Online iop is a treatment method that brings the advantages of an intensive outpatient program (IOP) to clients who live at home. IOPs provide hours of structured mental health care per week for people with moderate mental health and substance abuse issues. They are a level below the most intensive form of outpatient treatment, known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP).
While online IOP can’t replace face-to-face addiction recovery programs like residential drug rehab, it is perfectly suited to enhance in-person treatment by offering additional personalized support and structure for individuals who cannot attend traditional sessions. It is especially suitable for those who have to juggle family life, work, and other commitments that prevent them from attending in-person treatments.
Typically, a person will join an online IOP after completing a higher level of addiction treatment such as a residential rehab or a PHP. The online IOP can help the person transition back to their daily lives without being exposed to triggers that could cause them to relapse. The online iop provides a safe space for people to learn new strategies and techniques for coping with their mental health and addictions while they are at home, where they are most comfortable and safe.
When a person is participating in an online iop, they will need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection and a webcam. They will also need to be in a private, quiet place when they connect with their therapists and peers. Alleva EMR offers a free client app that allows people to join a session on their mobile phone.