Millions of Americans struggle with substance and alcohol abuse. Addiction’s effects on a person can be detrimental not only to them but to family and friends. If you find yourself struggling to leave substance abuse behind, you may want to consider rehabilitation. However, it’s also essential to keep in mind that not every program is the same, and some people may benefit more from specific programs than others.
If you’re having difficulty considering rehab due to personal and professional responsibilities, you may want to consider an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Addiction is a disease and one not cured easily. A majority of people who struggle with addiction make the mistake of thinking that they can kick it on their own. While a handful of people can pull this off, unfortunately, many fall back into their urges, and relapse gets the better of them.
If you start to revert to old ways after attempting to stop abusing alcohol or other substances—but you fall under the functioning category— it may be time to speak with a professional at Ardu Recovery Center about intensive outpatient therapy.
The sooner you consider help, the better the chances that you won’t need to head straight into an inpatient program.
An intensive outpatient program provides the structured setting you need with more flexibility so that you can continue to fulfill your daily responsibilities. With intensive outpatient therapy, you’ll get the highest level of care in a structured and therapeutic setting— this is the best option for individuals who have not progressed far enough into substance abuse to warrant inpatient care.
At Ardu, our outpatient program starts four days per week. During this time, you’ll engage in group therapy sessions and work with your assigned Clinician and Recovery coach. Your coach will give you assignments specific to your needs throughout the recovery process, helping you understand your condition and teaching you the best ways to address your issues outside of therapy.
Professional help, such as intensive outpatient therapy programs, is the best way to achieve long-term results. You should know that there’s nothing wrong with getting the help that you need to get your life back on track.
If you’re ready to make the leap toward recovery, we’re prepared to support you. Our Utah intensive outpatient recovery center in Provo, Utah gives you the tools you need to take on addiction and maintain your daily responsibilities.
Give us a call today at 801-512-0086. Our admissions team will assess your situation to ensure an intensive outpatient program is right for you before attending your first session.
Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s worth it so that you can beat your addiction and prevent it from running your life. You can get better, and we’re here to make sure that happens.
Residential Treatment FAQs
While it is possible to detox at home, the dangers of adverse effects including seizures, nausea and vomiting, sweating, sleeplessness and even psychosis are possible. We recommend seeking treatment at a qualified facility.
Common withdrawal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration that could require emergency services. When detoxing from alcohol, seizures, hallucinations and delirium tremens can quickly turn deadly without appropriate medical attention. Additionally, depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior can occur during the detox phase.
While some substances can be detoxed from without additional medical treatment, alcohol and benzo withdrawal can be life-threatening without the use of medication-assisted treatment. Additionally, the often mild symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea associated with opiate withdrawal can turn to severe dehydration, making medically assisted treatment a safer, more comfortable option.
Detoxing from substances that your body has come to rely on can be emotionally and physically painful. The brain is initially unable to reproduce the endorphins needed to ease that pain as it’s become accustomed to drugs and alcohol artificially providing them. By choosing Ardu Recovery Center’s medical detox program, the unpleasant emotional and physical symptoms can be managed by highly qualified medical personnel, supplemented with medication when appropriate.
Medical detox is appropriate if you experience physical withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop drugs or alcohol, if drugs or alcohol are affecting your job, relationships or emotional state, or if you’ve been unsuccessful in your prior attempts at detox and recovery.
Medical detox typically takes between 5-7 days but can vary depending on the substance and individual patient’s needs. Ardu Recovery Center takes into account each individual’s personal health history, emotional and physical state as well as time constraints to develop a plan best for the individual.