What happens when someone with a substance use disorder is interested in addiction rehab and needs a higher level of care than a regular outpatient program? One option is to enroll in residential rehab, at least for 30 days or so. However, not everyone can commit to an inpatient program due to a range of reasons. That’s why higher levels of care are available on an outpatient basis. Those options are either an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or a partial hospitalization program (PHP). At Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge (PAATC), we have an IOP that offers a high level of care with evidence-based therapies provided by experienced professionals. If you are interested in our Pennsylvania intensive outpatient program, we can help.
At PAATC, our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have, such as what is an IOP, what is a PHP, and what are the differences between an IOP vs. a PHP. The differences may seem confusing at first, but they can be broken down simply. The two programs have a great deal in common but differ in some key points. Call us at 844.442.8673 today or use our easy online form to learn more today.
What Is PHP?
What is a partial hospitalization program? It’s essentially as close as you can get to an inpatient program without being in residence. It will provide the highest level of care outside a residential clinic. In a PHP, you’ll commit up to six hours a day to your treatment, similar to a part-time job. Although you can meet some of your outside commitments, working or attending school full-time while participating in a PHP. is hard
What Is IOP?
Like a PHP, an IOP also offers a more intensive level of care than regular outpatient treatment. However, it is slightly less demanding of your time than a PHP. In an intensive outpatient program, you’re looking at two to five hours daily for up to 30 hours a week. The length of the program may depend on your medical, mental health, addiction history, and whether you have ever experienced a relapse.
The additional time built into an IOP as opposed to a non-intensive OP allows you to engage in more therapy modalities and also in longer sessions. You’ll have time and space to participate in the following:
- Peer support groups
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family counseling
- Addiction and life-skills education
- Holistic opportunities
Why Choose an IOP?
So thinking about benefits and outcomes, exactly what is an intensive outpatient program, and how will it help you?
- While receiving a very high level of care, you can maintain ties to work and school more easily than with a PHP.
- Like PHPs, IOPs have a higher retention rate than regular outpatient rehab but with a lower level of disruption. Better retention directly affects outcomes.
- If you have suffered trauma or have a PTSD diagnosis, an IOP provides you with the opportunity to process it effectively.
- An IOP is more immersive than a regular OP and thus improves long-term outcomes.
- By returning home daily, you challenge yourself to be accountable and hold your peer group accountable when you return to rehab the next day.
- You can receive intensive, wrap-around care while maintaining your relationships at home and practicing your sobriety skills, such as emotional regulation and communication, with the people who matter the most to you.
- Despite the high level of care, you save money on room and board, which tend to be responsible for much of the higher cost of residential rehab.
Find Answers at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge
Both an IOP and a PHP will provide you with excellent treatment for your substance use disorder. At PAATC, we are proud of our IOP and its track record. If you are interested in a Pennsylvania intensive outpatient program, reach out today. All our evidence-based lines of service are at your disposal no matter what rehab path you choose to take at PAATC. Your recovery is our mission. Call 844.442.8673 or use our online form to start the conversation.