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About IOP

The IOP Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis Program

The intensive outpatient program provides treatment for those transitioning from inpatient or partial hospitalization or individuals needing a less acute and structured level of care. Clients’ in this level of care are often can be able to attend treatment with limited disruption in their work, school and family life. The time commitment for this program includes three-hour-a-day and at least 3 days a week.

The main objective of our program is to free individuals from the bondage of drug abuse and alcoholism. This program will help individuals to discover alternative ways to live without the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Every individual has a unique history to the disease of addiction. Hence, the drug treatment and education program must be tailor-made to suit each individual case. Depending upon an applicant’s case, we will recommend the services that need to be included in the treatment programs specifically designed for each individual.  Outpatient addiction recovery programs are a suitable option for the treatment of the disease at its early to mid-stage. ProActive Institute provides, coordinates, or manages your health care and other services related to your health care, including other health care provider, such as your family physician or another mental health clinician.

Our treatment is not just confined to amelioration of symptoms.  Rather this variant of addiction recovery focuses on addressing and resolving the factors that contribute to the disease. Counseling based treatment will be given on a personal basis as well as in small group settings.  Some of the approaches will also include additional activities such as recreational functions as well as spiritual methods of recovery.

Our program offers support services even after abstinence is achieved; this prevents a possible relapse and the support services includes promoting spiritual involvement, embodying  good health practices, proper diet, exercise, sleep, therapy, and self-enhancement projects.

The co-occurrence of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders is the norm, not the exception, for those with alcoholism or drug dependencies.  In fact, psychological research has shown that people exposed to stress are more likely to experience addictive disorders, to continue to show signs of this disorder, or to experience a relapse.  This means that for a successful recovery, both the abuse of mood altering substances and psychiatric disorder must be adequately treated. Given the complexity of addiction and psychiatric disorders, it is not likely that there is a single method of treatment that is best for everyone.  It is more likely that different treatments, as well as certain common factors, underlie a successful recovery.  To help people involved in alcohol or drug abuse, it is important to understand where they are in the change process in order to engage them in treatment.  The treatment philosophy of our rehab program is based on the psychological principles of Motivational Enhancement and Stages of Change.  This means we take the client where they are and help them to achieve their treatment goals with respect to their addiction and psychiatric disorders.  It is not uncommon for significant others, including families and friends, or supervisors at work, to recognize that someone needs help before the person him / herself recognizes their need for treatment.

To treat the substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, our intensive program consists of three hours of programming per day, conducted in our private offices.  To accomplish our goals of providing treatment in the least restrictive setting, preventing hospitalization and addressing the needs of the individual, our program provides traditional group psychotherapy, skills training, and focused psycho-educational groups led by experienced staff members that are designed to meet the needs of the individuals. We also require all our IOP clients to be evaluated by one of our psychiatrist to determine their appropriateness for psychopharmacological intervention that will complement therapeutic interventions.

Additionally, depending on the severity of the addiction and co-occurring psychiatric problems, we may supplement our treatment with other treatment modalities available in the community, such as church and other spiritual support groups, Narcotics Anonymous to facilitate recovery.


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