Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

San Diego Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Patients who join our IOP receive therapy at least three days per week for a minimum of 3 hours per day. Our IOP is structured similarly to our PHP but is less intensive and focuses more on helping you integrate back into your ordinary life in a healthy way.

During your time in an IOP, you will work on finalizing aftercare plans and learn how to embrace a new, healthier, sober lifestyle.

Getting Addiction Help in San Diego

Addiction is a disease that can start out with casual use and escalate quickly to a life threatening problem. Before this happens, one should know there is help. Outpatient treatment is available. To understand how addiction progresses take a look at these images provided by

The first step is a person simply likes the feeling they have when taking their drug of choice. Secondly, they begin to want the drug. They like the feeling therefore they want to feel it again. Then their is a need for a drug. A person then begins to need the drug in order to enjoy whatever event or party they are participating in. Lastly, the drug becomes a requirement. Without it, they are unable to function in any setting.

This escalation can happen quickly. Drugs and alcohol have euphoric effects that can be felt immediately. It is a sense of immediate satisfaction and release. The brain will continue to tell the body they require this drug and/or alcohol. Changes in the brain happen rapidly. To combat this effect, one needs to obtain help.


Is Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

There are options for treatment available to all addicts. Trying to decide what is right for you doesn’t have to be difficult. Outpatient treatment is just one of the options available and to decide if it is the right treatment for you is important.

Treatment in an intensive outpatient program is possible. According to, there are a few things to consider when deciding if outpatient treatment is right for you.  The pros of outpatient treatment are as follows.

  • Continue to live at home.
  • Lower Cost
  • Continue to hold a job.
  • Convenient appointments in evenings and/or weekend.
  • Stay in school.
  • Daily treatment available.

The task of receiving treatment can seem life-altering. It doesn’t have to be. There is hope. One can receive treatment and continue to live a productive life by working or attending school. If the cost is an issue, outpatient care can be affordable. Daily treatments such as therapy, group or individual, are available to the one receiving outpatient care.

Don’t believe there is no hope for you because they are things in your life that cannot be disrupted in order to receive treatment. Outpatient treatment can be very effective for individuals struggling with addiction.

Getting Outpatient Treatment in San Diego

Outpatient care can be successful for someone looking to start a new life who are unable to receive intensive inpatient care. Outpatient care has benefits that are appealing to the person who have abused drugs on a smaller scale. This enables them to undergo detox with little to no medical supervision.

Outpatient care enables a person to continue living their “normal” life with little interruptions. An outpatient treatment plan gives patients the ability to continue holding down a job or attending school. Plans will need to be minimally made for people with children. Deciding what to pack is not a decision needing to be made.

Oftentimes, disruption to one’s life can lead to further use of drugs and/or alcohol. The stress of all the decisions can create tensions and unnecessary difficulties. Frustration can be a trigger for needing another high and possibly lead to a change of mind for receiving help.

Outpatient treatment is still comprised of therapies and the expertise of professionals in the field of addiction. Therapies and coping skills are given to help users lead a healthy life without the use of drugs or alcohol to function.


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Starting Intensive Outpatient Treatment with Real Hope Recovery

There are no reasons that a person should have to live with a drug addiction. Real Hope Recovery is ready to assist you and your family with overcoming addiction. Hope for a life that is full, happy, and free of dependence on drugs is possible.

Real Hope Recovery has experts ready to help through an intensive outpatient treatment program. This program is comprised of appointments that fit with your schedule at least three days a week. Each appointment will be a minimum of three hours and will focus in integrating you back into society with the ability to resist the effects of drugs and alcohol.

The caring professionals at Real Hope Recovery are there to help the person and their families by offering individual and group therapies. Therapy sessions are designed to promote communication and strategies for conflict resolution.

Real Hope Recovery understands the importance of after care plans. Before you leave an outpatient treatment program, you will be equipped with after care plans that are right for you. Your life can be yours again with an outpatient intensive program. No need to fill you have to stop everything to get treatment. Real Hope Recovery is ready to come alongside you to assist you in achieving the life you always wanted.

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