Clients don’t need to take time off from work, school or their family obligations to recover from addiction. Rather than postponing addiction treatment because of scheduling conflicts, choosing outpatient programs is a smart choice. An intensive outpatient program offers clients the services and treatments they need most. Explore Gateway’s intensive outpatient programs, how they work and what to expect from them as a client or as a supportive family member.
Not all clients find it possible or desirable to be in a 24/7 rehabilitation environment. Fortunately, residential programs are not the only way to fight back against a drug or alcohol addiction. Outpatient rehabilitation programs offer the same types of treatments and services, but they don’t include accommodation.
There are several types of outpatient care available. One option is intensive outpatient rehabilitation. An intensive outpatient program may meet several times each week, but typically just for a few hours at a time. The programs are designed to fit into an otherwise full schedule. This allows those who have busy lives to make recovery a priority.
There are plenty of reasons to choose IOP in the fight against addiction. Many clients find that the flexible scheduling works best for their lives. If full-time or residential care doesn’t work, then intensive outpatient rehabilitation can be the better choice for you.
Intensive outpatient care also provides clients with routine. There is accountability and peer support, not to mention medical counseling and addiction therapy. In short, intensive outpatient treatment allows clients to focus on their recovery even when life gets in the way.
All too often, clients and their loved ones want to find a recovery solution that can be contained to a few weeks. The reality is that overcoming addiction isn’t just a single step. It is a process, and most clients will thrive if they can embrace the full continuum of care.
An intensive outpatient program can be a key part of that continuum of care. It provides a simple transition between full-time support and solo living. It can be a great way to fight back against relapse when the risks are highest, and it can provide clients with the strength and confidence they need for lifelong sobriety.
If you can’t attend in person due to current social distancing rules or an inability to come to one of our treatment facilities, Gateway Foundation is proud to offer virtual outpatient services to residents in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our online intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program directly mirror our in-person treatments while using a different medium. That means the same hours, intensity levels, methods, approaches and commitment to personalized treatment.
All telehealth programs utilize HIPAA-compliant teleconferencing platforms for both group and individual sessions.
Our virtual programs are especially useful for clients with home and work commitments or those uncomfortable attending our treatment programs in person for any reason.
Some other benefits of virtual PHP and IOP include:
Nearly every one of our clients who experience our telehealth outpatient care discover the engagement level and therapeutic services exceed their expectations. However, if you struggle with severe addiction or are experiencing heightened symptoms, this may not be the most effective care format for you. We encourage you to contact us to discuss our virtual outpatient services with a member of our team.
What is it like to attend an intensive outpatient program online? Rather than daily group counseling or individual therapy sessions held in person, these outpatient services are provided via our safe and secure teleconferencing platform — similar to Skype or FaceTime. All you need is a laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone and a secure internet connection.
Treatment at Gateway Foundation begins with a comprehensive intake assessment provided by our highly trained addiction specialists. With virtual programming, this evaluation can be conducted online.
With virtual IOP, you never have to worry about your personal health information becoming compromised. Your telehealth portal is accessible only by you using your email address. During group sessions or support meetings, our facilitators will need to know who is participating for documentation purposes. However, you can choose how much or how little you share with your peers. You can also limit video or audio at any time.
An intensive outpatient program offers clients a path to recovery that can fit into their schedule. At Gateway, with locations in and around Chicago, Illinois, it is just one of many options for recovery. Work toward sobriety starting right now by calling 877–377–2027.
Gateway was one of the best decisions of my life they truly saved me from the road I was headed down! I would love to thank the staff and of course my amazing counselor Adrain really helped me refocus my life on the right path without gateway I wouldn’t have made it thank you and I love this place I always come back to alumni meeting and events.
My family member just competed her 28 day stay she had a great experience the staff is wonderful and treated her with respect and went above and beyond to help her. Gateway saved my family members life. It was not easy finding a nice inpatient rehab and gateway made the whole process very smooth we are so thankful we found this facility. Thank you gateway.
Spent some time here and got some great tools to help me in my recovery. My counselors in the women’s unit were great and supportive. Love the monthly alumni meetings after treatment, great way to stay connected.
A little over 7 years ago I decided to seek treatment for alcohol and drug addiction and chose this facility as a place to try and arrest my disease and I have been clean and sober ever since. After 30 days inpatient treatment and 9 months outpatient I was able to achieve that goal. I recommend this facility to anyone who truly wants freedom from active addiction.
This place honestly saved my life. I was so bad my counselor said in the 2 years she was working there my case was the most unique she’s ever had, and now I’m almost 15 months clean!