When people choose a rehab program, they usually consider only outpatient and inpatient treatment plans. However, there are more addiction programs out there for people to choose from. At The Hills Outpatient Center, clients can choose an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is different from standard outpatient programs. It’s important for people to know the differences between intensive outpatient and outpatient programs.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

playing pool during intensive outpatient program (IOP) treatment at the hills outpatient centerAn intensive outpatient program or IOP is the highest level of care that people can seek aside from residential treatment. The amount of time and devotion that they get and put into IOPs is much more than traditional outpatient programs.

Sometimes clients go through all of these programs over the course of their treatment. Those with long-running addiction problems usually start with residential or inpatient treatment. Once they complete residential treatment, they step down to an IOP. This program still gives them a high level of care but provides more freedom.

Once they finish the IOP, they can move down to a traditional outpatient program. This approach gives them more time to focus on other aspects of their lives such as work, school, and family.

The Biggest Difference Is Time

The main difference between outpatient programs and IOPs is how much time that clients have to put into them. For example, The Hills’ outpatient program requires clients to visit up to three days a week. IOP has them visit three to six days a week. During IOP, they have to put much more time into group therapy.

Individual and group therapies help clients get to the root cause of their addictions. The Hills Outpatient Center also teaches relapse prevention and stress reduction techniques. In addition, our location provides quick access to gyms, restaurants, and shopping.

Let the Hills Outpatient Center Help You Overcome Your Addiction

At The Hills Outpatient Center, we know that everyone is different. Because of this, we believe strongly in creating custom recovery plans for each of our clients. These plans address individual needs.

We offer treatment options for drug addictions, including meth, cocaine, prescription drugs and alcohol. Some programs we offer include:

Don’t attempt to take on your drug addiction alone. Let us show you how The Hills Outpatient Treatment Center puts your needs first. Contact us today at (866) 777-0427 for answers to any questions that you have.