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Transitioning from Medical Detox to IOP Treatment

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Most programs of addiction recovery follow a similar timetable. They begin with medically monitored detox, where the patient undergoes drug or alcohol withdrawal and works towards physical stabilization. Next, he or she transitions into an inpatient drug or alcohol rehab and stays there for between one and three full months. Once inpatient treatment has come to a close, he or she typically moves directly into a sober living home and continues with clinical care in an intensive outpatient or outpatient treatment program.

Going From Drug Detox to IOP Treatment

However, there are some instances in which this progression does not make sense – for example, if an individual has been suffering from a very mild substance abuse disorder, or if he or she experienced a brief return to substance use during a relapse but had maintained long-term sobriety beforehand. That is to say that inpatient treatment is not always necessary.

In some cases, people can experience a great deal of success in sobriety when they transition from medical detox directly into an intensive outpatient program. It is important to recognize that addiction recovery is not a one-size-fits-all process, and for treatment to be truly effective it must be individualized. At Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment, we offer several treatment options for men and women in all positions. If you are curious as to which level of clinical care is the right fit for you or your loved one, call us today, and we will gladly help you figure it out.

Medical Detox to IOP

The process of transitioning from medical detox to IOP is not complicated, but it must be done quickly for sobriety to be maintained. Men and women who move home after a detox or who fail to transition into the next appropriate level of clinical care immediately have much higher rates of relapse.

In most cases, it is recommended that men and women who transition from medical detox straight into IOP also live in a sober home for between three and six months. The length of stay will vary on a person-to-person basis and will depend heavily on the severity of the substance abuse disorder.

The same is true of the IOP program – however, it is recommended that our clients stay engaged in IOP for a minimum of one month (and a maximum of three). IOP programs meet several days a week for the better portion of the day and include a wide range of recovery services geared towards helping clients gain insight and develop the coping mechanisms they need to stay sober for years to come. If you’re searching for an IOP drug rehab near me after medical detox, then we can make this transition seamless and comfortable for yourself or a loved one.

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Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment is a leader in the addiction treatment field, with proven success in facilitating long-term recovery. Our team of top clinical & medical experts specializes in treating addiction coupled with mental illness, ensuring that each person receives individualized care. Call us – we’re available 24/day, 7 days/week.

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Our IOP Program Works With Detox Centers

At Woburn Wellness, we provide several different programs of clinical care, all designed to help men and women of all ages overcome substance abuse and go on to lead the happy and fulfilling lives they deserve. Our IOP program was developed to provide clients with the same intensity of comprehensive treatment they would find in a residential rehab facility but with much more flexibility and with the ability to return home every evening. Some of the services we offer as part of our IOP program include:

  • An evaluation that helps our clinical team determine which treatment methods will be the most effective and that helps case managers develop personalized aftercare plans
  • Intensive individual, group, and family therapy sessions
  • An introduction to the 12-step model of recovery and daily transportation to and from off-site 12-step meetings
  • Life skills training workshops, which focus on the development of vital life skills like applying for jobs, budgeting money, and working towards financial independence
  • Relapse prevention training services, which help clients recognize and work through their relapse triggers

If you are interested in learning more about our IOP program or learning more about the transition from medical detox to intensive outpatient, call us today for more information from our Recovery Advocates that are available around the clock.

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Inessa Maloney, MS, LMHC Clinical Director
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Inessa Maloney, MS, LMHC has been dedicated to the mental health and substance abuse field for a decade, providing her expertise to guarantee quality and accuracy.

  • Specializes in outpatient services with a focus on substance abuse
  • Expertise in reality-based therapy, CBT/DBT, and motivational interviewing
  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling
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