting this challenge can be— and, that there is probably no scarier, more vulnerable time than the transition to life after rehab, following detox and treatment.
We also know, on the basis of an abundance of research, that:
- the cravings that typically precipitate relapse recede in their intensity the longer you stay sober;
- the longer you stay in rehab, the more successful you’ll be at sustaining recovery over a lifetime. (Learn more about how long-term rehab improves treatment outcomes.)
Everyone should consider IOP because it is statistically proven that the longer your treatment stay is, the better your chance is of long-term sobriety. – IOP Coordinator Brenden Chew
- wants to build on the strides they have made in recovery, and feels they could benefit from extra support and accountability in the transition to life after rehab;
- or wants to maximize their chances of lifelong freedom from addiction.
Here is what to expect from our IOP program
- Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) for drug or alcohol cravings, where medically appropriate
- Evidence-based group and individual therapies offered on weekday mornings
- Life skills training and job and vocational coaching on weekday afternoons
- 7:1 client-therapist ratio (well below industry standards at 11:1)
- Bright and airy living accommodations in beautiful Juno Beach, Florida, at our brand-new facility located near miles of quiet beach preserve
- A strong peer support community, within a sober, drug-free environment
- Caring and experienced medical and clinical professionals
- Participation in 12-step recovery groups
- The option of family therapy through our Family Program
- Renowned high safety standard
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment
Anyone considering treatt for an addiction must choose what kind of program will best serve their treatment needs, starting with the question of whether they need inpatient versus outpatient care. Inpatient residential care is a highly structured, more intensive level of care that requires 24/7 residence in a rehab facility. Outpatient treatment, on the other hand, is typically very part-time, as a much less intensive level of care—in many cases comprising only a few hours of therapy per week—that can be undertaken while living at home. (Learn more about key differences between inpatient versus outpatient care and how to choose which is best for you.)
What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a transitional steppingstone program between inpatient and outpatient care. As a “Stage 2” level of care for clients who have graduated from our 35-day inpatient residential program or have been referred to us, our IOP program combines the benefits of both inpatient and outpatient rehab care:
- On-campus residence at our treatment facility, offering the added, built-in support of a peer support community and safe, sober living environment
- The same group and individual therapies offered in our inpatient rehab program, only in a less intensive, part-time capacity (from 9am to 12pm on weekday mornings at our facility)
- Greater independence and freedom to pursue next vocational steps in preparing for life after rehab
- Career counseling, resume building, job and vocational preparation, and other key life skills necessary to succeed both at life and in recovery
The main benefit of IOP is that it is a great way to transition from inpatient treatment to life after rehab. During IOP, clients get exposure to real-life stressors, but with the added support and accountability of outpatient treatment to assist them in processing and managing those stressors. – IOP Coordinator Brenden Chew
How IOP Treats Addiction – Types of Addictions Treated and Treatments Offered
Like our other programs, IOP treatment is for anyone with any substance use disorder and/or co-occurring mental condition. (Learn more about our Dual Diagnosis Treatment program.)
Our IOP program treats addiction via a comprehensive approach that combines medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and behavioral therapies that address the roots of addiction. In this sense, the outpatienct substance abuse treatments offered in our IOP program are the same as those offered in our other rehab programs. They include:
A key difference that distinguishes the IOP program from our other programs is its emphasis on helping clients prepare for life after rehab and the attainment of personal and professional goals, via life skills training and job and vocational coaching in the form of career counseling, resume building, and other supports. The objective is to ensure a safe, smooth and sober re-entry into the daily rigors of home and work life following rehab, while setting clients up for long-term success in recovery. (Learn more about our clients’ post-rehab success rates.)
On any given day in the program, then, IOP clients might also be found meeting with our alumni case manager, whose job is to help clients:
- plug into the local recovery community
- find a sober housing situation that meets their needs
- and pursue next steps in educational and/or vocational development.
IOP treats addiction with a clinical and community approach. Clients receive group and individual therapy, and live in our recovery residence, where they are strongly encouraged to participate in a 12-step fellowship. Clients are also taught essential life skills in IOP. – IOP Coordinator Brenden Chew
Other Benefits of IOP
Other benefits of IOP include:
- The extra accountability it offers – IOP clients in on-campus housing may receive random drug screenings to ensure they are complying with our pledge to provide a 100 percent, drug-free living environment.
- Access to our Family Program and the additional support it offers in preparation for life after rehab – While IOP sessions are exclusively for clients in our programs, any client in IOP has the option to involve close loved ones in their plan of treatment and post-rehab preparations, via intensive family therapy and/or regular support and updates.
- Access to our aftercare and continuing care services – After they leave the outpatient program, clients can continue to find support from our extensive network of referrals, maintenance therapy options, thriving alumni program and other recovery offerings. As a result, our IOP clients have peace of mind knowing that we are here to support them for as long as they need it.
How Much Does IOP Cost?
Naturally, this is one of the first questions that prospective clients and their families ask. The good news is that many private insurance plans cover all or most of the costs of an IOP program— and, that where there may be a gap in coverage, flexible payment plans can make the remaining expense affordable.
Because insurance plans can differ, the best way to get a more precise answer to questions about cost and pricing is to call our dedicated counselors for a free consultation. They are available 24/7 to take your call, and can give you a personalized answer, based on the details of your insurance plan, regarding what you can expect to pay for an intensive outpatient program.
If you do not have health insurance, you still may benefit from consulting our dedicated counselors. At Beach House Center for Recovery, we believe no person with a drug or alcohol addiction should be deprived of a fighting chance at recovery purely because of limited resources. We will do our best to help you find freedom from addiction, even if that means referring you to another provider that can better assist you in that journey.