What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
When deciding between inpatient or outpatient rehab, patients may choose to enter an IOP immediately if they don’t need medical detox from drugs or alcohol. Patients who have already completed another form of addiction treatment, such as detox or inpatient rehab, may also choose to “step down” to an IOP as they make progress in their recovery.1
Because IOPs involve a relatively intensive treatment schedule without the requirement of living at a facility 24/7, IOPs may be a good choice for those who are employed or have many obligations to attend to at home.
In the intensive outpatient program (IOP) at our rehab facility near Dallas and Fort Worth, you’ll meet for sessions 3-7 days a week for at least 3 hours at a time. Sessions may include:
- Group therapy.
- 12-Step peer support meetings.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may also be utilized to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms during rehab and beyond.2
In our outpatient rehab program near Dallas, your addiction treatment team will also help you develop a plan for when you transfer out of intensive treatment so that you may continue to build on and maintain the skills you need for long-term sobriety.
Intensive Outpatient Rehab vs Standard Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Both IOP and standard outpatient rehab can be valuable tools in recovery. Both use many of the same therapeutic techniques, psychoeducation, and peer support methods. One of the differences between an intensive outpatient and a standard outpatient program is the amount of time spent in treatment each week.1
Standard outpatient care may involve less than 9 hours of treatment per week and typically refers to outpatient therapy scheduled as needed, while intensive outpatient programs involve a minimum of 9 hours per week in 3-hour sessions or more.1
IOPs are a critical part of the continuum of care and have been found to be as effective as inpatient treatment for most patients.1
Both intensive outpatient and standard outpatient addiction treatment are less intensive than the highest level of care, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). This level of care typically involves attending 6-8 hours of on-site treatment a day for up to 7 days a week. Services in a PHP are very similar to those in inpatient rehab, with the main difference being that the patient resides at home.
What Happens After Intensive Outpatient Addiction Rehab?
What happens after intensive outpatient addiction rehab depends on each person’s individual needs. There are many options to choose from to ensure a person’s recovery journey continues.
Some patients will find they need extra support and move up to a more intensive program, while others may transition into a lower form of care. At our addiction treatment facility near Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, we offer a full continuum of care that spans all forms of addiction treatment from detox and inpatient rehab to sober living. This way, whatever the patient’s needs, we have a program for them.
Our IOP rehab facility near Dallas prepares patients to transition out of an intensive treatment program with full support. After formal treatment ends, a rehab aftercare program can help program alumni maintain focus and benefit from the support of peers. Aftercare covers a range of different programs, from staying in a sober-living facility to attending weekly 12-Step meetings to moving into another form of treatment when needed.
The staff at Greenhouse Treatment Center will work with all IOP participants to outline actionable steps to take upon leaving the program, offering therapist-led aftercare programs, relapse prevention services, and helping create connections with local 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or (NA).
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A trained leader facilitates process group therapy where patients work to resolve interpersonal problems while receiving positive peer support. During psychoeducation, patients gain the knowledge they need to better understand their substance use disorder. This type of education can promote relapse prevention.3
AA meetings involve clients living at Resolutions Arlington, a sober living facility near Dallas and Fort Worth that provides a supportive environment to those in active recovery. Sober living housing may be beneficial to anyone in recovery but can be especially helpful for those who lack a stable or supportive home environment or who need more time building healthy habits for continued recovery.4
How Much Does Intensive Outpatient Rehab Cost?
- Whether you use insurance and the details of your insurance policy.
- Whether the facility is within your insurer’s network.
- The duration of your stay in rehab (or the number of treatment sessions).
Does Health Insurance Cover IOPs for Drug & Alcohol Addiction?
Yes, federal laws require most insurers to cover addiction treatment, which may include inpatient or outpatient services (or both).5 However, the extent of the coverage varies between insurance policies, and certain plans may require you to obtain preauthorization before you begin treatment. Admissions navigators at Greenhouse Treatment Center can assist you in this process.
It’s important to find a treatment facility that is within your insurer’s network to keep costs down. Greenhouse works with many major insurers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including:
Verify your insurance coverage at Greenhouse Treatment Center in North Texas by completing the confidential .
If you are uninsured, or if you need assistance with additional costs not covered by your insurance plan, Greenhouse offers other ways to pay for rehab.
Why Choose Greenhouse for Intensive Outpatient Rehab?
Specialists at our rehab facility near Dallas will tailor your treatment experience to fit your needs. The facility also offers a variety of specialized programs, including the:
- LBTQ+ addiction treatment program.
- Personalized and Therapeutic Healing (PATH) program for patients with chronic mental illness.
- Licensed Professionals rehab program for doctors, nurses, lawyers, etc.
- Christian addiction treatment program.
- Rehab program for veterans and first responders.
For those who have co-occurring mental health disorders, the integrated treatment model at Greenhouse addresses substance use disorders along with co-occurring mental health conditions. This practice can result in improved care and better health outcomes.6
Benefits of Choosing an AAC Treatment Facility
Addiction is a chronic condition, and like chronic illnesses such as cancer or diabetes, relapse may occur. This doesn’t mean treatment failed but simply that there is another obstacle on the road to recovery that needs attention. In instances of relapse, patients may need to re-enter rehab or adjust their treatment approach.7
American Addiction Centers (AAC) operates many different rehab facilities around the United States, including Greenhouse in Dallas–Ft. Worth–Arlington. All AAC facilities adhere to the 90-Day Brand Promise. This means when you spend 90 consecutive days in treatment, no matter the level of care or combination of treatment settings, you’ll qualify for a free additional 30 days in rehab if you suffer a relapse.
Addiction can make you feel hopeless, but recovery is possible. Please reach out to an admissions navigator at and start treatment as soon as possible.
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