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What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

With tens of millions of Americans living with substance use disorders today, many want help with their addiction, but only 1 in 5 seek formal treatment. The road to recovery is not easy, and a residential treatment program is often part of the journey. Once a person in recovery has completed an inpatient or residential treatment program for an alcohol or drug addiction, the notion of re-entry back into the routine of daily life may be daunting. The next step may be the supportive structure of a Boise intensive outpatient program or IOP.

Defined as the transition from addiction treatment to fully-independent living, an IOP is a treatment program used to address addictions, or other dependencies and conditions, that don’t require 24-hour supervision in a residential setting. This type of program allows patients to continue to live at home and maintain their day-to-day lives while getting the treatment they need.

For those who still need regular therapeutic support as they continue on their path to sobriety, Zelus Recovery in Boise, Idaho, offers intensive outpatient programs for our clients who are ready to begin their transition back into work, school, and home life.

Is an IOP Right For Me?

This is an ideal option for those in treatment who have completed a full-time program, such as an inpatient or a partial hospitalization program, and prefer clinical support as they adjust to life’s daily routines. It may also be ideal for individuals who need help with their addiction problem but still need to meet responsibilities at home or work while being treated. Individuals need and deserve care for their mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health to fully recover.

This Boise intensive outpatient program offers patients access to group therapy during IOP treatment and access to medical staff for medication management and dual diagnosis treatment, if necessary. All sessions are for several hours a few days a week to allow a full-time work schedule to fit into clinical treatment hours. ZR IOP is the place to build life skills and establish normal daily routines while patients continue to address long-term treatment needs.

What Is An IOP Like?

Here are some points to consider if you or a loved one is ready for intensive outpatient treatment.

  • Live at home while participating in an 8-week program that meets for 10 to 15 hours a week.
  • It’s a part-time yet intensive schedule created by highly-trained professionals to provide individuals with the skills, tools, and support needed for recovery.
  • All patients receive a treatment plan unique to their specific situation and medication management.
  • Participate in group therapy, an integral part of support found in the intensive outpatient program. Designed to provide a community for patients, patients can offer and receive feedback about the issues and challenges that often come up in early recovery.

Consider Zelus Recovery for its Intensive Outpatient Program

A strong support network aids long-term sobriety, and families are important in healing. Zelus Recovery offers family group therapy sessions where families are encouraged to engage in the recovery process to help support their loved one’s continued success. In addition to therapy, our IOP treatments help guide patients as they transition into their new lives in recovery, offering clinical care and peer support as they navigate the challenges of living clean and sober.

Find out more about Zelus Recovery and our Intensive Outpatient Program designed specifically for those ready for the next phase of the journey to a life without addiction. Connect with one of our care providers to discuss if our IOP services could be a good fit for you or someone you care about. If you need help, reach out to our team today by completing the online form or call 208.518.0797 to speak with one of our friendly staff.