What is the different between Outpatient Treatment and an Intensive Outpatient Program?
Outpatient treatment options focus on the transition back to your everyday life, and involve group and family therapy as well as 12 step programs. An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) will normally involve sessions three days a week, totaling 9 to 12 hours, and include group and one on one therapy sessions. Standard outpatient sessions are usually once a week for a couple of hours. Since sessions are longer in duration, if inpatient treatment is unavailable or not covered by medical insurance, iop can be used in its place to help you or your loved one get started on the road to recovery.