The second phase of our program at Maryland Recovery is Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Once clients have completed their Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), where they receive extensive clinical treatment for a full 30 days in Phase 1, they begin to move into an outpatient setting for alcohol and drug addiction treatment. The outpatient program can also provide help for mental health issues as well.
IOP Treatment For Drug And Alcohol Addiction
At Maryland Recovery, our IOP clients attend group and individual therapy sessions on a daily basis.
Group Therapy Benefits
Group therapy sessions are helpful to share problems and experiences so that our clients can realize that others have gone through similar events; they realize that they are not alone. Through the discussions, group members discuss healthy ways to cope with certain real-world situations that they’re likely to encounter once their treatment has been completed.
Individual Therapy Benefits
Individual therapy sessions are useful for helping clients look at the underlying reasons why they become addicted to drugs or alcohol in the first place. The sessions can also be used to examine the client’s relationships with friends and family members and explore ways to improve these connections.
Daily Group Activities
The IOP is not just about talk therapy, though. Our intensive outpatient programs for men and for women also includes daily group activities. Clients also participate in outings in the community.
Maryland Recovery Residential Housing For IOP Clients
We have eight residential housing units for our clients while they are in treatment. The homes are comfortable and nicely furnished. Clients can interact with each other at the end of the day for extra support, since they will be away from their families while they are undergoing substance abuse treatment.
Part of the recovery process is to have clients learn to take responsibility for themselves. For this reason, chores are assigned to clients while they are in residence and enrolled in IOP. Our clients also help with meal preparation. Not only are these essential life skills that clients must learn to master to prepare for their new lives in sobriety, but keeping them busy helps to ward off cravings and the temptation to start using again.
Would you like to learn more about our intensive outpatient treatment program? Contact us now to find out more about how this phase of care or any of our other phases work.
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Dr. Bhalavat is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and provides inpatient evaluation and consultation services at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Maryland Recovery Partners, and Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Bhalavat’s background includes treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and dementia.