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Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

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What is Intensive Outpatient?

Intensive Outpatient treatment is a less restrictive form of drug or alcohol abuse rehabilitation, and usually follows a more intensive, inpatient program. We offer aftercare programming, consisting of our partial-hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP) and outpatient program (OP) at our Royal Life Centers Washington locations.

After completing the PHP portion of our 12-week program guests then transition to our intensive outpatient program (IOP). The final stage of our 12-week program, IOP, is eight weeks long and consists of two 4-week phases that transition guests through IOP phase 1 and IOP phase 2. The first four weeks include three hours of group per day, five days a week. The second four weeks include three hours of group per day, three days a week. During intensive outpatient, guests continue to learn critical life skills needed to stay sober and lead successful lives beyond treatment.

At Royal Life Centers our holistic, comprehensive approach to treatment includes group, individual, activity/movement, adventure, equine therapy, and 12 step meetings. Additionally, some of the areas we focus on include trauma resolution, relapse prevention, psychotherapy, and anger management. We attack substance use disorder from all angles with this approach. Mental, physical, and spiritual healing in the lives of our guests is the ultimate goal.

Housing Options In IOP

Royal Life Housing, Royal Life Centers’ Sober Living Housing, is where guests can stay during the entire aftercare program. Our Royal Life Housing is located in Washington State because our twelve-week aftercare program is only available at select Royal Life Center facilities in Washington. After completing our inpatient programs, guests who would like to continue with us in our aftercare program most commonly will choose to live in our Sober Housing on property. Our Sober housing is only available to current guests who have completed our inpatient treatment programs. We model the responsibility of paying bills and budgeting with low weekly rent for a nice apartment or home that is fully furnished with cable/internet and is accompanied by the safety and security of a sober living staff nearby. Paying rent for sober housing begins after we help you find employment— in phase 2 of the 12-week program. Rent is a low weekly cost, which allows our guests to budget and prepare for life responsibilities outside of a treatment setting.

A Customized Approach

We continue to make guests an active part of their treatment throughout our intensive outpatient program. Placing guests in pre-planned, one-size-fits-all programs limits growth on an individual level. Together with their case manager and therapist, guests pick and choose the groups and therapies that interest them. As a result, they can discover what will benefit them the most in their recovery. Long-term, sustained sobriety requires an ongoing effort. We give guests a head start by providing all the tools necessary for success.

Guests may stay at Royal Life Housing for the duration of the twelve-week program although you can live at home and attend as well. Comfort and care are taken into consideration throughout every part of our Sober Housing. Each house has a large community living room, with Xbox One and a flat-screen TV. Each bedroom has its own TV with Dish Network, along with plenty of space for clothes and personal belongings. 24/7 access to our housing support staff is available; many housing support staff members are in recovery themselves, making them an invaluable resource to guests. We also provide transportation to local 12-step meetings multiple times a day. Staff members perform hourly checks using a digital reader to record and document that each guest is safely in our care. Nightly check-ins along with random urinalysis testing keep guests honest and accountable.

What happens after Intensive Outpatient?

Following our 12-week program, guests must be employed in order to move into our sober living option for graduates. Our employment specialist assists with the job finding process and helps guests every step of the way. Job readiness groups, resume building, interview skills, and job placement are just some of the things we focus on to set guests up for success.

Guest are also welcome to join Royal Life Centers’ outpatient program at our select locations in Washington if they wish to continue their recovery maintenance with us.

For questions or concerns regarding any of our programs or to take the first step in your own recovery journey please call us at (877)-RECOVERY or (888) 534-9140. Our team is available 24/7.