Building a Strong Recovery Through IOP and PHP

In the last couple of years, more people, old and young, have suffered from symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders due to the pandemic. Many of these individuals will have used and abused alcohol or drugs to handle the onslaught of a host of mental health disorders. Professional substance abuse treatment is required to address these underlying conditions. Without addressing the mental health disorders, relapse is likely to happen again and again. Many people do not understand that stopping the use of drugs and alcohol can be dangerous unless supervised and that mental health disorders combined with substance abuse has a profound impact upon the brain and the body.

To develop a strong foundation for recovery from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions, professionally supervised detox and treatments are advised. Detox without treatment will not address the underlying causes of addiction and abuse. Treatment, to be successful, requires that an individual be substance-free and ready to engage in self-reflection and behavior modification. Together detox and treatment create a secure chance at ongoing recovery. 

Detoxification means allowing the body to rid itself of the substances while controlling the physical and emotional responses to the withdrawal. Medical professionals should monitor detoxing from substances to minimize the dangers of a particular drug or alcohol withdrawal. Once an individual has gone through the detoxification process, he, she, or they are now ready to enter a substance abuse treatment program. Several levels of treatment may be available at a credible facility. But treatment options need to be determined by an individual’s circumstances. Most common are Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization Programs

Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (IOP)

Recovery takes a serious commitment to stop using substances and to address the issues underlying the abuse, including mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, and a range of other conditions that can lead to self-medicating. How does one determine which treatment program is most suited to his, her, or their needs? If an individual seeking treatment has many family obligations and must continue working or attending school, an IOP option may work best for the individual. Any quality treatment program will use State and Federal best practices, which pertain to the number of hours of treatment, types of counseling offered supportive workshops such as Life Skills, Relapse prevention, etc.

New research shows that when best practices are employed in IOPs these programs are as effective as inpatient treatment. Issues related to insurance coverage also determine an individual’s choice of treatment. If this is the client’s first time in treatment, and the substance abuse/mental health disorder is not severe, IOP may be a good option.

The basic structure of the IOP program, along with the quality of the treating staff, may have a profound impact on an individual’s ability to grasp the meaning of recovery and to pursue it after he, she, they have left treatment.

An IOT [IOP] program is most effective at helping its clients if it is part of a continuum of care. The American Society of Addiction Medicine has established five levels of care: medically managed intensive inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and early intervention. In addition, continuing community care (e.g., 12-Step support groups), which a client participates in after the conclusion of formal treatment, is another important level of service. A continuum of care ensures that clients can enter substance abuse treatment at a level appropriate to their needs and step up or down to a different intensity of treatment based on their responses.

Elements that define IOP are:

  • Comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation
  • Individual Treatment Plan
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Education programs (Relapse prevention, Parenting Skills, etc.)
  • Case management
  • Support groups
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Transition management and discharge planning, including continuing care
  • Clients receive a minimum of 3 hours of treatment 3 days a week for 28 days to 4 weeks
  • Followed by aftercare

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

If a client needs to attend to home, work, or school obligations and has relapsed after treatment, then he, she, or they may require an intensive program– PHP is a viable choice. PHP usually requires a minimum of five days a week for five hours a day for treatment. The program length can last 6-12 months. PHP is a more intensive form of treatment than outpatient programs as the client is closely monitored. As with IOP, PHP will provide clients with a structured day, alternating between individual and group counseling, education workshops, life skills and goal setting, relapse prevention, stress reduction behaviors, case management, medication education and management, and more. PHPs offer more contact with clinicians and medical professionals.

Clinical professionals such as physicians, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and a range of other professionals will carefully monitor the progress of all clients. However, if a client has been through PHP before and has relapsed, the PHP treatment program may call for more intense care- up to 7 days a week, 7 hours a day. Additionally, there is the ability to treat more severe co-occurring disorders without checking into a hospital setting in partial hospitalization programs.

The goal of quality inpatient and outpatient is to ensure that a solid recovery foundation is established, new techniques for handling triggers and stressors are in place, a plan for a new support system is carefully designed, and a workable after-care program. Both IOP and PHP are a better option for those who have tried outpatient programs that usually meet once a week.

The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. At Coastal Detox, physicians, psychiatrists, clinicians, and nurses are experienced in substance abuse treatment with co-occurring mental health conditions. If you are looking for help and are scared, you should understand that everyone in our facility is treated with kindness, empathy, and concern. Coastal Detox will provide you with the tools to live a vibrant, productive, substance-free life. Call now and step out of your despair…


Reference:

https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma13-4182.pdf

Connor Barton
Connor Barton
2022-06-03
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The staff here is amazing. Caring and attentive. I finally kicked the sticks and couldn’t be happier.
Jacob Rashid
Jacob Rashid
2022-06-03
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So nice to have Grandma back to her old self. She has struggled with xannies for as long as I can remember. The staff were so attentive and met her where she was, not where they wanted her to be. Thank you Coastal Detox!
Tara Payne
Tara Payne
2022-05-20
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I struggled with alcohol addiction for most of my life. After many tries nothing worked.It was my 43rd birthday and I wasn't gonna see 44 if I didn't get help. I called around and found Coastal. So glad I did. I am so grateful for EVERYONE there. This beautiful facility is not just a detox. They actually have programs to help you learn to live a sober life and enjoy being yourself again! Entire staff is awesome! (Ms Diana ❤️ and Mrs Karen ❤️)They really understand how your feeling as most are in recovery also. If your looking for some help please give them a call. I give them 10+stars. Five months sober now!!! Thank you Coastal!!!
Bob Hawkins
Bob Hawkins
2022-05-04
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The entire staff of Coastal is great, the therapists, the nurses, the techs, everyone. It’s a great environment to begin your recovery in. As an added perk, the food is some of the best you’ll ever have thanks to the chefs.
Tony Givens
Tony Givens
2022-05-04
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My experience at coastal detox was very good, the staff there is terrific. They helped me get through the process of detox in a safe and professional manor.
Jodi Silverman Goldberg
Jodi Silverman Goldberg
2022-03-21
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It been almost a year!! Thank y’all
Matthew Mcnulty
Matthew Mcnulty
2022-03-07
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This is the top tier Rehab/Detox center in Southeast FL. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. Their attention to detail is impressive. They specialize in treating alcohol abuse among several other conditions. If you or a loved one are looking for a blueprint on how to sober up…Coastal Detox will lead you there.
Mary Katz
Mary Katz
2022-02-26
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My experience with Coastal has been one of empathy, kindness and family. From Admissions to Nurses to techs I have never felt so cared for. Food and drink 24/7. Coastal is a place I went twice. First time 14 days next 6days later for another 11. At 59 and umpteen detoxes Coastal by far is Heaven Sent! As a Nutritionist and Trainer, I'm so happy to be back....the Mary ,who was lost:)
vicky ehr
vicky ehr
2022-01-29
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Great place . Helped me so much I am a 64 year old woman and this place got me sober with dignity and kindness. I highly recommend it plus the food is incredible. Rooms are really well laid out. 2 guys to a room . Each bed has its own t.v with head sets so you dont bother your roomate. Take an extra pillow and comfort blanket from home. At least 3 pairs of pj’ s sock and shoes and comfortable clothing fit. You do your own laundry there. I will send you the link to look at. After thinking all morning this is hands down the place for you. Lots of young people and fantastic therapists. For my wonderful son who suffers. From addiction the way I do.

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