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What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program?

October 27th, 2015 9:33am

What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program?

Seeking the right treatment program can be both daunting and intimidating. To help ease this process, it encouraged to do some research, tour facilities, and speak with the staff to determine what might be the best program for you. Depending on each person’s individual need, a referral to an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) may be recommended to promote functional rehabilitation, recovery from narcotic detoxification, or psychological health development.

What is an IOP?

An intensive outpatient program is designed to allow patients the opportunity to make physical and/or mental health improvements while still participating in work and family life. IOPs can be recommended for a number of reasons, most commonly for the following:

  • Supportive care treatment following an inpatient treatment program. This is meant to help maintain the gains developed during inpatient care and eases the transition back into work and family life.
  • Establishing a foundation for better health, mentally and physically, learning tools for self-improvement and ongoing health management
  • Better managing chronic pain conditions and/or PTSD

What type of therapies are involved with an IOP?

At Recovia, the intensive outpatient program incorporates a combination of psychological, medical, and physical treatment modalities. Depending on the individual undergoing the program, this may include one or many of the following:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
  • HeartMath Training and Development
  • Stress Management Training
  • Yoga
  • Pain Coping Development
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Medication Management and/or narcotic detoxification maintenance
  • Family Education
  • Self-Physical Therapy Programs
  • Lifestyle Counseling and Guidance

If you feel that an intensive outpatient treatment program may be an option for you or someone you know, contact Recovia for more information at 480-712-4600.

The advice and information provided herein is for educational purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.


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