Residential treatment is incredibly intensive and requires a large time commitment — in the meantime, life continues, and leaving treatment without support can be overwhelming at best. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for those who leave rehab and don’t continue with some form of support to relapse on their drug of choice and face the prospect of having to return to rehab.
When you have a job that expects you to go back to work right away, family obligations, and other duties that you need to get back to, going back to treatment might be impossible. IOP can be an effective way of mitigating this possibility. It’s a step down from treatment that allows you to fulfill your obligations while continuing to get the support you need to achieve and maintain sobriety.
IOP for substance abuse can also be paired with sober living to enhance the accountability and support you need to defeat drug addiction successfully. When paired with 12-step programs and individual therapy, IOP can be the bridge to success that you need to change your life for the better.