Intensive outpatient programs provide individuals with the support and structure needed to successfully recover from substance use disorders. They differ from traditional outpatient programs in that they offer more intensive treatment and structure. Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide more intensive treatment, both in terms of intensity and duration, than traditional outpatient services.
To learn about Foundations San Francisco’s intensive outpatient program and our other addiction treatment programs, call 415.854.6735. Our San Francisco IOP provides a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
An IOP is a form of treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, behavioral health concerns and mental health conditions. It is designed to provide an intensive level of care, while still allowing patients to maintain their daily activities such as work or school. They typically last from 6-12 weeks and are offered in both group and individual settings.
They provide more a intensive level of care than traditional treatment. This includes more frequent sessions, longer sessions, and intense interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and case management. IOPs also focus on relapse prevention planning and building life skills to help the person achieve long-term success.
The following are typical elements of IOPs:
- Group therapy sessions – These are usually led by a professional therapist and involve group discussions, activities, and other interventions to help individuals learn more about addiction, recovery strategies, and how to cope with triggers and cravings.
- Individual therapy sessions – Patients meet one-on-one with their therapist to discuss current challenges, potential triggers, and other personal issues.
- Education about addiction and recovery – Patients learn about the underlying causes of addiction, how to recognize it, and how to manage cravings.
- Support groups and peer support– Support groups offer patients the opportunity to share their experiences and receive support from peers who understand the challenges of recovery.
- Relapse prevention planning and strategies – Patients learn skills to help them identify and manage relapse triggers, create a safety plan, and build life skills that will support their recovery.
At Foundations San Francisco, our intensive outpatient program is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. We are dedicated to helping individuals struggling with addiction on their journey toward long-term recovery.
Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program in San Francisco
IOPs provide various benefits, including:
- More intensive care than traditional outpatient programs – IOPs provide an intense level of care and support with more frequent treatment sessions, longer sessions, and individualized interventions.
- Individualized treatment plan and interventions – IOPs work to create a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s needs and goals. This allows for more personalized care in order to achieve the best possible outcome for recovery.
- Peer support – Support groups provide a safe environment for individuals to share their experiences and receive support from peers who understand the challenges of recovery.
- Flexibility to maintain regular activities such as work or school – IOPs allow patients to maintain their daily activities, such as work or school, while still receiving intensive treatment.
- Education about addiction, relapse prevention, and life skills – IOPs provide education about addiction, relapse prevention planning and strategies, and life skills to help the person achieve long-term success.
- Ability to build a strong foundation for long-term recovery success – IOPs provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment plans and interventions designed to help individuals build a strong foundation for recovery.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, you are not alone. Foundations San Francisco provides evidence-based treatment for individuals in need of intensive outpatient care. We offer comprehensive and personalized care for a successful recovery journey.
Heal at Foundations San Francisco's IOP Today
Contact us at 415.854.6735 to learn more about Foundations San Francisco’s intensive outpatient program. IOPs can work with your busy schedule and provide the support and structure needed to help you achieve a healthy, happy life. Everyone deserves a chance at sobriety, and our dedicated professionals are here to help.