There are many differences between IOP drug programs and residential treatment. When you need help for drug or alcohol addiction, IOP programs may also provide different benefits than what residential treatment offers. For many, these simple differences and benefits may mean entering treatment, versus not getting help at all.
Do IOP Drug Programs Work Better than Residential Programs?
One program, IOP or residential, cannot be said to work “better” than the other, as results from any drug program are entirely individual. There is a saying that “you get out of it what you put into it,” and this is true of any addiction recovery program. The key to finding the program that will work best for you lies in evaluating pros and cons of each, then determining whether IOP or residential is better suited for your recovery needs.
Benefits of IOP Drug Programs
Some of the most common benefits of entering IOP drug programs include:
It’s Less Expensive
Residential treatment is inherently more expensive than IOP because housing at the facility is provided for residential patients. These programs also include all meals and maintenance of a full-time staff to interact with patients 24/7. Because IOP program clients continue living at home, these expenses aren’t passed onto them as part of treatment.
Because IOP programs are less expensive but still provide many of the comprehensive therapies that residential rehab does, most insurance companies favor this type of program. They generally provide greater financial support for patients going through IOP programs and as a result, IOP often costs patients less out-of-pocket than other types of programs.
Live at Home
Living at home through IOP treatment is always more comfortable and convenient than living out of a suitcase in residential programs. At home, patients can maintain their personal and family responsibilities and stay actively engaged in their community. IOP programs also enable patients to immediately practice what they learn in their home environment, strengthening their coping skills in the real world each day.
Keep Up with Work or School
Residential treatment often results in loss of work and income due to your prolonged absence during treatment. The same is true for students, who suffer missed classes, dropped hours and setbacks in educational advancement. IOP programs can provide a means of getting help while still going to work and school as scheduled.
In residential treatment, patients are isolated from their loved ones and others typically engaged in their everyday lives. In IOP programs, patients are able to interact with family, friends and others on a daily basis, just as they do when not in treatment.
The Heights IOP Programs Keep You Connected to What Matters
When undergoing The Heights Treatment IOP (Intensive Outpatient) drug and alcohol programs, our clients are able to remain connected and engaged in their daily lives while gaining new support, guidance and education for a better future in recovery. We offer a dual diagnosis program for young adults with many benefits to individuals and their families who are ready to leave addiction behind.
If you or a loved one needs help with addiction, contact us today!