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What to Expect in an Intensive Outpatient Program

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Just as each person in recovery is unique, each client should have a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs as they pursue a better quality of life. Thankfully, with the long-overdue rise in acceptance of addiction and mental health treatment, there is currently a wide range of options available to people who are ready to make a positive change. One of the many treatment options that has recently gained popularity is an intensive outpatient program (IOP).

At New Horizons Recovery, our Chester County, Pennsylvania intensive outpatient program is the perfect place for people to face the addiction and mental health issues that have been holding them back from leading their best life. Our team has years of experience providing high-quality treatment for our clients, and part of this excellent standard of care is helping our clients manage intensive outpatient program expectations. For more information about expectations for an intensive outpatient program at New Horizons Recovery, contact our friendly staff online or by calling 267.435.3134.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An intensive outpatient program has spread in popularity primarily due to its flexibility. A client in an intensive outpatient program attends various therapy sessions during the day but returns home at night. Many clients prefer an IOP to a residential treatment program because it helps them to maintain relationships with friends and family members, as well as continue to meet responsibilities at work or home.

Expectations for an IOP

There are many IOP expectations for clients who are preparing themselves to enter into recovery. Our New Horizons Recovery team wants those beginning an IOP to know what to expect so that there are mentally prepared to succeed in treatment.

Some of the most common intensive outpatient program expectations you might have include:

  • Group therapy is often an essential aspect of an intensive outpatient program. Be prepared to share in these sessions, as speaking honestly about your experiences helps to take weight off of your mind, bond with others in recovery, and build a support system that is a valuable resource after treatment.
  • Prepare to have an open mind. It might be challenging in the beginning to explore traumatic experiences or painful emotions, but being open to change involves trying new methods.
    In addition to group therapy, an IOP uses a range of therapy options, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). During a CBT, a qualified therapist will work one-on-one with a client to aid in the recovery.

Additional Programs at New Horizons Recovery

In case an intensive outpatient program isn’t right for you, New Horizons Recovery provides a range of other treatment program options. Our team works with each client to create an individualized treatment plan that best suits the needs of each person in recovery. We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, and we treat each client as the unique individual they are.

Other programs at New Horizons Recovery include:

  • Alcohol addiction rehab
  • Alumni program
  • Benzo addiction rehab
  • Cocaine addiction rehab
  • Co-occurring rehab program
  • Heroin addiction rehab
  • Meth addiction rehab
  • Opioid or opiate addiction rehab
  • PHP (partial hospitalization program)

Begin to Heal in an Intensive Outpatient Program at New Horizons Recovery

Our dedicated New Horizons Recovery team is proud to provide an intensive outpatient program that gives our clients the tools they need to succeed in recovery. We believe that being transparent about intensive outpatient program expectations helps people in our care feel more comfortable and safe during their time with us. If you are interested in learning more about our intensive outpatient program or any of our other programs, contact New Horizons Recovery online or at 267.435.3134.