Substance Abuse IOP Adolescent

Exult Healthcare Adolescent IOP March 2017

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?  FAQ

An Intensive Outpatient Program (also known as IOP) is a primary treatment program recommended in some circumstances by a clinical and medical assessment. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox, on a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life.

An IOP program can help you achieve success in recovery while you live at home or in a sober living environment.  With the Intensive Outpatient Treatment program, you are able to establish a foundation for long term recovery support in your local community right from the start of your treatment, instead of waiting until you return from living away in a rehab center.

What should I expect?

In the Intensive Outpatient Program, you receive services primarily through group therapy, but are also assigned an individual therapist you will meet with while in treatment. Groups are small and generally do not exceed 10 people, allowing for a safe and comfortable environment.

Here are some of the topics that will be discussed in an IOP:

  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • How to Manage Urges and Cravings?
  • Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction
  • Progression of the Disease of Addiction
  • Introduction to the Twelve Steps and SMART Recovery
  • Spirituality
  • Stages of Change
  • Focus On Co-Occurring Disorders and the Effects On Addiction and Recovery
  • Family Education

Although you will receive treatment in a group setting, your treatment program will be tailored to your individual needs and you may be may be referred for additional comprehensive mental health treatment, visits with our psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, nutritional counseling, and/or training in how to increase healthy life skills.

Does an IOP include detox?

Your important initial clinical assessment will determine your suitability for the IOP treatment program. In some situations, detox may be required. If medically-supervised detox is required, you will learn the specifics of that requirement for your custom treatment plan, and you will be referred to available professional detox services that are a fit for your situation, prior to starting the IOP program. You will also receive important, helpful counseling about your needs and treatment options as part of your assessment.

What is the difference between an IOP and Residential Treatment?

At a residential treatment facility, you live in a residence area, usually a shared dorm room or semi-private room, under the rules and governance of the operators of the center. Each treatment center is unique with its own set of requirements, but you generally give up control of your day-to-day life while in treatment. Travel is sometimes required for inpatient treatment, and sometimes travel is desired. For example, some people choose to go to Florida for inpatient rehab, and live in a treatment facility for the duration of their rehab. For the typical rehab experience lasting 30 to 90 days, this can mean a significant time away from work, family, and personal obligations.

With an outpatient program like the IOP offered by Exult Healthcare, you continue to live at your own home. You remain in control of your own life. You can still go to work or get a job, and begin rebuilding your personal life, with the help and support you receive from the program. You are responsible for participating in the treatment programs according to your scheduled treatment plan.

In the Intensive Outpatient Program, you continue your life with support from the local clinical, emotional and peer support systems provided by the IOP.

Who is a good candidate for an IOP?

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for people who are struggling with problems associated with addictions, substance use and abuse, we also offer IOP’s for Binge Eating Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and Trauma.

Eligibility for the IOP is determined by a mandatory clinical/medical assessment, which is conducted at the center as part of the admissions process. The intensive outpatient treatment program is customized for each person, guided by the initial assessment and follow up.

Am I required to participate in 12-Step meetings?

Exult Healthcare is non-denominational. We are not a religious organization. We do not preach any specific set philosophical teachings, although we believe your religion and spirituality can be important components of your recovery. We believe in hope, hard work, community support, and the potential of the human spirit to overcome the problems stemming from substance use.

The 12 Step approach to counseling is very effective, and forms the basis of peer support that has proven to be essential for successful recovery in many cases. Most of our individualized client treatment plans include participation in 12-step meetings. However we also offer SMART Recovery as an alternative to 12 Step.

What is SMART Recovery?

You will learn about both the 12 Step approach and SMART Recovery in our IOP sessions.  With the help of your clinical team, youw ill be able to chose which support system is the best fit for your personal recovery.  In fact, many participants find that both SMART and 12 Step can be used to support their recovery efforts.

Is Exult Healthcare associated with a religion?

No, Exult Healthcare is not a religious center. Our treatment is based on proven scientific methods and practices which do encompass spirituality, but do not have a religious base.

We tailor the intensive outpatient treatment to the individual needs of our community, which includes Christians, Catholics, Protestants, Atheists, Agnostics, Jews, and individuals from numerous backgrounds and perspectives. Our staff is similarly diverse, with a common focus on successful treatment and supported recovery.

How long is the Intensive Outpatient Program?

Our IOP(s) usually runs for a period of 8 (eight) weeks but every patient is different. Substance Abuse can be 16 weeks and Mood disorders usually average 12 weeks.

Are my family members involved in my treatment?

Research has shown the individuals whose families are involved in treatment have a much better prognosis and a higher success rate. Exult Healthcare will make a concerted effort to include family members in treatment whenever possible.  The goal of the family education program is to provide family members with information and support that will assist our clients in their recovery.

Is there an assessment before I begin treatment?

Yes, an assessment is required for admission to the Intensive Outpatient Program. An IOP treatment is tailored to the individual by a Master’s level professional clinician who uses information gained in the introductory interview and assessment.

Is there an initial fee?

Your personal history, status, and condition will determine how detailed an assessment you will require in order for us to do an appropriate evaluation. Generally speaking your initial assessment is free of charge.

What information is gathered in the initial assessment?

The treatment plan for you will be determined through a clinical and medical assessment that may include interviews, questionnaires, medical histories, psycho-social evaluations, urine and/or breath analysis, and more. The more detailed our knowledge is of your total state of being, the better your treatment plan will be.

When does the IOP meet?

Currently we have IOP groups that meet in our McKinney location on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Groups are held in the morning or evening to fit with your schedule.

Are Intensive Outpatient Programs covered by insurance?

Yes, insurance plans will cover IOP when indicated.  We work with most insurance plans and can assist in the referral authorization process.  If you want to know more about your health plan and if IOP is a covered benefit, call our office today.  469-714-0006

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