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Panama City Beach, FL Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
An IOP, which is an abbreviation for an intensive outpatient program, provides clients with consistent and focused therapeutic support. Patients at out IOP in Panama City Beach, FL do no reside at the facility like those in a residential program do, however, they go to the facility on a regular basis to partake in therapy.
Our intensive outpatient treatment in Florida will require patients to participate in a specific number of hours of therapy at the facility each week. Some of the most common therapeutic services include individual therapy and group therapy and relapse prevention. The length of time that one stays enrolled in our intensive outpatient program in Panama City Beach, FL often ranges between 6-8 weeks, however, can vary based on the client’s own personal needs. Our program hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm-9pm.
What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program?
Those who have an addiction to one or more substances often have very complex issues that stand in the way of them living a happy, healthy life. When actively abusing drugs and/or alcohol, individuals simply cannot even begin to scrape the tip of the iceberg of their issues. However, when active use ends and an individual is enrolled in our Florida IOP he or she can get the services needed to put an end to their dangerous patterns of abuse.
Our IOP in Florida offers clients countless services that can help them treat their addiction and any other mental health issues they are experiencing. The very foundation of an intensive outpatient program is the combination of relapse prevention, individual therapy and group therapy that clients participate in.
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Who is IOP A Good Option For?
It is a common misconception that people who have the disease of addiction choose to put their substance abuse above all else in their lives. Of course, picking up drugs and/or alcohol in the first place was a choice, however, what happened after that was not. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain that requires professional treatment to manage. Many people do not even realize that they might be at higher risk than others to become addicted to one or more substances, making them less likely to shy away from experimenting on their own and/or with peers. When someone develops an addiction, there could be a number of reasons why, ranging from one’s biological makeup to the environment that he or she is living in. Either way, despite any negative stigma there is surrounding addiction, it is a disease that can and should always be treated just as any other disease would.
When someone is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and is ready to accept professional help, he or she might be overwhelmed by the several different options of care available. Ranging from residential treatment to outpatient care, individuals will receive a recommendation from their provider regarding which type of addiction treatment program is best for them. For some, this program might be our intensive outpatient program in Panama City Beach, FL.
Individual therapy, or psychotherapy, is the most common kind of therapy out there. Clients are invited to participate in private therapy sessions with a trained and compassionate therapist who can help him or her both identify and properly address the things that contributed to the start of the use and kept the use going. The bond that can be fostered between the client and his or her therapist can allow the client to access the deepest elements of his or her disease so that they can be resolved and managed.
Group therapy offers a different environment for clients, as it brings all those who are receiving treatment at our IOP in Florida together for regular sessions. One or more therapists will lead each group therapy session, which will focus on a number of different topics that are likely common among all clients. By participating in a conversation about a topic, engaging in a group activity, or even just listening, clients can begin to heal their inner struggles as well as develop a support system with the others in the group.
Outside of individual and group therapy, our intensive outpatient program also provides several different skills development groups, which can include the following:
- Relapse prevention
- Stress management
- Refusal training
- Assertiveness training
Our program also works to encourage all clients to not only connect with one another but also with others in the community through support groups. The most famous support groups include Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, however, there are other groups that focus on issues like depression, gambling, etc. Research has proven that relapse rates for those who stay connected to one or more support groups are drastically smaller than those who do not. For many, the driving force behind continuing on with support groups even after years of recovery is that it helps them remain accountable for their actions and improves upon their spiritual growth.
Additionally, since addiction is a family disease (meaning that it impacts everyone who it touches), our IOP in Panama City Beach, FL can also provide family therapy sessions to clients and their loved ones. Family therapy is usually highly recommended because learning how to function as a unit post-addiction can be very difficult, if not impossible for some. Utilizing knowledge provided to them in treatment, clients, and their families can rebuild themselves piece by piece.
Get Help Today
Addiction is a disease that affects millions of people per day on a first-hand basis, never mind all of the loved ones connected to someone who is addicted. With more and more people needing treatment for their substance use disorders, it’s more important now than ever before to get help as quickly as possible if you are struggling with addiction. It is never too late to stop using and focus on good health and healing.
By contacting our intensive outpatient program in Panama City Beach, FL you can get started on your own path to recovery. If you continue to use, you can experience severe consequences and possibly even lose your life or cost others theirs. So, do not wait any longer. Reach out to get the treatment that you deserve.