- An intensive outpatient program (IOP) continues treatment after a patient leaves the hospital. This increased duration of treatment has
shown better outcomes for recovery.
- An IOP provides a greater level of privacy for patients than an inpatient program and allows them to stay home during treatment—so they don’t need to miss long periods of work or be away from family.
- An IOP’s clinical flexibility quickly responds to individual needs.
- Flexible and easily accessible IOP services help the patient maintain his or her everyday routines and responsibilities.
- IOPs cost less than a residential or inpatient treatment program and have a higher retention rate than less-intensive outpatient programs.
- An IOP offers patients daily, real-world opportunities for them to apply newly learned coping skills and increased opportunities to establish
- The enhanced treatment programs of an IOP foster greater patient responsibility and help the patient avoid and overcome relapses.
- Patients in an IOP participate in local self-help groups from the beginning of their treatment. Being in a group enhances their ability to develop long-term, supportive relationships with other patients.
Take the next step
If you have questions or would like to speak to someone about joining the intensive outpatient program, please call (208) 625-4800.