Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab & Recovery
Sometimes, an addict recognizes his or her problem before it spirals completely out of control and wants to enroll into an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol rehab program.
The problems have yet to become crises … relationships damaged but not irreparably so … jobs in jeopardy but not lost. These patients may need help but have yet to reach a point where medically supervised detox and 24-hour residential treatment is required, but without immediate help, it’s only a matter of time. That’s where Cornerstone of Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program comes in.
Accredited by the Joint Commission on Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), it’s a structured program that provides rigorous therapy for those struggling with addiction. It’s intense, as the name implies, but it’s also a program that gives clients more responsibility in the maintenance of their own recovery.
It’s not a program for everyone, which is why an addiction assessment — performed by Cornerstone’s team of professionals, is important in determining whether the Intensive Outpatient Program is the right treatment path for each patient.
Patients must be at least 18 years of age and chemically dependent, but that’s just the beginning — they must be motivated to change, willing to attend all meetings and submit to random alcohol/drug screenings. In addition, patients may be fighting the compulsion to use drugs, but that compulsion should be controllable in order to take part in the Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. In addition, medical and/or psychological problems can’t be a factor, and a safe, stable, drug-free home environment is a necessity. Potential patients must also have their own reliable transportation to get them to and from IOP meetings and sessions.
What does intensive outpatient treatment entail?
- 12-step recovery model
- Individual counseling
- Addiction assessment
- Peer evaluation
- Activity therapy
- Continuing care/Aftercare
- Group therapy
- Meditation, spiritual education
- 12-step groups
- Psycho-educational groups
- Education groups
- Psycho-social assessment
- Stress Management
- Family therapy
The Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program typically lasts 8 to 10 weeks. For the convenience of those who work, different times are offered for this program. This program allows patients to continue living at home and maintain their employment; it’s also an integral part of the program of our Support Living clients as well.
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