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Nova Recovery Center offers drug and alcohol intensive outpatient services in addition to its inpatient addiction treatment. Our drug and alcohol rehab centers are here to provide you with care, regardless of what stage of addiction you are in. Whether you are seeking help for the first time or struggling with your recovery after many attempts—we are here to help you.
For many people, making the decision to enter treatment is the most difficult part of recovery. You may be afraid of what others will think, or you may be worried that recovery will be too difficult or that treatment won’t work for you. But once you’re in a high-quality program, like the one at Nova Recovery Center, many things will become clear. You’ll develop a far stronger self-concept, higher self-esteem and a keener sense of self-efficacy.
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What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
As you progress through your recovery journey, your treatment needs will vary. Once you’ve completed an inpatient program at a rehab center you may choose to continue your recovery care with an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Intensive outpatient programs offer structured addiction treatment sessions in addition to clinical counseling to help you continue living a substance-free lifestyle without 24-hour supervision. IOP programs provide the following benefits for individuals in recovery:
- More flexibility – IOP provides you with the flexibility to attend school, work, and commit to other obligations while still actively engaging in your recovery education and relapse prevention. IOP serves as a middle ground for those who have completed an inpatient treatment program but still need support while living sober on their own at home or in a sober living home.
- Structure – IOP consists of several regularly scheduled group sessions each week to provide a high level of recovery support and bridge the gap between residential treatment and mainstream living. This also aids in creating your own structured daily routine at home to reduce daily stressors and decrease your chances of relapse.
- Sober support system – IOP requires that you continually engage with others in recovery, which will serve as a vital aspect of your continued personal growth and lasting sobriety. In each IOP session, you’ll have the opportunity to share your own personal issues as well as help others through theirs, all while gaining outside perspectives on the struggles of early sobriety.
Nova’s Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program for Substance Abuse
Nova Recovery Center offers intensive outpatient programs in Austin and Houston, Texas that are ideal for individuals who need ongoing support as they transition out of an inpatient care setting. These programs are also perfect for those who know they have to make a change but cannot commit to a residential program. If you find yourself in a similar situation, our Austin or Houston IOP may be the right fit for you.
Nova’s IOP meets three times each week in a safe and comfortable clinical setting. We use these discussions to empower clients to learn more about the diseases of alcohol and drug addiction while also exploring personal issues and learning to live a sober life.
Throughout the program, we’ll cover a variety of topics, including:
- Social skills
- Restructuring thoughts
- Relapse prevention
- Family dynamics
- The science of addiction
- Problem solving
Our full intensive outpatient program lasts about eight weeks. This provides consistency, accountability, and time to practice the many new skills we cover with you in IOP. With a focus on life skills, relapse prevention, and peer support, Nova’s intensive outpatient program provides the recovery support needed to help you maintain your sobriety and thrive in recovery.
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Each of our personalized treatment plans for outpatient rehab incorporates a variety of treatment modalities for a well-rounded and cohesive drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Each of the following evidence-based treatment modality plays an important role in addressing the unique aspects of every individual’s struggle with addiction.
- Individual drug counseling – Counseling is a cornerstone of any addiction treatment program because it addresses the mental and emotional aspects of addiction in your life. At Nova, we provide individual counseling sessions to give each client consistent and healthy opportunities for personal growth, exploration, and a deep and honest investigation of their addictive behaviors and thoughts.
- Group counseling – Group counseling sessions during IOP provide excellent opportunities for clients to practice communicating clearly and respectfully with their peers. Group sessions also offer different perspectives on addiction, sobriety, and the challenges that come with it. As clients discuss the difficulties of sober life and the strategies for maintaining their sobriety, they will also gradually build their self-esteem and self-worth.
- Educational lectures – The more a client knows about the disease of addiction, the less likely they are to relapse and fall back into regular drug abuse. This knowledge serves as a solid foundation upon which each client can build their new sober life on. Even if a client does relapse, the drug abuse will likely never be the same once they have the knowledge that is provided in educational lectures during drug rehab.
- 12-Step Program – At Nova, clients enrolled in IOP will thoroughly work through each of the steps in the 12-Step Program. Throughout this process, clients are given every opportunity to deeply internalize the basic principles of the 12-Step Program and use it as a guide as they reintegrate back into society as a sober individual.
Nova Recovery Center offers a quality intensive outpatient program in Houston and Austin, Texas at an affordable price. We work with most insurance companies to help supplement the treatment costs. Our admissions team can do a quick insurance verification to help you determine if our IOP is a good fit for you financially.
We understand that enrolling in drug and alcohol addiction treatment of any kind can be an overwhelming process. We make the process easier by providing a simple admissions process. During your initial phone call, our friendly admissions staff will collect information from you to verify that our intensive outpatient program is a great fit. If so, we’ll proceed by briefly verifying your insurance and enrolling you or your loved one in our Austin or Houston IOP.
If you have questions about this intensive outpatient program or any other drug or alcohol program at Nova Recovery Center, please call (512) 605-2955 to speak to an admissions representative today.
Top 11 Questions and Answers About Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
1. What is an intensive outpatient program for substance abuse?
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is outpatient addiction recovery treatment that allows a person to receive rehabilitation for substance abuse problems while still living at home, working, and/or attending school. This type of treatment is particularly advantageous for individuals who don’t need necessarily need the amount of structure an inpatient rehab center provides or who have recently completed residential treatment and need continued support.
2. What can I expect from intensive outpatient treatment?
Our intensive outpatient treatment program focuses on relapse prevention, life skills development, and peer support. This level of treatment is especially helpful upon completion of inpatient rehab, as it provides support for people who may be at higher risk of relapse and helps them reintegrate back into their daily lives. Each IOP sessions consists of an Education Group and a Process Group.
- Education Group covers a variety of topics from social skills and problem-solving to family dynamics, stages of change, the biology of addiction, and more.
- Process Group gives clients the opportunity to discuss personal issues and experiences in early recovery.
3. Where do intensive outpatient clients meet?
4. How long are intensive outpatient programs?
Nova’s Intensive Outpatient Program is an eight-week program that meets three times per week for a total of 24 sessions. Clients meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and each session is three hours long (90 minutes of Education Group and 90 minutes of Process Group).
Nova offers both day and evening IOP programs to make treatment even more accessible for those who work, attend school, or have family obligations during the day or evening hours. Although switching between the day and night program is discouraged, our staff is willing to work with clients to ensure successful completion of the program.
5. How much does intensive outpatient treatment cost?
The cost of Nova’s Intensive Outpatient Program will vary based on the client’s insurance coverage. If you’d like to know how much IOP enrollment will cost for you or a loved one, please contact our admissions staff for more details.
6. Can I use my insurance to pay for IOP?
Yes. Depending on the details of your policy, your insurance benefits may cover all or some of the cost of intensive outpatient treatment at Nova. The best way to verify your insurance benefits is to call and speak with one of our admissions specialists. After we collect some information from you and contact your insurance company on your behalf, we will be able to determine the extent of your coverage and let you know how much your insurance will cover and how much will be left to fund with alternative options (if there is an additional balance leftover).
To verify your insurance benefits, we will need the following information from you:
- The company name of your insurance provider
- Your member ID number
- Your date of birth
- Your insurance provider’s telephone number (found on the back of your insurance card)
The insurance verification process only takes a few minutes and is completely confidential. No one else on your insurance policy will be alerted during this process and we will not give your private information to anyone else unless you give us permission.
7. How effective is outpatient drug rehab?
The efficacy of any addiction treatment program will vary based on a few different factors. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these factors include the amount of effort a client puts into the program, the quality of interaction between the client and the staff, and the appropriateness of treatment.
At Nova Recovery Center, our staff is made up of experienced addiction treatment specialists who have a wide range of professional and personal experiences with addiction and recovery. Although we can’t control the level of effort and participation a client puts into the program, we can ensure that our intensive outpatient program will provide the highest quality of treatment and client-staff interaction available. Our admissions team will also complete a phone screening prior to enrollment to ensure that our IOP provides the appropriate level of treatment required to meet each client’s needs.
Although the efficacy of outpatient rehab will vary from person to person, IOP has been shown to improve many aspects of our client’s lives in the following ways:
- Maintenance of long-term sobriety
- Improved mental and physical health
- Improved relationships with family, friends, and loved ones
- Reduced criminal activity
- Improvements regarding employment and education
8. What is the difference between inpatient drug rehab and outpatient drug rehab?
The primary difference between inpatient drug rehab and intensive outpatient drug rehab (IOP) is that IOP does not require that clients live on-site at the treatment center throughout the duration of their program. As a result, treatment is less structured and provides more flexibility for clients to work, attend school, and complete other obligations while they are enrolled in an addiction treatment program.
9. Is IOP at Nova co-ed or gender-specific?
Nova’s Intensive Outpatient Program is co-ed, meaning treatment groups will have both male and female clients in them.
10. What is the admissions process like for intensive outpatient treatment?
The admissions process for intensive outpatient treatment is much like that of residential inpatient treatment. First, an admissions specialist will complete a quick phone screening with you. The purpose of this is to ensure that our intensive outpatient treatment is appropriate for your treatment needs or the needs of your loved one. A phone screening usually lasts about 10 minutes on average.
Next, if you’d like to use insurance to pay for IOP, we will gather a few pieces of essential information and contact your insurance company to verify your benefits. This process is completely confidential, it only takes a few minutes, and it can be completed over the phone while you wait.
Once you are ready to finalize your enrollment, we will schedule a date and time for you to begin. Our staff will take care of all the arrangements and make sure everything you need is ready for you upon your arrival at the proper IOP office. Our admissions staff is also available if you have any questions before your intensive outpatient treatment begins.
11. Who is eligible to enroll in an intensive outpatient program?
If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder and you’ve already completed a detox program, Nova’s IOP may be a good fit for you. A member of our admissions staff can best determine your eligibility and fitness for our program based on the results of our screening process.
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- Evidenced-based treatment
- 12-Step immersion
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