Intensive Outpatient Program in Rhode Island
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Intensive Outpatient Programming is the level of care that typically follows Day Treatment/PHP. During IOP, patients attend treatment for 3 hours a day, 3,4, or 5 days a week depending on their progress in treatment and schedules. IOP is offered both during Day and Evening hours at Ocean State Recovery Center to accommodate individual schedules.
When Is IOP Offered?
IOP is often the last step in the treatment continuum and is designed to provide support and
structure as patients resume work or school. At this stage, patients are stable enough to
participate in most regular aspects of their lives, but still, need the ongoing support of clinical
and medical professionals to maintain their recovery.
IOP is also used for individuals who are not acute enough for a Residential or PHP level of care, but require a clinical intervention to either stop using or to maintain their recovery.
What Happens During IOP?
During IOP, patients learn how to navigate early recovery while meeting the demands of work, school, and family life. It is highly encouraged that patients in IOP also commit to attending community self-help groups such as AA, NA, or Smart Recovery. Community support is a huge part of recovery and a focus for all patients in IOP treatment. As the amount of time spent in treatment decreases during this level of care, Patients begin relying more on other sources of support in their lives.