At Family Recovery Specialists, we provide quality substance abuse and addiction treatment for both adults and adolescents. We understand that addiction is a chronic disease, but that it is treatable when all aspects of it are properly addressed with a comprehensive range of evidence-based, research-backed treatment modalities.
We know that each person in recovery is different and strive to provide a highly individualized treatment experience to best meet your specific needs and ensure you have all of the help and support you need for a successful recovery.
Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is often recommended for people who do not need medical detox services or 24/7 medical monitoring. IOP lets clients participate in recovery while also allowing them the flexibility to continue with their daily lives. IOP also can act as a treatment phase for people who have completed inpatient care or a PHP but still need more time in recovery before fully transitioning back to everyday life.
IOP also can be useful for people who have recently relapsed and, while they do not necessarily require inpatient care, still need a more intensive level of support than typical outpatient treatment.
IOP will generally be shorter than PHP at about nine hours a week, split into three-hour sessions over three days. IOP provides clients with the ability to adapt to a sober lifestyle and tend to other personal responsibilities while still receiving a substantial level of treatment.
The drug and alcohol intensive outpatient program is recommended for an adolescent or adult that is abusing substances or already experiencing symptoms of the disease of addiction. This individual is often beginning to suffer consequences related to their substance use and may have significant impairment in overall functioning. In many cases, this individual has never received treatment for substance abuse or addiction and likely is very much in denial of the problem. Families are encouraged to participate in the outpatient rehab program where they will receive education and family counseling.
Adolescents are not the same as adults. Adolescent brains are still developing, so they are impacted differently by the use of substances. It also means that what is an effective treatment for adults won’t necessarily work for adolescents. Teens and young adults require addiction treatment that is tailored to their specialized needs.
Many adolescents with substance use disorders often are also struggling with other conditions, including depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.
It is important that treatment for these potential co-occurring disorders is integrated into the overall treatment program. Family intervention and participation is also integral to the adolescent addiction treatment process.