If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol addiction in Fort Worth, Texas or DFW, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are an effective solution that allows you to get treatment for alcoholism without having to go to a residential treatment program.
There are many different types of treatments for substance abuse. If you have already completed a residential treatment program, intensive outpatient alcohol treatment can be an excellent step down that allows you to ease the transition from treatment into day-to-day life.
Intensive outpatient alcohol treatment (IOP) with ASIC Recovery Services is a weekly program (9 hours a week — 3 hours a day for 3 days a week) designed to help people struggling with alcohol addiction. You’ll also get one individual therapy session once a week. You can choose a day program or an evening program to fit your schedule. IOP can either be a step down from a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or a residential treatment program or can be entered into directly before choosing a higher level of care.
In our Fort Worth intensive outpatient program, you’ll get individual counseling sessions in addition to programming designed to teach you coping skills for your alcohol issues. You’ll also participate in support group sessions and lectures that help you identify and work through the underlying issues that may be driving your alcohol issues.
IOP for alcohol addiction is an excellent step down from a residential treatment center. If you’ve recently completed a residential rehab program for substance use disorder (or even a detox program), you might not be able to jump back into your day-to-day life without support. IOP provides that support.
IOP also works well in conjunction with sober living as it gives you an additional layer of accountability, education, and support.
In residential treatment programs across Dallas-Fort Worth, 12-step programs are often seen as the gold standard, but by themselves, they are often not enough to help those struggling with alcohol issues. IOP provides that additional support you or your loved one needs to succeed and maintain sobriety.
Alcohol addiction is incredibly complex and can be overwhelming, especially when you’re expected to participate in life, work, raise children, and just generally live life as usual. IOP can lessen the difficulty of living a sober life and give you the skills you need to succeed in your sobriety journey.
Residential treatment, detoxes, and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) require a large time commitment that simply isn’t feasible for many people struggling with alcohol addiction.
IOP, on the other hand, allows you to continue to work, take care of your children, and meet the responsibilities of day-to-day life while still receiving the help and support you need to achieve and maintain sobriety.
Residential treatment isn’t for everyone. Not everyone needs to drop everything and go into rehab for 30 days or more.
These addiction treatment programs are often necessary for those who cannot function because of their alcohol issues, but if you’re at a point where alcohol is becoming a problem but is not necessarily destroying your life, IOP might be for you.
We believe that recovery and life are one and the same, and it is for that reason that daily life is an important therapeutic component of treatment. If you’re in Fort Worth or the surrounding cities in DFW, contact us today to learn more about our IOP program for alcohol addiction.
To further explore the services provided by the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or to schedule an intake or assessment, please contact our program at (817) 616-0504.