Partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
PHPs usually require around 5 sessions a week, which can each last 4-8 hours. Time-wise, the PHP is an intense program most beneficial for those just leaving residential treatment, or those with a history of intense relapse. Partial hospitalization programs work as a stepping stone from residential treatment but more hands-on and time intensive than an outpatient treatment. Clients retain the benefit of living at home, but still have a strict therapy regimen.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
An Intensive Outpatient Program is often one step below inpatient treatment centers because they’re outpatient – Clients still live at their own home, and work their usual jobs. At Lighthouse Recovery, we offer IOP therapy for those suffering from substance abuse and wanting to break free from addiction. We assess each potential Client to ensure IOP therapy here in Dallas is the right step for them. For some, it’s crucial to participate in a 30-day inpatient stay first and then once the withdrawal side effects are medically managed, continue the recovery through an intensive outpatient setting. For others, entering an IOP is the best first step. Our program includes 3 weekly group therapy sessions, 1 weekly individual therapy session, and 1 one-on-one with a specialized recovery coach. All of our licensed, Masters-level therapists use a range of comprehensive behavioral therapies (CBT) to help identify the underlying causes of addiction and therefore, break free from substance abuse addiction. We also employ therapies through our IOP such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), experiential therapies, and psychodynamic interpersonal therapy (PIT). Doing therapy through an IOP can be a more cost-effective solution to therapy than inpatient therapy. Timing will vary, but most participate in IOP therapy for 12 weeks. An advantage with the IOP therapy at Lighthouse Recovery is our ability to treat co-occurring disorders alongside addiction.
Individual drug counseling
A less exhaustive approach to alcohol and drug recovery comes through individual counseling sessions. Unlike having both group and individual counseling through an IOP, some individuals seek to only participate in individual sessions. The therapist works at identifying the underlying causes of addiction while also helping the Client function productively at work and home through skills training. Oftentimes individual counseling is not sufficient therapy to break the chains of addiction, so they often recommend Clients participate in support groups concurrently.
Some individuals further down their recovery journey, who’ve graduated from an IOP, seek to continue their care by joining support groups. These are informal, large group meetings where a handful of individuals share their struggles and lean on the community for support; like in alcoholics anonymous. These large groups help addicts stay accountable to their long-term alcohol or drug recovery goals, while remembering coping tools.
Depending on where you are in your recovery journey, consider IOP therapy at Lighthouse Recovery. Give us a free, confidential call to help assess which level of care suits you best. We promise to provide a safe, supportive environment for you to heal and thrive.