After a person completes an intensive outpatient program they will meet with their therapist to determine next steps. If the person met all their goals in the IOP program, the therapist will recommend the person continue on with a less intensive level of care or outpatient program.
Options may include:
- Weekly or bi-weekly individual meetings with a therapist or psychologist.
- Ongoing group therapy sessions.
- Attendance at 12-step groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, (AA), Narcotics Anonymous, (NA)
- Periodic check-ins by phone.
- Drug testing
Clients may now be referred to other community resources such as vocational training, family therapy, or medical care.
Staying clean requires work, and most people who have been addicted to drugs or alcohol need to continue to be involved in ongoing care. Meeting with a therapist or support group helps a person stay motivated, work on relapse prevention skills, and help other people with their sobriety, all of which can help maintain abstinence.
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