Intensive Outpatient Program

Addiction Medicine & Mental Health located in Catonsville, MD

Intensive Outpatient Program

Addiction recovery doesn’t always need to be at hospitals or inpatient facilities. Addiction medicine specialist Grace Agboh, NP, offers many patients the opportunity to participate in an intensive outpatient program for substance use disorders and mental health conditions at EsiaCare in Parkville, Maryland. To get the comprehensive care you deserve, call EsiaCare today or schedule an appointment online.

Intensive Outpatient Program Q&A

What is an intensive outpatient program?

An intensive outpatient program is a structured addiction treatment plan that you don’t stay in overnight. Outpatient programs allow you to continue daily activities like school and work. While you can still live independently, these programs require rigid adherence and frequent communication with your provider.

EsiaCare may recommend this program to treat addiction, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns requiring intensive outpatient treatment.

How is an intensive outpatient program different from inpatient care?

An intensive outpatient program provides comprehensive care at home or in a safe and supported environment. The treatment is structured and closely monitored, but doesn’t require round-the-clock care like an inpatient program. 

With telehealth capabilities, your EsiaCare provider monitors and supports your progress remotely, allowing you to enjoy a flexible schedule and maintain your daily activities, such as work, school, or family responsibilities.

I’m entering an intensive outpatient program. What can I expect?

An intensive outpatient program is part-time treatment. You must participate for several hours each week to benefit from the program. Most people can expect to dedicate at least a few hours a day for several weeks to outpatient treatment. The number of sessions depends on your addiction, its severity, and your individualized treatment plan.

Services typically included in an intensive outpatient program are:

  • Individual therapy and counseling
  • Medication management
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Telehealth check-ins
  • Schedule in-person visits
  • Support groups
  • Holistic therapies (mindfulness, relaxation techniques, etc.)

EsiaCare can also coordinate your care with other medical providers to ensure you receive comprehensive support in recovery. 

What are the benefits of an intensive outpatient program?

Intensive outpatient programs offer many benefits for individuals with alcohol dependence, opioid addiction, and substance use disorders. They can also provide structured support for people with eating disorders and mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Advantages of intensive outpatient programs include:

  • Flexibility to remain at home
  • Privacy and discretion 
  • Ability to continue working or meeting personal obligations
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Lower cost compared to inpatient programs

EsiaCare acts as your partner through the recovery process. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about intensive outpatient programs.