An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a common method of treatment for those struggling with alcohol abuse. Alcoholism is extremely prevalent in the United States and, in fact, more than 10% of the population wrestles with alcohol misuse. According to a 2019 study, almost 15 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder (AUD), and only about 7% of those struggling with alcoholism received any form of treatment.

Receiving high-quality care at a licensed and accredited treatment center like Asheville Recovery Center can make a huge difference in the life of someone who is struggling with alcohol abuse. Our treatment center specializes in relapse prevention to ensure that clients have the best possible chance at lasting recovery.

Why Choose an IOP for Alcohol Addiction Treatment

An intensive outpatient program is an effective treatment for those with mild alcohol use disorder as well as those who have already undergone previous treatment. Those with more severe addictions may want to consider a partial hospitalization program (PHP). At Asheville Recovery Center we offer a range of personalized programs and services to meet our client’s needs. 

IOPs allow clients the opportunity to return home at the end of the day. This can provide the comfort and normalcy of home life or it can be problematic depending on exposure to high-risk triggers. When clients choose to work with us, we do an initial intake assessment and then work with you to determine the best possible treatment plan for you given your personal circumstances. 

Many choose an IOP because it allows them to continue to fulfill family, work, and other daily obligations. It’s important to remember that you sometimes need to put aspects of your life on hold in order to take care of yourself. As they say on airplanes, you have to put the oxygen mask on yourself first. If you’re not your best self, you’re not able to be the best version of yourself for your loved ones or in the workplace. 

The Value of Therapy for Alcoholism Treatment

Alcoholism, much like other substance abuse disorders, is often the result of past trauma. Counseling helps clients discover and tackle the root causes of their alcohol abuse and learn life skills that can be useful for avoiding temptation and cravings when faced with high-risk triggers in recovery. 

Common reasons for alcoholism can include:

  • Trauma
  • Family history
  • Mental health issues 
  • Work-related stress
  • Combining alcohol with other substances
  • Started drinking at a young age
  • Frequent consumption over a long period of time

Common mental health therapy techniques include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

Alcohol addiction can occur for many reasons, however, substance abuse is often a form of self-medicating. That’s why at Asheville Recovery Center we work on treating the whole body. By focus on both physical and mental health, our clients leave treatment with a sense of overall improved well-being. 

Asheville Recovery Center is Here to Help

At Asheville Recovery Center, we pride ourselves in offering clients the best possible treatment. Our medical professionals are committed to giving you personalized care. Our intensive outpatient program includes most of the same benefits as the partial hospitalization program but gives clients the flexibility to return to work.

We also offer an aftercare problem with a focus on relapse prevention to make sure that you have a support network in place after you’ve completed treatment with us. You do not have to struggle with alcohol addiction alone. The experts at Asheville Recovery Center are here to help. Reach out to us today to speak with a specialist about the ideal treatment options for you. 

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