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Do you live in the Houston area and want to find addiction rehab that is just right for you, offers a range of therapies and options, is evidence-based, reputable, and, best yet – close to home? For people ready to engage in recovery but who do not want residential treatment, finding an intensive outpatient program (IOP) nearby is a prayer answered. For an IOP in Houston, look no further than Serenity Light Recovery.

To learn more about the kind of excellent addiction rehab treatment Serenity Light Recovery can provide for you, reach out today. We are here to answer any questions you may have about treatment options, including different kinds of outpatient programs. Call 855.658.6109 or use our online form.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

As the word “intensive” implies, an intensive outpatient program lands in the middle between residential treatment and a low-intensity outpatient program.

An IOP is ideal for those who:

  • Qualify for inpatient care but do not want to be in residence
  • Have a strong support network at home
  • Don’t qualify for inpatient care but desire and/or need a greater commitment than low-intensity outpatient care
  • Have a trigger free home environment and, if it is a shared space, everyone else on the premises is committed to supporting their recovery
  • Have reliable transportation and thus won’t risk missing any scheduled time in rehab
  • Are unable to leave family and work responsibilities behind for an extended time
  • Wish to find a rehab option that is slightly less expensive than inpatient treatment

Although IOPs do not involve residency, they do require a greater commitment of time than other outpatient programs – up to eight hours a day, five days a week, often with morning and evening hours to accommodate work and family schedules.

Looking for an IOP in Houston is a good idea if you need and want a higher level of care but feel confident about being at home.

Benefits of an IOP

You are on your recovery journey because you are ready to commit to it – the first step. Congratulations. If you fit the “IOP is a good idea for you” guidelines above, consider the benefits of this particular option.

  • Because IOPs tend to meet frequently and continue for up to three months, they have an edge on low-intensity programs. Increased treatment duration has been shown to result in improved recovery outcomes.
  • IOP data indicates higher retention rates than other outpatient programs, which bodes well for favorable outcomes.
  • IOPs are less flexible than low-intensity programs but still offer the opportunity for you to maintain your routines and meet your most pressing responsibilities.
  • Peer support is, in a sense, doubled when you are in an IOP. You forge deep bonds with your peers in the program, which you will likely sustain past your enrollment duration while maintaining your existing community support, including family. This amplification of peer support can only be beneficial to your recovery.
  • Living away from treatment requires greater accountability. With hours of support and treatment every day, you can ease into a sober life at home, avoid triggers, and interact in responsible ways with various people.
  • The IOP model allows you to start practicing your recovery skills in real-time, outside the hours of treatment. This model also allows you to return to the group to discuss and process what worked well, what didn’t and receive support and feedback.

Serenity Light Recovery – Your Addiction Rehab in Houston

Serenity Light Recovery provides wrap-around care in a tranquil, healing setting. The hours you spend with us while participating in our intensive outpatient program will be therapeutic and empowering.

Our staff specializes in a range of evidence-based therapeutic treatment models. These compassionate professionals work together in a coordinated approach to your recovery. If you choose Serenity Light, you will be able to rest easy knowing we can support you through your recovery journey from start to finish. Call us to learn more by dialing 855.658.6109 or submit an online form, and someone will reach out to you.