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Intensive Outpatient Program services offered in Oakland, CA and Louisville, KY

An intensive outpatient program is one of several effective options for managing substance abuse disorder, which doesn’t make you uproot your life as you stay in a facility for several days or weeks. At Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Services, PLLC, in Oakland, California, licensed alcohol and drug counselor Hazel Parrish, LCADC, ICADC, BIP, directs intensive outpatient programs for substance abuse and any co-occurring mental health conditions you have. To schedule an appointment, call the practice or book online today

Intensive Outpatient Program

What is an intensive outpatient program?

An intensive outpatient program is a scheduled treatment plan that you can go through for substance abuse disorder and several other mental health conditions. 

As opposed to an inpatient program, you go home at the end of the day and don’t stay overnight or for multiple nights in a facility as you go through the process. 

Because you’re not in a facility overnight, an intensive outpatient program doesn’t involve round-the-clock supervision. Therefore, you can engage in your normal day-to-day life, including going to work and engaging in any caretaking responsibilities. 

The lack of change in your day-to-day life may make it easier for you to recover and reap all of the benefits of your treatment program. Because of the major changes that take place during the duration of inpatient care, many find it easier to adjust to day-to-day life after taking part in intensive outpatient care. 


Who can benefit from an intensive outpatient program?

Intensive outpatient programs may be the preferred option for you if you have a safe home environment without triggers and are aided by supportive individuals in your life. These programs treat emotional and behavioral concerns stemming from:

Substance abuse disorder

Substance abuse disorder is a mental disorder involving addiction or dependency on specific drugs, including methamphetamine, opioids, marijuana, or alcohol. 

Co-occurring mental health conditions

Many cases of substance use develop alongside other mental health disorders. An intensive outpatient program can address coinciding diagnoses like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


What should I expect from an intensive outpatient program?

Several strategies are included in a typical intensive outpatient program. You get nonstop support from Hazel as you take part in a highly structured routine, which includes helpful components such as:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Life skills classes and education
  • Support groups 
  • Detoxification services
  • Medication management

Thanks to the technology of today, even if you miss an in-person session, you can get the care you need with telehealth, which is available at Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Services, PLLC. Hazel coordinates your care and fills you in on exactly what you can expect from your program. 

To schedule a consultation for an intensive outpatient program, call Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Services, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.