No single approach to IOP recovery fits every individual. The reasons behind substance abuse, underlying conditions, co-occurring diseases muddle the one-size-fits-all approach some IOP take.
To further this point, TIME writer, David Sheff, who’s been researching drug rehab success, “points to outdated philosophies and one-size-fits-all programs as reasons for the ineffectiveness of so many [rehab] programs.”
One way Lighthouse takes a tailored approach is through our pairings with specific therapists and recovery coaches, which we’ll discuss more below. Another way to ensure each Client receives the attention they deserve is through our small group therapy sizes, capped at 10. Some alcohol and drug rehab centers in Dallas allow as many as 40 individuals per group! While we absolutely see the community benefit of group therapy, the positives wane once the individual experience disappears in such a large group.
No one treatment is right for everyone, and our team works relentlessly to find the right IOP recovery treatment for you.
- Science-based therapy practices
At Lighthouse Recovery in Dallas, our therapists utilize a wide range of science-based therapy practices. Depending on the individual and the underlying causes of addiction, we might utilize one or more of the following therapies: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Experiential Therapies, Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)
Using the appropriate therapy(ies) helps get to the root of addiction, and works to prevent relapse.
All of the therapists at Lighthouse Recovery are licensed, Masters-level clinicians with experience treating substance abuse and addiction. Each Client is consulted with prior to enrolling in our IOP and then matched with the appropriate clinician based on their experience. This personalized approach helps ensure the most productive therapy sessions, ideally preventing relapse.
A recovery coach is a professional in the area of substance abuse and addiction who is hand-selected to walk alongside our Client during their IOP recovery journey. Our Clients meet with their recovery coach once a week throughout the IOP, usually setting short and long-term goals and going through actionable steps to achieve them. Recovery coaches are available to support Clients in between therapy sessions, or if accountability or support is needed at an inconvenient time. They are here for you. That support, and availability, is key to relapse prevention. (To learn more about why you need a recovery coach, read this ).
- Free, randomized alcohol and drug testing
Random testing, along with the watchful eyes of our therapy team, help quickly identify any relapse. Unfortunately, relapse can be part of the IOP recovery process for some individuals; however, it can be turned into fuel to dive deeper into their recovery.
For those interested, we involve the families. We offer family therapy sessions, providing helpful tips for family members to aid the recovery journey and prevent relapse.
- Our Supportive Outpatient Program (SOP)
While our IOP typically lasts 12 weeks, after completion we include 8 weeks of a Supportive Outpatient Program. The SOP has fewer meetings than our IOP, with 1 group session and counseling per week. This allows us to keep an eye on our Clients, and give us time to recognize any subtle behavioral or physical changes that may lead to relapse as well as give the Client more time to really understand the underlying causes of their addiction and strengthen their coping mechanisms. The SOP is key to preventing relapse. We want each of our clients to know we are here for them, every step of the way.
When assessing various IOP recovery options in Dallas, we urge you to consider how important relapse prevention is to their program. At Lighthouse Recovery, we want to support you as you heal and thrive; relapse prevention is crucial to your long-term recovery journey. Give us a call today for a free, confidential assessment to decide if the IOP is right for you.