What is the Purpose of Intensive Outpatient Programs?
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs used to address addictions, depression, eating disorders, or other dependencies that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals who want to continue their recovery from addiction or eating disorders while working, going to school, or taking care of loved ones. IOP treatment enables clients to achieve recovery even while they continue everyday activities.
While IOP clients don’t have 24/7 support like they would in residential treatment, they do benefit from increased independence and autonomy. For this reason, we recommend most IOP clients enroll in the program after completing a residential treatment program.
Individual counseling is offered in an intensive outpatient program. Clients can receive one-on-one therapy from experienced counselors who can help determine the underlying reason behind the substance use disorder. The amount of therapy received is determined based upon the client’s individual needs.
Group therapy and peer support groups are a tool that helps individuals manage their feelings around their addiction. Group therapy typically consists of multiple people gathering and sharing information about what they are going through.
This emotional support outlet is great for recovery and many individuals find it therapeutic to be around others going through the same thing. The amount of group sessions offered in an IOP will vary from client to client. Residential treatment programs also offer support groups and other behavioral therapy.
Other options for support groups include alcoholics anonymous (AA) and narcotics anonymous (NA) which are groups helping individuals peer to peer in sobriety through its spiritually inclined 12-step program. There are groups located all over the world. If you or a loved one need help locating a support group, please contact us.
Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?
Our Intensive Outpatient Program might be the right fit for you if:
- You have previously completed a residential addiction or eating disorder treatment program
- You have a strong support structure with family and friends
- You have a stable place to live (family home, sober living residence)
- You need to maintain work, education, or family commitments
- You are willing to dedicate time and effort to continuing your recovery
We do our best to guide prospective clients to the appropriate treatment program for their needs. If you are struggling with a severe substance use or eating disorder or are trying to recover for the first time, our residential program is probably a better fit. However, if you have completed previous treatment and need ongoing support, our IOP level of care is likely a good option.
What is the difference between Day Treatment and a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Day treatment and a partial hospitalization program are often synonymous based on offering daily treatment at a level of care with more hours per day than an intensive outpatient program. The term partial hospitalization most often refers to the treatment being affiliated with a hospital. Insurance companies contract on the level of care a hospital or facility provides. An insurance company will authorize a hospital or facility like Turning Point of Tampa to provide this level of care to their insured.
At Turning Point of Tampa our day treatment program is available for clients up to 7 days per week. Clients attend therapy groups, lectures, and workshops on a daily basis and return home in the evening.
Day treatment is an intensive treatment program for substance use, addiction, and eating disorder challenges. This level of care combines the rigor of our residential treatment program with the flexibility of our outpatient program. Clients in this program are able to access leading treatment while still returning home at the end of the day.
At Turning Point of Tampa, we pride ourselves on providing personalized care for every client who enrolls in our programs.
That’s why we purposefully keep our Day Treatment program small and selective, allowing clients to benefit from one-on-one attention from our treatment staff. The easiest way to determine which level of care is appropriate for your recovery is to speak with our admissions team. All conversations are fully confidential, and you are under no obligation to choose Turning Point as your treatment provider.
What is Substance Use Disorder?
Substance use disorder encompasses varying degrees of excessive use of a substance, including alcohol, opioids, tobacco, cannabis, caffeine, inhalants, hallucinogens, sedatives, stimulants (e.g., amphetamine, cocaine), hypnotics, or anxiolytics and more.
Individuals typically suffer from co-occurring disorders in combination with their drug addiction. Various mental health conditions, such as depression, may occur along with a substance use disorder. This is primarily due to the substances being used as coping strategies to deal with the mental health condition.
Is Substance Abuse the Same as a Substance Use Disorder?
No, people can abuse substances but not necessarily have a substance use disorder. A substance use disorder occurs when the individual is unable to stop drinking or using drugs. They may need to be admitted to an inpatient treatment program to address their addiction. Substance abuse happens when someone uses drugs or alcohol inappropriately or to excess, despite the negative consequences associated with it.
For some individuals an intensive outpatient program may be an option, but for other more serious cases, an inpatient treatment program may be their best option where they can receive around the clock therapy and medical care from treatment staff.
Involving Family Members
Loving someone who suffers from addiction, an eating disorder, or any related illness can be just as hard on family as it can be for their loved one. This is why we believe it is important to educate family members on the illness, as well as what it means to recover from it.
If a person entering treatment wants to have their family involved, we support them in achieving this.
During treatment, the client and family participate together in order for them to gain a clear understanding of recovery.
Although we do not offer family therapy, we do offer family support groups. Turning Point of Tampa offers a weekly family support group, free of charge, to any family member of a current or former client. This not only gives family members much-needed ongoing support, but it enables them to continue gaining insight as they navigate through their own recovery.
Addiction Treatment at Turning Point of Tampa
The comprehensive alcohol and drug dependency programs at Turning Point of Tampa combine intense therapy and compassionate care with the 12-Step model for addiction treatment.
Over the last three decades we have helped thousands of clients change the course of their lives by developing the coping skills needed to maintain abstinence from mood- and mind-altering substances.
By combining individual therapy sessions along with participation in group therapy sessions and educational lectures, we help clients understand their substance abuse problems as well as the underlying issues that accompany it.
Our relapse prevention program helps provide you with the tools you will need to identify the signs of a potential relapse.
At the core of Turning Point of Tampa’s programs is the concept of creating a safe and stable environment where each client can begin to develop the life skills necessary for long-term recovery.
In our program, clients take part in a carefully planned routine to help them leave behind the chaos of their addiction and build a structured, meaningful life. Our goal is helping clients achieve lifelong recovery. For more information, please contact our team.