Intensive Outpatient Rehab is an effective form of treatment for many individuals. However, depending on the situation, it may or may not be ideally suited to match your specific needs. For those trying to get off drugs and alcohol, IOP is a step towards recovery that is less intensive than inpatient rehab but more involved than solely detoxing, attending therapy, or pursuing medication assisted recovery by itself.
Intensive Outpatient should be looked at if you recently completed medical detox, if a licensed clinician recommends it, or if you are looking for a less time intensive form of rehab. IOP's are generally recommended for those who don’t need medically-supervised detox. If detox is needed, however, IOP is an option to consider trying after completion. IOP provides flexibility, accountability, and the continued support to keep you free from drugs and alcohol.