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intensive outpatient programInsight Recovery Center believes that healing starts from within and that a holistic, integrative approach is the best way to discover your recovery. We treat every client as a unique individual with specific needs and challenges.

Our skilled staff will assess you and recommend a personalized treatment plan that considers one of our levels of care. From the least intensive and demanding to the most, they are:

  • Outpatient therapy (OP)
  • Intensive outpatient therapy (IOP)
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

It is also possible to move from one level of care to another. The intensive outpatient therapy program strikes a good balance by providing structure, accountability, and flexibility to attend to other obligations. For more information about our intensive outpatient program, call 828.826.1376.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction?

An IOP is a form of outpatient therapy and a specific level of care provided by an addiction treatment center. As the name implies, it is not a residential program, although it often follows detox and inpatient rehab. However, many clients are assessed and placed directly into an IOP–it all depends on your individual treatment plan.

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a step down from our PHP program but still provides limited structure and treatment during the day while allowing the client to live at home, hold a job, attend school, or participate in community activities. Treatment and activities devised for each client’s individual needs are scheduled accordingly and will introduce and reinforce coping mechanisms and behavioral awareness skills to reduce the likelihood of relapse. These could include clinical behavioral therapies, like cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, art therapy, or even yoga and meditation.

Intensive outpatient treatment programs provide a flexible and affordable treatment option for many. This allows people to maintain work, school, and family obligations. The main difference between an outpatient program (OP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) is the time and commitment required. Overall, an IOP provides more structure and guidance.

What to Expect During an IOP for Treatment Options

At Insight Recovery Center, we take a holistic approach to healing based on mindfulness. We employ a variety of therapeutic modalities that incorporate both evidence-based and more holistic practices. Our scenic location in the North Carolina mountains creates an ideal environment for integrative healing and self-reflection. We utilize these natural surroundings in a variety of therapeutic approaches in conjunction with typical evidence-based therapies. We believe that the traditional system of addiction treatment is archaic and in desperate need of revision. At Insight Recovery Center, we put that belief into practice as we empower you to discover your recovery by tailoring your treatment plan to your specific needs.

Some of the evidence-based and holistic therapies we employ include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Adventure therapy
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Trauma therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Yoga

A significant benefit to IOP treatment is that patients can practice newly learned skills and concepts and get feedback immediately from their regular daily lives, which can rapidly enhance behavioral change.

Can You Benefit from an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An IOP can benefit a wide range of treatment needs, from someone stepping down from a more intense treatment to someone who needs to step up from outpatient treatment. Patients most likely to benefit from IOP include those who:

  • Are highly motivated and have a high level of self-discipline
  • Have obligations that prevent them from attending residential care
  • Do not require around-the-clock supervision
  • Are not currently using drugs or alcohol
  • Have a mild to moderate level of substance use that they want to prevent getting out of control
  • Have a stable living situation and solid support network
  • Are at lower risk for relapse

For more information and to see if our IOP is right for you, contact us at 828.826.1376

Contact Insight Recovery Center Today

If you or a loved one is caught in the cycle of addiction, Insight Recovery Center in Asheville, NC, offers hope and healing. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us online or by calling 828.826.1376 at any time of day or night. We are here to help.