Have you been thinking about receiving outpatient treatment but aren’t sure what it would entail? When you think about going to an IOP, does it make you nervous to think about getting ready? That’s natural. Going to treatment is unlike any other experience. Here at our IOP for mental health and addiction, we have helped many who are in the exact position you are right now. 

Below are some of the best ways to get ready for coming to intensive outpatient treatment. If you have any further questions, please reach out to us. 

A Support Network Who Will Truly Support You 

Seeking professional help is important, yes, but building a robust support network is equally vital. Family, friends, and other trusted individuals can make up this network. Throughout your journey, they can offer emotional support, regular check-ins, and encouragement. 

The better a support network you have, the higher the likelihood of lasting success. 

Talk It Out With Those Who Matter Most 

Coordinating your treatment schedule with family members or household inhabitants gives you the best chance of a successful transition into the program. This not only fosters understanding, but it also decreases the possibility of distractions for the rest of your life. When “everyone is on the same page,” so to speak, you’ll be in a great place for lasting success.  

Remember: With an IOP, You Go Home at the End of the Day 

The journey of recovery goes beyond treatment here at Arision. It also encompasses creating a conducive environment at home. Especially for individuals battling addiction, eliminating triggers such as alcohol, drugs, and paraphernalia is imperative. Enlist the support of your network to make this process easy and definitive.  

Treatment on Your Schedule 

Flexibility is a hallmark of IOPs, yes. But, remember: dedication to attending sessions is non-negotiable. Adjusting your schedule to accommodate treatment, typically held three hours a day five days a week, is imperative. It’s a commitment that demands sacrifice, but the dividends of recovery outweigh the challenges. That said, we do everything we can to make sure that IOP works on your schedule. 

Be Clear with Work and/or School 

Transparent communication with employers or school administrators about your therapeutic commitments is crucial. While it may initially seem daunting, expressing your need for support is a step towards fostering understanding and cooperation. Most often, adjustments to your schedule rather than “stepping away” can get the job done. The more honest and open you can be, the better. 

A Little Research Can’t Hurt (and We’re Here to Help)

Before coming here, if you have a bit of time, do just a little research. The more you know about what to expect, the better a place you’ll be in mentally and emotionally. With this knowledge, you’ll approach the program with realistic expectations and greater preparedness.

Preparing for an IOP is not merely a logistical exercise; it encompasses emotional readiness, environmental adjustments, and proactive communication. By following these steps, you lay a sturdy foundation for your transformative journey towards healing and wholeness.

What to Expect from our IOP 

Here at Arision, our IOP is designed to tackle varying issues, from addiction to mental health complications. Our expertise lies in assisting individuals grappling with substance and alcohol abuse or mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety

Recognizing that it’s not uncommon for individuals to suffer from both addiction and mental health issues, we offer a specialized dual diagnosis treatment.

During your intake at Arision, our dedicated team conducts a detailed assessment to understand your unique situation better. This assessment fuels the formation of a personalized treatment plan. This entirely tailor-made plan is aimed to enable you to acquire essential skills while setting and reaching your recovery goals.

What an IOP Is

Our team at Arision is dedicated to providing custom-made treatment, meticulously crafted to cater to your individual requirements. Addiction and mental health struggles can be challenging, and they are typically symptomatic of deeper, underlying trauma.

We employ various strategies to help you unravel and comprehend this trauma. This can include therapeutic sessions, educational activities, and more. Our goal is to empower you to overcome these deep-seated traumas, enabling you to cultivate coping mechanisms that stay with you long after you exit our program at Arision.

Our commitment to our patients extends to ensuring that our IOP is tailored to their schedules as much as possible. This means that you can seamlessly integrate treatment into your life and begin the journey to recovery while still maintaining your routine. The focus is on facilitating the recovery process, setting you on the path to eventually live the life you aspire to.

More Than Just an IOP for Mental Health and Addiction 

Everything that’s mentioned above could also apply to our PHP or aftercare treatment as well. Any level of treatment, for mental health or addiction, may not be easy. But it will be worth it, both in the short as well as the long term. 

If you wish to get started with our intake process or learn more about any of our programs, feel free to reach out to us through our website or give us a call. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to recovery.