When Is the Best Time to Go into an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program?

Intensive outpatient treatment programs (IOPs) are extremely effective in guiding people through addiction recovery while also providing them with enough flexibility to carry out daily responsibilities that otherwise couldn’t be completed in a residential treatment program. With so many different treatment options available, it can be hard to decide which one to look into. Each program and center have their own way of providing services and the cost, location, approaches used and more can have an impact on what type of care you move forward with. The best time to go to an IOP really depends on your situation, because everyone’s story is different.

The best way to approach the thought of attending an IOP is probably to determine if you are a good fit for it. Here are a few common criteria often needed to go into these types of programs:

  1. Require intense treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD)
  2. Has a potential history of numerous relapses
  3. May have a co-occurring disorder (such as an SUD and a psychological disorder as well)
  4. Lack of confidence in one’s ability to carry out recovery on their own

Often people who attend these types of treatment programs have a safe environment they can return home to at the end of the day. They typically have proper arrangements for childcare and other responsibilities while in treatment; IOPs require that much of the day is spent on-site, so it’s important to have these types of things in order before attending. Many people find that IOPs are beneficial to attend after they’ve completed a residential treatment program – they find it to be a safe transition into more independent living.

By speaking with a reputable treatment center, you can find what type of programs you would be best suited for. IOPs can truly give you an immersive experience while still being able to return home at night, which is a huge benefit for most people.

Music Row Treatment near Downtown Nashville is one of twelve Outpatient Recovery Centers we operate in the state of Tennessee. Designed for individuals 18 and older, we strive for individualized, quality treatment to meet each person’s unique needs. Our outpatient program gives you just enough structure to really keep a firm grip on your recovery, while still allowing you the time to follow through with outside responsibilities such as family, school or work.

Call us today at 1-800-646-9998 to get more information on seeking the help you need.