Intensive Outpatient Program:
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Intensive Outpatient Program or “IOP” is the phase of recovery therapy that immediately follows successful drug or alcohol detox. While in IOP, clients start rebuilding ties with family and community while learning new life skills and coping strategies. This is a crucial step in the foundation of long-term recovery from addiction.
There are many different types of IOP sessions during this phase of treatment. Each session is led by a mental health professional and is specifically designed for each client. Individual therapy and group therapy sessions are pivotal parts of IOP. Weekly individual counseling focuses on personal histories and patterns of behavior. Group therapy sessions are several times a week and focus on various issues such as self-esteem, managing urges, and cravings, or relapse prevention. Family therapy is also available for those who want it. Here healing can begin as family relationships improve.
While in IOP our clients learn:
Manage moods, behavior and actions while interacting with the world
How to express yourself in a healthy way
What is addiction? How does it affect the mind and body?
How to manage urges and cravings
This place is amazing. I have found a place where I belong here at Ventura Recovery Center. They have really taught me how to live. I could not do this without the support I got here.
Above all else, we provide a strong support system to all our clients as they continue to recover from addiction. Our intensive outpatient program is the bridge between early sobriety and long term recovery. Our clients restart their lives with a new sense of strength, a new way of dealing with the world, and a new sense of belonging with peers who have a common goal.
Psychotherapy Treatment Approach
Individual & Family Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & Relapse Prevention
- Incorporation of 12 Step Programs
Examples of Topics Discussed:
- 12 Step Education (Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous)
- Anger Management
- Art Therapy
- Communication Skills
- Coping Skills
- Cross Addictions (i.e. Sex and Love Addiction)
- Inner Child Work
- Life Skills
- Men’s Groups & Women’s Groups
- Process Groups
- Psycho-Education on Addiction & Mental Health Issues
- Relapse Prevention
- Self Care
- Speakers from the community (recovery speakers, career presenters, Planned Parenthood, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, etc.)
- Stress Reduction
- Yoga & Mindfulness