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Intensive Outpatient

An Overview of Intensive Outpatient

When you are ready to undergo drug treatment, finding the facility and programs that fit your specific needs can be challenging. If you are in need of intensive drug treatment but need to live from home, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) may be an excellent option. IOPs are often the best options for those with moderate substance abuse issues or who may be unable to leave home to enter a residential rehab program. 

If you need an IOP rehab in Fort Myers, Calusa Recovery can help! We are a premier rehab facility specializing in evidence-based IOP programs that give you the tools and support to succeed in recovery. Call us now!

What Exactly is IOP?

An intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) effectively combines both residential and traditional outpatient treatment programs. IOP treatment in Florida allows you to receive the intensive therapy and treatment programs you find in an inpatient program, but you are allowed to live at home and fulfill your family and work commitments. In an IOP drug and alcohol treatment program, you can go to treatment during the day or night, depending on your schedule. These programs are known as “step down” programs in the fact that the number of times you attend weekly sessions can be decreased as you progress in treatment.

Do you have questions about whether an IOP in South Florida is right for you? Call Calusa Recovery toll-free today and speak to one of our dedicated staff members about our substance abuse services in Fort Myers.

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One of the first steps when seeking treatment for substance abuse is the detoxification process. Here you are medically supervised and managed through withdrawal process to rid the body of drugs & alcohol.

Residential inpatient treatment is when a client lives on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while receiving intensive inpatient treatment. Learn more about inpatient treatment and how it can help you on your journey.

The partial day program at Calusa Recovery combines the best of aspects inpatient and outpatient treatment to form a hybrid program that allows you to experience inpatient therapies on an outpatient basis.

Find out why the innovative intensive outpatient program at Calusa Recovery is your best choice when seeking an outpatient addiction treatment program in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Our outpatient program will enable your professional life to become limitless. We offer the tools for you to become the best you can be while being sober! If you’re in Lee County, don’t wait another day to start your recovery.

The family program at Calusa Recovery is an integral part of our programming. Family therapy is an essential part of the recovery process because it allows members of the entire family system to learn how to recover as a unit while supporting their loved-one in recovery.

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What are the Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program in Ft. Myers?

Much like other levels of treatment, the treatment team at our IOP rehab in Fort Myers will work with you in creating an individualized program that meets your specific needs. This program is created from the comprehensive assessment conducted during the intake process. This assessment will uncover your history of substance use, past treatment attempts, and any underlying medical conditions that may impede your recovery.

A Fort Myers IOP treatment program features counseling and therapy primarily in a small group setting. However, you can also be assigned an individual counselor on a weekly basis. Many intensive outpatient programs in Florida are based on the Twelve Steps, and you will be highly encouraged to attend Twelve Step meetings such as AA, NA, or other similar self-help groups. 

Additionally, you will learn how to develop the essential life and coping skills needed in your daily life. These coping skills focus on relapse prevention and ways you can minimize the risk of relapse. In addition to relapse prevention, treatment staff will also discuss important topics such as the following:

Calusa Recovery’s IOP rehab center gives you the support and care you need to address your addiction issues. Call us today and learn more about our Fort Myers drug rehab.

How Long Does an IOP in Ft. Myers Last?

As with many treatment programs, the million-dollar question all people ask is “how long does treatment last?” You are unique in your needs and treatment goals, and a cookie-cutter approach to treatment will do you more harm than good. Therefore, there is no set timeframes regarding the length of IOP treatment. The length of time discussed in this section is merely a guide and can help you understand the commitment you need to make in order for an IOP in South Florida to work for you. 

On average, IOP treatment in Fort Myers, Florida lasts 5-8 weeks. In that span, you can expect to attend programming 3-4 days weekly for approximately 2-3 hours each session. As already discussed, IOP drug and alcohol treatment programs can be “stepped down” as you progress in treatment and as your needs change. However, some IOPs last a couple of weeks, while in other cases, programs can run for an entire year. The length of time you will spend in a Fort Myers IOP treatment program depends on your needs and goals.

If you need intensive treatment that fits your schedule and needs, call Calusa Recovery today.

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          Are You a Good Candidate for an Intensive Outpatient Program in Fort Myers?

          The support and intensive programming found in an IOP rehab center in Fort Myers is a beneficial option for many seeking treatment. You may like what an intensive outpatient program provides, but is it truly the best fit for you? When you enter a drug treatment facility, treatment staff will perform a comprehensive assessment to see if an IOP is your best treatment option. There are several factors that will make a Fort Myers IOP your program. 

          First and foremost, IOP drug and alcohol treatment programs are right for you if you have strong support from family and friends. If you already have that strong support network in place, the support you receive from treatment staff and your peers will only strengthen and widen your support network. An IOP is also ideal if you are not in need of medical detox or will not require around-the-clock medical care.

          If you are not in immediate danger of relapse, an intensive outpatient rehab program is a good fit for you. Additionally, this type of program is a good option if you don’t have a co-occurring mental illness. In general, an IOP and other outpatient programs are less expensive. As a result, many insurance plans cover a significant portion of the costs.

          If you believe an IOP is a program for you, call Calusa Recovery and speak to one of our dedicated and experienced staff members.

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          Learn More About Calusa Recovery's IOP Program in Ft. Myers, Florida

          IOP treatment is effective, proven to work, and offered at most facilities. While IOPs are plentiful, not all programs are created equal. As one of South Florida’s premier treatment facilities, Calusa Recovery’s intensive outpatient program has long been considered our flagship program. Our evidence-based programs are administered by experienced treatment staff with years of proven success in helping people from all walks of life achieve lasting sobriety. 

          Our programs help people who struggle with addictions to alcohol, heroin, meth, cocaine, and opioid medications. We believe in healing men as a whole in mind, body, and spirit. No matter the severity of your addiction, Calusa Recovery will give you the tools and support to transform and empower you. Contact us today and take a bold first step towards lifelong recovery.