5 Benefits Of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Joshua Yager M.D.

Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Joshua Yager M.D.

Dr. Joshua Yager is an Atlanta native, board-certified family practice physician who is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of his community.

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The most important step of addiction treatment is acceptance, i.e., coming to terms with the fact that you have an addiction problem and are dependent on certain substances. It takes a lot of courage to start the recovery journey to get clean. However, it can be confusing to determine whether an outpatient setting or inpatient treatment program will be better for you.

As the name suggests, inpatient treatment involves you physically staying in a Georgia residential treatment center. On the other hand, an intensive outpatient program does not have any such requirements and is ideal for people who can commit to these demands.

Below, we have listed the top five benefits of intensive outpatient treatment in Georgia.

Intensive Outpatient Programs have a lower cost than residential treatment: 

Inpatient programs are significantly more expensive than outpatient recovery programs. Therefore, most people struggling with addiction choose outpatient treatment programs as they are more feasible and affordable. The cost difference between the two programs can go up to $30,000.

Intensive Outpatient Programs maintain your privacy: 

Most people are skeptical about starting their addiction recovery journey with support groups because they are afraid of shame and embarrassment. It might prevent you from entering recovery. However, you should know that professionals at the recovery center are committed to your privacy and work with discretion. They will help you feel safe and confident throughout your journey.

However, if you do not wish to spend a considerable amount of time staying in an addiction recovery center, an outpatient program may be the right choice for you for substance abuse.

Intensive Outpatient Programs help you support your family:

While you are enrolled in an outpatient treatment program, you can still maintain your household responsibilities and family obligations. You can look after your family, children, or parents with continuous supervision and care. With outpatient programs, you get the freedom and flexibility you need to live your regular life while also getting proper addiction treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Programs help you continue your school or job: 

It can be difficult to simply leave your life behind and start living in a recovery center. In such cases, you should choose an intensive outpatient treatment center as it will offer you flexibility and help you continue your job or education. Sometimes, work or school can give you that necessary break from the extensive recovery journey. However, you may have to take some time off during intense recovery phases.

Intensive Outpatient Programs help you build a recovery community outside your recovery center: 

One of the most essential things for long-term sobriety is a strong community of peers that understand what you are going through. In the case of an outpatient treatment program, you will be able to build this community from day one that will help you for many years down the road and contribute to your sobriety. You might lack such community in an inpatient treatment program when you come out of an Atlanta addiction treatment center. You might even have to start from zero, putting you at risk of relapse.

About Hope Harbor Wellness/Atlanta IOP

At Hope Harbor Wellness, we offer the best addiction treatment in Georgia and help our clients experience life without substance use disorders. Our clients choose us for our proven treatment methods and high-quality, compassionate care. We offer an intensive outpatient program, a partial hospitalization program, and outpatient programs to fit the needs of different patients. Each treatment plan includes individualized care for each patient.

Contact us at (770) 573-9546, email [email protected] or fill out our contact form.


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