Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A person doesn’t develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs overnight. Instead, the disease of addiction develops gradually over a period of time as an individual escalates his or her misuse of alcohol or drugs. Of course, nobody ever intends to become addicted, but it’s because of the gradual nature of addiction’s development that individuals become addicted to mind-altering substances unexpectedly, often without realizing when they’ve passed the point of no return. When the substance abuse problem gives way to full-blown addiction, they’re no longer able to simply stop using alcohol or drugs. At this point, it’s likely that they’ll need an addiction treatment program to regain their sobriety and health.

Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to individuals who suffer from substance abuse problem. Oftentimes when we think about addiction treatment, we associate it with inpatient or residential care. While residential care is certainly effective, not everyone is able to take an extended leave of absence from their jobs and families to go to rehab. That’s why Coalition Recovery offers a Tampa outpatient program — as well as an intensive outpatient program — for individuals suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. If you’re looking for an outpatient drug rehab in Tampa, it’s likely that Coalition Recovery has the treatment program for you.

Intensive Outpatient & Outpatient Care: What’s the Difference?

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the different types of drug treatment programs that exist, but it’s important to remember that there are a number of differences between an inpatient and outpatient program for substance abuse in Tampa. As you might have guessed, an inpatient program is a residential style of treatment wherein patients are provided with temporary residential accommodations so as to live on-site at the treatment facility for the duration of the program. However, the problems associated with inpatient care are often related to a patient’s inability to take an extended leave of absence from work and family as well as cost; residential-style programs are often much more costly than outpatient programs, which is an important factor for individuals paying for treatment themselves.
By comparison, outpatient forms of treatment allow patients to continue living at home while commuting to their treatment facilities on designated days. Moreover, there are different types of outpatient care that you might consider as different tiers; the first tier is a standard outpatient program while the second tier is an intensive outpatient program.
The ultimate goal of an intensive outpatient program is to afford patients with an inpatient-like level of treatment intensity without sacrificing the flexibility that’s a traditional feature of outpatient care. In an intensive outpatient program, patients may attend treatments as many as five days per week for several hours per day. Even though this still represents a substantial time commitment, there’s still some flexibility with regard to the times at which an individual can participate in these treatments, making it possible for patients to continue fulfilling their responsibilities and obligations while in alcohol or drug rehab.

Comprehensive Treatments and Therapies

As is the case with inpatient programs, the outpatient and intensive outpatient programs at Coalition Recovery offer customizable and comprehensive recovery curricula, representing our meticulous planning to ensure that the unique needs of each patient are met. The foundation of our programming is psychotherapy and counseling, which is necessary to both identify the underlying causes of our clients’ substance abuse problems as well as to address those root causes to ensure they don’t trigger relapses in the future. Moreover, psychotherapy and counseling help patients to overcome many of the mental and emotional side effects of addiction.
Beyond psychotherapy and counseling, our comprehensive outpatient curricula include several therapeutic and psychoeducational process groups. These group-based therapy sessions serve a number of important functions, from helping patients to establish support peer relationships to relearning how to socialize without the interference of substance abuse.

Holistic Therapies and Treatments

Counseling and group sessions are important, but they’re far from the only components of an effective outpatient program. Besides those elements, Coalition Recovery offers an array of holistic treatments and therapies, which ensure that we’re able to meet our clients’ diverse recovery needs. Some of our most popular holistic offerings include yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and massage therapy.
While certain components of our outpatient programs address the psychological and physiological effects of addiction, our holistic offerings take a somewhat different approach in that they’re often uniting the body with the mind and spirit. In fact, the underlying goal of holism is to address the types of needs that can’t be addressed with traditional clinical therapies, helping patients to feel more at-peace and fulfilled as they begin the transition from recovery to lasting sobriety. In some ways, holistic therapies could be seen as the most integral part of the recovery journey.

What to Expect From Coalition’s Outpatient Programs

The first step in joining one of our outpatient programs is to complete an initial consultation and assessment. During this time, we evaluate a client’s needs so that we can create a customized curriculum for him or her. Since recovery is a different experience for everyone, this is an integral step in the process that optimizes each patient’s potential for success. After the intake process, the client will begin participating in daily psychotherapy and counseling, attending group sessions, and benefiting from our diverse holistic treatments. During the 90-day outpatient program, the individual will adjust to life in recovery and learn a variety of skills that will prove to be essential to sustaining newfound sobriety indefinitely.
Coalition Recovery is a new outpatient rehabilitation center with a focus on high-quality, comprehensive treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. If you would like to learn more about our outpatient programs or to schedule a free consultation for yourself or a loved one, call Coalitions Recovery today and take the first step toward long-lasting sobriety.

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