For the recovering addict, there are several paths available for treatment, depending on the severity of the patient’s needs. Traditional inpatient residency, individual therapy, group therapy, counseling and psychotherapy are all available, as well as intensive outpatient programs in Baltimore County and the surrounding areas.
About Intensive Outpatient Treatment
The road to recovery usually involves several stages, each with a different level of treatment. The most demanding needs often require a dedicated inpatient program, which provides the patient with a strict environment for change. Eventually, the patient is released to counseling and ongoing therapy. For others, a less stringent program can provide them the assistance they need without inpatient residency. Intensive outpatient programs are, for many patients, the ideal solution, and are often a steppingstone from inpatient care to consistent outpatient success.
How Is IOP Different?
Intensive outpatient programs are treatment programs designed to provide the patient consistent, regular therapy and counseling sessions while remaining as an outpatient. Sessions are scheduled daily, often in the evenings or various times of the weekends to allow access for those with varying work schedules or other obligations. Each three-hour session addresses the patient’s current progress and maintains the counseling and treatment necessary for their continued growth. The IOP sessions ensure accountability and responsibility in the patient while offering them the freedom of maintaining an independent and productive lifestyle.
Who Needs IOP?
If a recovering addict struggles with triggers, temptations or is prone to relapse, an inpatient treatment program may be required for their continued success in treatment. If, however, the patient accepts and understands their weaknesses, and can live on their own in such a way as to attend the sessions and remain clean, intensive outpatient programs may be their best option. The sessions provide the opportunity for patient growth and personal advancement as they move forward against their addiction.
There are many warning signs that a person has a chemical dependency or substance abuse problem. If you suspect that someone has a problem, or if you are concerned about yourself, reach out for help. The counselors at The Bergand Group offer compassionate, professional assistance and the best solutions for your needs. We provide intensive outpatient programs in Baltimore County and can evaluate your needs and help map out your path to recovery.
About The Bergand Group:
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.