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An Intensive Outpatient Program for drug and alcohol addiction is one of the best ways for anyone to get sober who is struggling with an addiction to mind-altering substances. The disease of addiction is baffling and powerful, and you may have wondered why you’ve never been able to get sober before on your own. This is due to the fact that addiction is a mental illness, and it takes the help of an Intensive Outpatient Program for drug & alcohol addiction to get well. This type of program is an excellent way to ease into recovery as you’ll still have some freedoms so you can make a smooth transition back into regular life.
What separates an Intensive Outpatient Program for drug & alcohol addiction from an inpatient program is that you don’t actually live at the facility. While you’re going through the IOP program, you’ll be living at a recovery residence with other addicts who are also looking to recover from their addiction to drugs or alcohol. This is an excellent way to build peer support while you’re also able to get involved with the local recovery community.
Beaches Recovery is located in Florida where there’s a supportive community of recovering addicts who have found a better way to live, and many of them went through treatment through a similar program. At Beaches Recovery, you’ll go through individual and group therapy sessions. Individual therapy sessions are important because you need someone you can talk to in a personal environment where you feel safe and comfortable so you may open up about your history with what lead you to turning to drugs or alcohol. In the group setting, you’ll see that you’re not alone in your situation, and there are others who you can rely on for support.
One of the key points that you learn in an IOP program is that addiction is a legitimate mental illness, and you’re not a bad person. While the disease of addiction may have lead you to do things you feel guilty or ashamed of, you’re just a sick person who now has the opportunity to get well. Through honesty, open-mindedness and willingness, you’ll learn how to change old behaviors that not only help you stay sober but also empower you to mend relationships with your loved ones.
If an Intensive Outpatient Program for drug & alcohol addiction sounds right for you or a loved one, call Beaches Recovery today at 904.615.6361. We can help.