Why an Intensive Outpatient Program Might Be Your Best Option to Getting Sober

Just like cancer can happen to anyone, addiction can happen to anyone, even if you have a job and a family. Going away to inpatient rehab can be challenging for a variety of reasons (e.g. affordability, work, family commitments, etc.). Fortunately, other paths to soberiety exist that may be more conducive to your lifestyle as a working adult.

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) might be your best option to get sober because:


IOP programs offer addiction treatment around your schedule. Most programs meet two to five days a week for three hours. Many rehab centers offer intensive outpatient programs during the day and evening, so you can choose a time slot that works around work, school, and/or family.


Because you are not living at the facility, room and board, around-the-clock staff, and other amenities are not factored into the cost of your treatment; therefore, IOP is significantly cheaper than inpatient treatment. Insurance is also more likely to cover IOP as opposed to a luxury inpatient treatment center.

Family Recovery

Addiction is a family disease. In order for you to successfully recover, your family will need to recover from the damage the disease has inflicted on them and develop an understanding of the disease. Being home with your family can help you all recover together.

Outside World Practice

A major downfall if inpatient treatment centers is they isolate you from the outside world. While it is easy to stay clean in inpatient treatment, adjusting to being sober on the outside world is a whole new challenge. IOP allows you to apply the tools directly to the outside.

What IOP Programs Consist Of

IOP programs primarily consist of group therapy that is facilitated by a counselor. You and the group will discuss a variety of topics to develop solutions and engage in various activities (e.g. crafts). You will also sit in on group education sessions to understand the disease of addiction. Individual therapy may also be a part of the program. IOP programs often do not have on-site detox programs. Medical detox is essential for getting your body off the addictive substance and restoring your health.

Seacrest Recovery Center is an outpatient rehab facility that is located in Eatontown, New Jersey. Clients have the option of living at the facility for the first two phases of treatment while being able to leave to go to work, see their family, attend outside meetings, etc. If you are interested in Seacrest Recovery Center, call them today at 833-610-1174

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