“Although the techniques may vary, the goal is to help addicts change their behavior, stop drinking and drugging, and start living happy, fulfilling, productive lives.”
~Howard C. Samuels and Jane O’Boyle, Alive Again: Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Substance abuse disorders such as alcoholism and drug addiction are not typically able to be overcome on one’s own. Professional treatment is usually needed if a person hopes to restore sanity and manageability to their life.
That’s the goal—to return to your own life—happier and healthier than you were when the addiction had you in its grip.
There’s nothing wrong with inpatient/residential substance abuse rehab, but afterwards, there is still a significant period of readjustment, and the shock of leaving the safe, controlled rehab setting for the stresses and temptations of everyday life can prove too much for some.
This is why outpatient alcohol or drug treatment is so beneficial.
As you progress in your sobriety, your needs will change, and an outpatient rehab program is flexible enough to adjust to these changes while you are still living your life.
An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) allows you to have continuity of life while you are receiving treatment and as you are learning to understand the physical, emotional and relational aspects of intoxicating substances.
Lasting Recovery, a CARF Accredited program, and contracted in-network with most major insurance companies, is one of the top outpatient drug and alcohol and dual diagnosis rehab programs in San Diego. For the past 16 years we have been offering an evidence-based IOP and full day PHP that addresses the disease of addiction on multiple levels including family education, thereby maximizing your chances of successful sobriety.