Southeast Addiction Center designed our intensive outpatient program (IOP) for two main types of people. First, patients moving on from partial hospitalization programs (PHP). Second, people who don’t require the full day of treatment services that PHP offers. We will help you determine the best treatment plan for successful recovery. Remember that there is no such thing as ‘too much’ help for a problem, there is only ‘not enough’. Southeast Addiction Center’s IOP offers you the option of staying at one of our affiliated recovery homes during your treatment. We have found that this facilitates a smooth transition from treatment back into your everyday life.
What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program?
Treatment brings its own vocabulary into people’s lives. You’ll hear certain treatment terms used in everyday language. When we say and hear a word repeatedly, we can muddy its meaning. Southeast Addiction Treatment Center believes in clarity and transparency. When we use a word in treatment, we want you to know exactly what we mean.
“Outpatient” means nonresidential. Someone in outpatient therapy remains in their own home. They don’t reside at our treatment center. They can live where they live. Sleep in their own beds. Have meals in their own kitchens. For treatment sessions, you’ll commute to our center.
“Intensive” refers to how often you make that commute. It also defines how long your daily treatment sessions last. Most IOPS meet 3-4 days per week. Each “day” lasts 3-5 hours. Roughly speaking, clients arrive after breakfast and leave before lunch.
A Day in Our Intensive Outpatient Program
SEA’s clients deserve stability and a set schedule. We want you to know precisely what to expect. Routine makes up a crucial part of intensive outpatient therapy. You’ll arrive at our treatment center in the morning. Upon arriving, you’ll sign in.
We divide IOP days into blocks of time. You might have a block of group therapy time. Or, you might meet one-on-one with a therapist for trauma therapy. Your therapist can discuss your current medications (if any). You may offer your perspective on your progress.
IOP can also include family therapy. Whether we admit it or not, our families affect us. Incorporating family into your intensive outpatient program can aid your recovery. Speak with your treatment provider to make this determination.
What Happens In Group Therapy?
Never experienced group therapy before? You needn’t worry. Southeast Addiction Treatment Center understands that. Our staff come to work to serve you, not to serve the therapy session. We get the fear of sharing intimate details of one’s life.
A group therapy session consists of several of our clients. Ideally, they will sit in a circle and face one another. A counselor will suggest topics and moderate the group discussion. We like to see clients volunteer to share, and we strongly encourage participation.
We prohibit crosstalk in group therapy. That is, group members do not speak directly to one another. Nor do they ask one another questions. You’ll speak to the group as a whole. If someone says something that resonates with you, wait until they finish talking. Then, you can offer your own thoughts to the group.
What Is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma therapy, or trauma-informed care (TIC) narrows the focus of therapy. Sometimes, terrible things happen to us. Childhood neglect, domestic abuse, violent crime, combat, and terrorism. These circumstances comprise awful parts of life.
Therapy must take these events into account. One should not interpret the above list as comprehensive. Trauma includes these situations, but also many more. Even experienced researchers can’t agree on a single definition for trauma.
Speak with your treatment provider about trauma therapy. Recovery often demands vulnerability. Southeast Addiction Center intends to help you recover from addiction. And unique interpersonal traumas lie beneath addiction.
How Can I Learn More?
Southeast Addiction Treatment Center offers an intensive outpatient program. Each client brings their own needs to our center. Therefore, we mold the intensive outpatient program to fit your life. We alter the therapy to suit you, not the other way around.
Want to know more about group therapy? Still have questions about trauma therapy? Give SEA a call. If you’re not ready to talk on the phone, please send us an email. Use our contact form. Doing so will instantly provide you all the information you need on our intensive outpatient program. We look forward to hearing from you!
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