Intensive outpatient treatment or IOP is a
primary addiction treatment program that is sometimes recommended by a clinical or medical
professional. IOP is most commonly recommended for people
who have already completed a residential treatment program and need additional recovery support. Just like the name suggests, intensive outpatient
treatment includes intense professional support. While there are many topics covered in IOP,
you’ll most likely work on implementing new and positive behavioral and lifestyle changes,
relapse prevention skills and coping strategies all with a positive support network group. IOP is just one approach to help people attain
and maintain recovery.