How To Live Drug-Free While Being Productive
Participation in outpatient addiction treatment is a lifesaving intervention for individuals who have lost the ability to control substance use. There are a number of treatment programs, with success dependent on the seriousness of the addiction and the individual’s ability to withstand temptation.
Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) vary in design. Common features of IOP therapy include attending meetings, lectures, counseling, and group participation. Clients live near the facility and travel back and forth on a scheduled routine. An important consideration is that addiction affects people differently and the environment in which they live can trigger a relapse. However, the overall concurrence is that outpatient drug rehab does work.
Like hypertension and type I diabetes, drug abuse is a chronic condition. Studies have shown that the instance of relapse in drug abuse is similar to other chronic medical illnesses. The National Institutes of Health have determined that relapse is not a sign of treatment failure, but a trigger indicating the requirement for adjusted, reinstated, or alternate treatments.
Outpatient addiction treatment helps the client stop using drugs. The goal is living a drug-free lifestyle to achieve functioning productively at work, in society, and with the family. Like other chronic diseases, treatment is long-term. IOP therapy is included in secular or faith-based treatment programs, medication-assisted treatment, or mutual aid without treatment.
Treatment Programs That Fit Your Needs
Contrary to common belief, there is no need for the individual to voluntarily seek treatment for it to be effective. Detoxification is typically the first step of treatment and is combined with medication and behavioral therapy. Drug testing, like a strong family and community support program, discourages relapse.
Clients with behavioral, cognitive, emotional, or sub-acute biomedical problems should participate in residential drug treatment programs. Programs include the 12-step program, nutritional counseling, and a holistic approach that includes massage therapy and yoga. All-around mental, physical, and spiritual balance promotes recovery.
Unlike IOP therapy, addiction therapy is a residential program to encourage the client to search within for reasons alcohol or other drugs are used to deal with pain or trauma. An addictions counselor works with clients in private sessions during the entire stay.
The Holistix Treatment Centers Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a 6 – 8 week program with attendance at individual or group drug counseling and therapy 3 times a week. It works towards rediscovery of a happy, productive, drug-free life. It is designed for clients who need more than ordinary outpatient assistance, but not partial hospitalization. IOP therapy includes the spiritual dimension of healing that is created by a loving, compassionate environment.
You can overcome drug addiction! Contact Holistix by the Sea regarding inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment that will show you how to recognize, avoid, and deal with events leading to drug abuse. Bring back the life you love by calling 877-872-7730 today.