Intensive Outpatient Treatment is also known as IOP (intensive outpatient program), which is preceded by PHP (also known as a partial hospitalization program). This is a primary treatment program that is often recommended by a clinical and medical assessment upon intake. All clients of NACA will participate in IOP for the duration of their stay. IOP will begin after completion of PHP, and will allow clients to continue with group and individual therapy while they re-acclimate to everyday life by going to meetings and getting a job.
Some of the benefits of being in IOP are that clients will be able to continue dealing with many physiological and psychological issues that accompany extended drug use and addiction such as:
- Life Skills
- Relapse Prevention Skills
- Managing Urges and Cravings
- Understanding Brain Chemistry
- Trauma Counseling
- Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (also known as PAWS)
At NACA our IOP program encourages active participation in 12-step programs in addition to the IOP participation. IOP can be as effective as individual therapy for chemical dependency, given the right conditions and individual support and attention.