What is Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment?
Intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment is a lower level of care; meaning that it does not require hospitalization, around the clock monitoring or even overnight stays. Intensive outpatient treatment requires individuals to obtain at least nine hours of group and/or individual therapy per week, which is divided up into three-hour sessions three-to-five evenings a week, or on weekends, for 12-16 weeks.
Typically, individuals in IOP have completed a more intensive program, such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP) and are transitioning to a lower level of care, but are not yet ready to stop therapy completely.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Center for Discovery
Most of our intensive outpatient programs are co-located with our partial hospitalization programs in locations across the nation. Programs are available for adults as well as children and adolescents.
What can I Expect in Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
During IOP with us, you’ll start to experience even more flexibility. At many locations, for example, clients who work or go to school may be able to attend program during evenings and the weekends. The goal of IOP is to allow clients to shift the majority of their time back to their life outside treatment, utilizing IOP to continue the work on those areas where they need additional therapy or skills practice.
In IOP, meals are generally eaten outside the program and medication management is no longer supported through us.
What Level of Care is Right for You?
Call us today at 866.482.3876 so we can learn about you and help you start your recovery journey. Our specialists will work with you to identify the appropriate level of care and location that’s right for you. We are here for you every step along the way.