An intensive outpatient program (IOP) includes regular sessions of addiction treatment, along with counseling. IOP programs are considered a middle ground between inpatient treatment and aftercare. The intensive outpatient program focuses on helping individuals tackle co-occurring mental health conditions as well as their addiction. These mental health conditions can be contributing to the addiction and need to be addressed for the overall health of the patient. An integrated treatment approach is the best chance for sobriety and success in the program. For anyone in need of intensive outpatient treatment programs in Harford County, the Bergand Group is the top facility in the area.

What is the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment?

Addiction treatment programs typically fall into two categories: outpatient and inpatient. Patients choose the program they believe is right for them based on certain factors such as their personal needs and preferences, the level of their addiction, and the number of years they’ve been addicted.

Inpatient programs require the individual to live in a closed, treatment facility. Along with 24/7 professional monitoring, patients stick to a carefully planned schedule and receive treatment throughout their stay. Inpatient programs are ideal for people with intense addictions, such as someone who has been addicted for many years and need to focus on their recovery without distractions.

Outpatient programs allow individuals to continue living at home, so they can keep going to work or school. The patient comes into the facility for sessions, usually daily. When seeking intensive outpatient treatment programs in Harford County at the Bergand Group, you’ll participate in daily three-hour sessions. The Bergand Group offers a flexible schedule, including mornings, evenings, and weekends. Medication management can be provided as part of the treatment if it’s determined to be necessary. Outpatient programs are best for individuals with a support system at home or those dealing with new addictions.

When is an IOP Program Appropriate?

The IOP program typically follows complete detoxification. Usually, this detoxification is completed as an inpatient, residing in a facility. The next step may be IOP for specific candidates. Intensive outpatient programs are best for individuals who cannot miss work or school and are dealing with mild addictions. Ultimately, the facility will complete an assessment of your situation and advise if IOP is the right choice for you to ensure success in treatment.

Many studies have shown that the gradual transition from inpatient detox to IOP yields positive results in patients.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs in Harford County with The Bergand Group

If you’re interested in a flexible treatment option, the Bergand Group may be the answer. The Bergand Group offers Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs in Harford County in a state-certified facility. Many of our therapists have over 20 years of experience in treating addiction. We provide comprehensive mental health care, along with addiction treatment using evidence-based practices. Stop living with addiction and mental health conditions that control your life. Contact us today to book an assessment to understand if IOP is right for you.

 

 

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.