Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Also known as IOP) is a primary treatment program recommended for individuals who are struggling with any addiction, sometimes complicated by underlying mood disorder or anxiety. A clinical and medical assessment is always the first step. IOP is recommended for those who need further stabilization after supervised Detox or after several relapses. In one word when a person is ready to get help in a less invasive intervention.
IOP follows a part-time yet intensive schedule, structured to work around your work and family life. While living at home and attending IOP care, you will able to mend wounds. We will lead you to Recovery while being around your loved ones and continue to work. In our domain, there are two steps: one, is to get clean or sober; the second is a long journey called Recovery focusing on Relapse prevention and finding a new way to reward yourself in our stressful society. You can start establishing a solid foundation for long term recovery support in your own community while in IOP treatment, rather than waiting until you return home from a residential rehab center.
In the Intensive Outpatient Program, you will receive services primarily through group therapy, but will also see a therapist on an individual basis while in treatment. Different holistic approaches are provided including sleep hygiene and relaxation techniques. Groups are small and generally do not exceed 10 people, allowing more privacy in an intimate therapeutic environment.
Our IOP Program is in a separate suite, adjourning the main office of Dr Jacqueline Boutrouille. You will always have a team of medical and psychiatric experts close at hand, able and equipped to handle any situation or issues that may arise or answer any questions that you might have.
When seeking addiction treatment, you have to take into consideration multiple factors such as work or caring for your family. However, the severity of your addiction should always be the determining factor, which can help you decide whether inpatient treatment, where there is no exposure to your substance of choice, or outpatient treatment, which consists of three hours, three times a week is right for you. If you choose outpatient treatment, you will have to learn to cope with your new journey - abstinence from drug of choice - in your home environment.
The main challenge in addiction is craving for pleasure - healthy or not healthy. Let me summarize for you the addiction model so you can understand better. Any addictive behavior (such as food, gambling, sex, internet, drugs, alcohol, etc.) hijacks the pleasure circuit in the brain and takes away other pleasures, as you may have discovered. For example, such as a young person who such will spent all of his newly earned money on drugs instead of on traveling or other pleasures.
This disease is progressive. At the beginning, you are somewhat in control, then very quickly you are overwhelmed and overcome with guilt and shame.
Our IOP offers medical supervision on daily basis. If you just completed a detoxification and you are still experiencing withdrawal symptoms and a myriad of emotions, a medical team is available to provide proper treatment, which is crucial to prevent early relapse.
As everyone knows, ambivalence is part of recovery. No one wants to go back to their old behavior and feels they can handle it on their own. Unfortunately, this disease is not discriminative and like any kind of medical condition needs the assistance of professionals.
The plan is to fight it like people fight cancer.
We offer a thorough assessment by therapists and physicians to help you make a good decision about the treatment you need.
As every outpatient program, we offer group therapy mainly focused on motivation enhancement and education. Individual therapy is tailored to your particular need. Family groups are another priority in our program. We believe there are not successful recoveries without engaging your loves one.
Each treatment center is unique with its own set of requirements, but you generally give up control of your day to day life while in treatment. For the typical rehab experience lasting 30 days, this can mean a significant time away from work, family, and personal obligations.
During the IOP, you continue to live at your own home. You remain in control of your own life. You can still go to work or get a job, and begin rebuilding your personal life, with the help and support you receive from the program.
The 12 Step approach to recovery is very effective, and forms the basis of peer support which has proven to be essential to a successful recovery in many cases. Most of our individualized client treatment plans include participation in 12-step meetings.
Research has shown the individuals whose families are involved in treatment have a much better prognosis and a higher success rate.
Yes, a clinical and medical assessment is required for admission to our Intensive Outpatient Program. Our IOP is tailored to the individual by a professional clinician who uses information gained in this initial interview and assessment to structure and individualized patient treatment plan.
Dr. Boutrouille has been practicing psychiatry and addiction for many years. Her private practice is next door, and she will be available on daily basis to provide medical care. It's truly a treatment in a medical environment! She has an extensive experience in outpatient Detoxification and relapse prevention. Dr. B has been offering Vivitrol injection for ten years and has been a pioneer in this domain. Her Private Office was chosen for a medical study and recognized as a leader in providing the best care due her team abilities to listening and taking time with the patient.
In addition, Dr. Boutrouille is an Assistant Professor for Addiction and leading a group of young physicians who are also practicing in her office every day. She prides herself in teaching her young team of Residents all the many aspects of the Disease of Addiction.
There is still some stigma in the medical field which can only subside if proper education is provided. Her goal is to provide that education and put an end to the shame and stigma of addictive and psychiatric diseases and their afflictions.
James has been working in addiction and mental health settings since 2002 where he began to see the important relationship between the two specializations. Since then he has worked with many clients in Dual Diagnosis or Co-Occurring treatment programs. He has served as Primary Therapist, Clinical Director, and Individual Therapist having worked in several treatment programs, large and small, at inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient levels of care.
James brings his experience to Addiction and Recovery Solutions with an understanding of the importance of meeting each client where they are in the recovery process and helping them develop their coping skills to manage their lives effectively without substances. He also has joined with Dr. Boutrouille to help counsel and educate family members about addiction to help foster healthier family relationships and better support networks for loved ones as well as individuals with addiction. James is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor along with membership in the American Counseling Association. He has been a guest speaker at several universities about topics in Addiction and Mental Health. We are very proud and fortunate to have him with us on our staff, as a therapist, an educator, and for his contributions to the new IOP Program offered at Addiction and Recovery Solutions.