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Intensive Outpatient Program Specialist

Pain and Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Behavioral Health located in Albuquerque, NM

Like many, you may feel guilt and shame when struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. However, it’s not a lack of willpower that makes it so hard for you to stop using. Your addiction is a disease that requires medical intervention. At Pain and Recovery Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the team of substance abuse specialists offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) to support those recovering from an addiction. Call the office or book a consultation online to learn more about IOP.

Intensive Outpatient Program Q&A

What is an intensive outpatient program (IOP)?

IOP is a substance abuse rehabilitation program offered at Pain and Recovery Center. When participating in the IOP, you visit the center regularly, sometimes even daily, for several hours at a time. The purpose of the program is to provide the intense care you need to support your recovery efforts from an addiction or substance abuse problem. 

The IOP at Pain and Recovery Center is more intensive than a traditional substance abuse program. However, unlike an inpatient program, you return to your home after each session. 

Am I a good candidate for the intensive outpatient program?

The team at Pain and Recovery Center determines if you’re a good candidate for IOP after your mandatory clinical and medical assessment, which the team conducts at the center. Good candidates for the IOP include people struggling with:

  • Problems associated with an addiction
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders associated with substance use

The team may also suggest the IOP to help support your recovery after detox or discharge from an inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation program. 

For those still struggling with an addiction, the team at Pain and Recovery Center may first recommend you participate in their medical detox program before they recommend the IOP. The medical detox is a patient-centered program that includes state-of-the-art treatment to minimize your withdrawal symptoms while your body detoxes from the drugs or alcohol. 

What can I expect during the intensive outpatient program?

The team develops customized IOP treatment plans based on the information gathered during your clinical and medical assessment. The team then adjusts your plan as needed at follow-up visits to ensure a successful recovery.

The specifics of your IOP may depend on your health and wellness needs. In general, your IOP may include nine or more hours of therapy each week. Your therapy sessions may include group and individualized therapy, as well as vocational training if needed. The team also prescribes medication to help manage your addiction and any co-occurring disorders. 

To minimize stress and disruption to your usual life, the team at Pain and Recovery Center also designs your IOP plan around your work and family life. 

Though the length of your treatment may vary, most IOP plans last 90 days.

To schedule your assessment to see if you’re a good candidate for IOP, call Pain and Recovery Center or book online today.