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Circle of Hope is one of the top Los Angeles intensive outpatient addiction treatment providers. In order to decide which phase of Los Angeles addiction treatment is right for you, it is important to know the differences between residential addiction treatment, intensive outpatient, aftercare treatment, and more.

Intensive Outpatient Rehab Vs Inpatient Drug Rehab

If you’re considering a rehabilitation program, you may be curious as to which one to choose between an Intensive Outpatient program and a Residential Inpatient program. The biggest difference between Intensive Outpatient and Residential Treatment is where the patient resides. With Residential Inpatient rehab, the patient lives at the facility, whereas with Intensive Outpatient Treatment, the patient in recovery lives either at home or in a sober living residence. This allows the patient to be able to work through the final stages of their treatment process by making regular visits to an Outpatient rehab facility.



What is Intensive Outpatient Rehab Like?

Intensive Outpatient drug treatment involves day and night sessions which occur over the course of weeks and up to months, with varying hours based on the recovery program. Many IOP facilities will require regular attendance of at least three sessions a week, with the possibility of assigning treatment specialists to patients as necessary. Though sometimes court ordered, most Outpatient programs are completed on a voluntary basis.

The sessions in an IOP plan total less than nine hours a week with regularly scheduled structured programs that involve individual therapy, group therapy, or a combination of both. Participation in such support groups as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous is also encouraged. Some of the sessions included in IOP include relapse prevention training, family counseling, and substance abuse withdrawal management.

How Long is IOP?

Although IOP is comprised of a number of hours spent each week in sessions, this is not all there is to it. Though the minimum number of hours a week is around nine, it can get up to 70 or more hours per week between the variety of recovery treatment services offered. The environment of structure and therapy within IOP allows individuals in recovery to have the freedom to live at home or in a sober living residence while also interacting with the outside world to help in readjusting to daily life.

Support Groups and Aftercare

The support groups within IOP allow individuals in recovery to develop social skills and communication skills to learn how to function in social situations without the use of drugs and alcohol as a social lubricant. The group leader shares information and skills with the group and the clients work together to help one another in their learning and recovery process be they new to recovery or not. The flexibility in supervision is beneficial to those new to recovery as it helps to prepare them for reentry into the world while leading and maintaining a life of sobriety.

For questions regarding the treatment process or to find out which phase is right for you, call us today at (888) 277-3316.

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  • I'm from the suburbs of Chicago and have been in quite a few treatment centers. Circle of Hope is hands down the best and most comfortable rehab I have ever been in. Not to mention how caring and helpful all the staff are. The door to my counselors office was always open when ever you needed to talk. Everyone genuinely cares there and that’s what made it a special place for me. My four boys are going to get back their Sober and clean Dad back thanks to the help from Circle of Hope.

    Jeremy G.

  • Circle of hope changed my life!! Great food, great staff, wonderful place! Awesome to get to know the amazing clients and see that i was not alone in my recovery. I made friends for life in the short time i got to spend there. Not a better facility anywhere in my opinion!!The team of employees, from the Technicians all the way up to the Owner, all have a patient first mentality.

    Leto M

  • Going to treatment at circle of hope was one of the best programs Ive participated in, they helped me get my life back. They have amazing staff and over all good natured people. They focus on all aspects of counseling , case management, meetings, different types of therapy, including trauma, one on one counseling. This is coming from someone who has been traumatized and neglected. They helped me get to the root of the problem. Which most times can feel very uncomfortable but they provide groups that you participate in and communicate to other addicts and hear their life stories. They really are an organization of team working to help heal the conflicted minds of us addicts that we faced everyday. I would highly recommend this treatment program to anyone suffering from substance abuse or mental health.

    Skyy S

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