Just as addiction tends to affect each addict differently, there’s not a singular form of treatment that offers an ideal solution for every individual who is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. While it’s generally said that longer and more severe cases of addiction will require a more intensive form of treatment such as a residential or inpatient addiction treatment program, there are many addicts who have not sought treatment because of an inability to live in a facility for the duration of the initial treatment. This is often due to financial restraints as inpatient and residential programs tend to be more costly than outpatient treatments, but sometimes addicts cannot participate in residential programs due to having an inflexible employment schedule, having children or other dependents, or for many other reasons. In cases such as these, individuals will need a form of treatment that offers more than just once-a-week counseling, but doesn’t involve relocating to the facility during treatment.
The intensive outpatient program at Broadway Treatment Center is designed either for individuals who would benefit from the daily monitoring and treatment without needing residential care, or for those individuals who have completed our residential program and want to use our Huntington Beach intensive outpatient program as a stepping-stone between inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. As such, the IOP program serves as an intermediary between residential and outpatient treatments, offering daily counseling, therapy, group sessions, addiction education, and skills-building.
Our IOP program in Orange County is personalized for each client depending on his or her individual needs. As such, the Broadway Treatment Center intensive outpatient program can last between a few weeks to a couple months, beginning with the individual assessment and the development of a personalized curriculum and treatment plan. According to the client’s progress in treatment and the severity of his or her addiction, he or she will attend intensive outpatient treatments between three and five days each week. In addition to the counseling, therapy, group activities, and skills-building the program offers, our intensive outpatient program offers dual-diagnosis support for comorbid afflictions that require monitoring and stabilization, lessons in which individuals learn effective coping mechanisms as part of relapse prevention, and techniques for dealing with cravings and confronting addiction triggers.
Program alumni remain present and very active both in facility meetings and events as well as in the Huntington Beach community. We encourage those who are currently recovering in our intensive outpatient and other addiction treatment programs as well as those who have already graduated to continue networking and supporting one another through the continued journey of recovery.