Basics of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Basics of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment is a wonderful addiction treatment option for individuals who have already undergone inpatient detox and treatment, and need additional support. Although the clients do not spend 24/7 within the treatment facility, they still spend enough time to get support and build the sober living strategies they need to succeed. 

What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

Participating in an intensive outpatient treatment program is not a light decision, it is a major step towards sobriety. Intensive outpatient treatment does not include a detox process, so it’s best suited for people who either do not need medical detox or have already undergone it, and no longer need to be supervised around the clock. By the time one enters intensive outpatient treatment, they are able to hold themselves accountable on their own and have ideally picked up hobbies and behaviors that keep them motivated throughout their sober living journey.

During intensive outpatient treatment, patients undergo at least nine hours a week of care, spread out over five days a week Monday through Friday. However, if more care is needed, it is always available through both individual and group therapy sessions.

Location, Location, Location.

Finding the right environment to go through intensive outpatient treatment makes a world of a difference. At Sobriety Options, our admissions team works hard to place you or your loved one into a high-quality addiction treatment center within sunny Southern California. Research has shown that getting adequate sun exposure – with proper precautions like sunscreen in place – can boost your health through the production of Vitamin D. Living in a sunny environment can also help combat seasonal affective disorder and lower stress. Having a positive mindset and low stress are essential for healthy addiction treatment and recovery. Being happy in your environment can help you gain a new outlook on life.

Credentials Matter

When looking for an intensive outpatient treatment center, it’s important to understand what credentials and accreditations are needed to make a program legitimate. Insurance providers are often not willing to cover the cost of treatment without certain accreditations in place, often from a third-party. Some accreditations to look for include the Joint Commission, CARF International, and the Council on Accreditation. Being listed as an accredited addiction treatment center is no easy task, and centers must recertify every three years. All addiction treatment centers must meet federal and state guidelines in order to be in operation, but these certifications often meet the bare minimum requirements. Third-party accreditations ensure that you or your loved one will be getting the highest quality care. Sobriety Options only places individuals into treatment centers that have undergone strict accreditation and certification programs to guarantee top-notch addiction recovery and sober living.

Get Help and Recover Safely

Safe addiction recovery starts with getting treatment at a safe, accredited center. Sobriety Options helps you ensure that you or a loved one gets just that. We work with your insurance coverage and your needs to place you in an intensive outpatient treatment program that allows you to reach your sober living goals – in a sustainable way. Need help getting started? Give us a call and begin your journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle. We’re available around the clock to guide you through the admissions process, because a crisis can hit at any time and you shouldn’t have to wait for Monday to get care.

About Sobriety Options 

Sobriety Options is open 24/7 to provide support and care for those seeking substance abuse or mental health treatment. A branch of Solution Based Treatment, we serve as a central admissions office for seven different branches throughout Southern California. Our team is able to help you find the best sober living option for yourself or your loved one to help them get the care they need. For more information visit our website at or give us a call at (855) 485-0071.

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