What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Intensive Outpatient Treatment, or also known as Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), is a treatment program recommended to patients who don’t require medically supervised detox. It is primarily used to treat chemical dependency, eating disorders, and depression. IOP enables patients to continue participating in their daily tasks and responsibilities (i.e. work, school), and then participate in treatment during a specific time of the day.
What is Outpatient Therapy?
Outpatient Therapy provides patients with more freedom and allows them to maintain their daily schedule outside of therapy sessions. They can go home after each therapy session. Sessions focus more on individual and group counseling, substance abuse education, and teaching patients how to cope with their addiction.