Behavioral Health of Palm Beaches has developed an intensive outpatient care program for patients requiring a less intense level of care. The program also works for those who require supplemental treatment as part of their pre-designed continuum of care. This program is not, however, for those who require in-depth, residential care. Patients suffering from serious addiction and mental health issues should always seek inpatient treatment. Intensive outpatient treatment is designed to help patients recover from drugs and alcohol while maintaining function in their daily lives. The program is more involved than traditional outpatient options, which have historically produced lower success rates.
Program Structure and Format
Our intensive outpatient treatment program requires participants to meet three times per week (two nights and one weekend afternoon). Patients must commit to a six-week minimum. After the patient completes the six-week requirement, the subsequent duration of their care will remain subject to progress, willingness to continue, and the recommendations of their therapists.
Superior, Cutting-Edge Outpatient Treatment Services
Much like residential treatment, the make-up of an IOP patient’s treatment program will depend upon their condition and the areas of their life that have suffered in the wake of their mental disorder.
We incorporate a variety of services as part of intensive outpatient treatment, including:
- Group therapy
- Intensive individual counseling
- Family involvement
- Psychiatric service as deemed appropriate by a professional
- Addiction education and awareness
- Logistical and transitional support
Patients can also pursue outpatient treatment on the back end of their continuum of care and receive transitional living assistance, referral to support groups, and other aftercare services.
IOP Versus Traditional Inpatient Options
Intensive outpatient treatment offers a heightened level of professional involvement and care compared to traditional counterparts. Regrettably, many outpatient programs lack the capacity to effectively guide patients toward lasting success, and don’t address the origins of substance abuse. This is only a temporary fix and leaves patients more open to the possibility of relapse. Our approach is geared toward total healing and preventing the proliferation of addiction. Many of our patients are on the verge of full-blown drug and alcohol dependency; intensive outpatient treatment is instrumental in pulling them back from the brink and restoring peace of mind, personal happiness, and lasting mental health to their lives.