There are various alcohol and substance abuse treatment (IOP) treatment programs but they are not all the same when it comes to features. Crossroads provides a special 90-day treatment program that covers individuals new to recovery, professionals or retirees, and individuals suffering from dual diagnosis. In this blog, we will discuss the salient features of this program.
Let’s begin with the basics.
Alcohol addiction, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), is a chronic disease characterized by an inability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences. It involves both a physical and psychological dependence on alcohol, leading to increased tolerance and withdrawal symptoms when not consuming it.
The symptoms of alcohol addiction can vary from person to person, but they generally include:
Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the effects of alcohol
Alcohol addiction has both physical and psychological components:
The consequences of alcohol addiction can be severe and far-reaching, affecting almost every system in the human body and leading to detrimental effects on every aspect of life—social, emotional, financial, and physical. Problems may include liver disease, gastrointestinal issues, cardiovascular problems, weakened immune system, impaired judgment, poor coordination, and increased risk of accidents. The disease can also have devastating effects on families and relationships.
Drug addiction, also known as Substance Use Disorder (SUD), is a chronic, relapsing disease characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and use despite harmful consequences. Similar to alcohol addiction, drug addiction involves both physical and psychological components that contribute to the uncontrollable desire to use the substance. Drugs that commonly lead to addiction include, but are not limited to, opioids, stimulants (like cocaine and amphetamines), hallucinogens, cannabis, and prescription medications like benzodiazepines.
Common symptoms of drug addiction include:
Drug addiction can have devastating effects on various aspects of life including:
An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured treatment option that provides a higher level of care than standard outpatient programs but allows for more flexibility than inpatient or residential treatment programs. IOPs are designed for individuals who do not require 24/7 medical supervision but still need a comprehensive and intensive schedule of treatment to address mental health issues, substance use disorders, or both.
IOPs can be beneficial for individuals dealing with a variety of issues including:
It is essential for potential participants to be evaluated by healthcare providers to determine the appropriateness of an IOP based on their specific condition, needs, and level of stability.
We offer a 3-tier Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for recovering alcohol and drug addicts:
Overall, such an IOP recovery program for professionals offers a more supportive, confidential, and individualized environment for individuals in recovery who may have more professional needs and concerns. By providing a specialized program for professionals, those in recovery have a greater chance of effectively overcoming addiction and maintaining long-term sobriety.
Despite these obstacles, effective dual diagnosis treatment is possible. Crossroads’ integrated treatment that addresses both the mental health disorder and substance use disorder can be effective for symptom management and recovery promotion. Our program for patients with dual diagnoses includes medication management, behavioral therapy, and support groups. In addition, our individualized treatment plans that address the specific needs and difficulties of each individual can increase the likelihood of successful dual diagnosis recovery.
A number of factors can contribute to an IOP treatment program’s reputation as a leading program, which may apply to Crossroads Substance Abuse Services Group or any other highly regarded program in the field.
Crossroads provides the leading 3-tier Intensive Outpatient Programs for recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. We provide high-quality care and support, as well as a commitment to evidence-based treatment practices and ongoing support for long-term recovery.