Alcoholism and addiction are illnesses unlike any other known to man. The reason for this is because their onset is predicted by a number of intertwining factors that are biological, psychological, and environmental. This means that an individual could have the potential to become an alcoholic or addict, meaning they have the genetic predisposition for addiction, but never truly experience the addiction if the environmental factors do not allow for it. This is peculiar in the realm of illnesses and one of the more baffling aspects of addiction.
To this same regard alcoholism and addiction also have results and symptoms that differ from many other illnesses. A person who suffers from either of these illnesses could experience tremendous relational problems as a symptom of their addiction, or they could experience financial troubles, legal troubles, health problems, and the list goes on.
All of this occurs while the individual is suffering from an obsession of the mind that is all but impossible to combat on their own. This is not the sort of obsession that one may experience when they really want a slice of cake or some ice cream, but rather it is an overwhelming drive towards destructive behaviors that is not easily combatted and not easily forgotten.
As if this weren’t enough, a person who suffers from alcoholism or addiction is often times the last to know that they have a problem. These illnesses manifest themselves in such a way that they cast doubt on their own existence in the mind of the sufferer. A person who has alcoholism or addiction will very often be semi-aware that the drugs or alcohol are a problem, but in the same breath, they will also be able to point to a number of outside factors and blame them for their problems.
At Second Chance Counseling we understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with the fact that you have substance abuse issues and we understand how difficult it can be to overcome these issues. The staff at our facility understand exactly what you have been through during your active addiction and we understand how exhausting the battle against addiction can be. That is why at our facilty we seek to give all of our clients the tools they need in order to create and maintain sustained recovery so that they can have the life they not only deserve but the life they have always wanted.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Adults
Adult intensive outpatient, like the kind we offer at Second Chance Counseling, is a form of substance abuse treatment where the individuals attending live off-site during the treatment process and attend group and individual therapy sessions 3 times a week. These therapy sessions can be customized in order to meet the needs of the individual and they range from dealing with traumas from the past, to cultivating effective communication skills in the here and now.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) is considered to be less intensive than inpatient or PHP treatment, but can be highly effective for individuals who cannot get away from the responsibilities of their lives for 30 days, or for individuals who are reentering their daily lives after an extended treatment stay.
Who Can Benefit from Adult Intensive Outpatient?
The types of individuals who attend our facility are those who are either stepping down from a higher level of care and need more support during this transitional phase or those who have a job or familial responsibilities that require them to be present in their daily lives.
For those people who have children, a job, or whatever other responsibility that prevents them from attending inpatient treatment, the services offered at our facility, have proven to be effective in helping them overcome their addictions.
They will have the ability to attend groups and individuals therapy sessions 3 times a week, where they will get the support and structure they need to overcome their addiction. They will also be able to process their emotions and learn necessary coping skills as they begin to rebuild relationships with their friends and family.
It is never easy to go from a life of alcoholism or addiction to a life of recovery, but with the help of Second Chance Counseling’s IOP, this transition does not need to be impossible. Although you may feel that all is lost and there is no hope, we want you to understand that anyone can recover from addiction, as long as they have the willingness to put in the work.
Why IOP for Adolescents?
According to recent surveys, 75% of American high school seniors have tried alcohol, illicit drugs, or nicotine. This does not come as much of a surprise because anyone who has gone through the American education system within the past 25 years understands that drinking and using drugs has somehow become a part of the high school experience. Every teenage movie that comes out of Hollywood depicts some sort of party scene where teenagers down alcohol or smoke pot and so as a culture we almost encourage this sort of behavior and look to it as a right of passage.
For many high school students drinking or using drugs does not represent a problem, beyond the possible legal implications, but for some, what at first appears to be a harmless drink or a harmless smoke is just the begins of a long struggle with addiction. It has been found that 90% of Americans who struggle with addiction started using addictive substances during their adolescents. Some of these individuals will have started to experience the negative consequences of addiction by the time they reach adulthood, while others develop further into their addiction during college and early adulthood. Regardless of what stage they are at in their addiction before the age of 18, it has been shown that with early intervention adolescent addiction is mostly preventable.
Finding the Right Adult IOP For You
If you believe that you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol and you think that you may need to seek help, then call the professionals at Second Chance Counseling today at 1-614-635-9011. Our professional staff is standing by to help you in any way that we can. We understand how difficult a decision it can be to ask for help, and we know that what you are currently experiencing is tough. So give us a call today and let us help you on your journey into recovery.