“You don’t have to stop your life in order to save it.”
Recovering from addiction and alcoholism doesn’t have to mean putting your life on pause. Inpatient treatment may not be the best or most available option for everyone. For those needing a lower level or more flexible level of care, we recommend you consider our “outpatient” services. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers the same highquality and compassionate care that clients have come to expect from The Lakehouse, without requiring you to enter into fulltime residential treatment.
What is IOP?
An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a level of care that allows for more freedom than residential treatment options with many of the same clinical, as well as holistic, therapies. IOP is an opportunity to receive care while still engaging in life outside of treatment, which is ideal for individuals who need to maintain job, academic, or family responsibilities. Generally, IOP spans about 34 hours a day, leaving more than enough time for a client to take care of any outside commitments they may have. IOP programs are a way for a client to receive the necessary therapeutic care required to successfully recover from addiction and alcoholism.
IOP may be used as primary treatment or continuing care after residential treatment. Treatment involves counseling, various forms of therapy, and other therapeutic interventions as well as educational classes designed to aid in a client’s recovery. The less intensive approach to treatment provided by the IOP program empowers an individual to develop all the necessary skills needed for maintaining sobriety.
Why Choose IOP?
The IOP program is a way to provide critical treatment services to those who are unable to make a fulltime commitment to residential treatment. Not everyone can take off from work, school or other life priorities for the period of time needed to enter into a residential treatment program. The IOP program offers highly effective care, education, guidance, and support without requiring one to live onsite at a treatment facility or be restricted from participating in other areas of life. An IOP program can also be a more flexible financial alternative to residential treatment.
Balance is key in recovery. The IOP program allows an individual to address and treat their problems relating to addiction and alcoholism while still having the time to address their outside commitments. Meeting life on life’s terms is an important aspect of recovery, and the IOP program allows one to balance the time they dedicate to treatment with the time they need for other obligations.
What Does the IOP Program Offer?
The Lakehouse Recovery Center brings the same highquality and effective care offered in residential treatment to the Intensive Outpatient Program. The same passion that The Lakehouse has used to change lives and rebuild families is the driving force behind the IOP program. Our belief in approaching addiction treatment from every angle has allowed us to offer an IOP program tailored to each individual’s specific needs in recovery.
The Lakehouse Recovery Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program offers a combination of traditional and nontraditional treatment services designed to empower an individual in their recovery. These blended treatment methods make for a highlysuccessful and unique approach to treatment that sets the Lakehouse apart from other treatment facilities.
Individual and Group Therapy
The IOP program offers individual and group therapy designed to address any mental health concerns or behavioral issues that may be contributing to one’s problems with alcohol or drugs. Group counseling allows a client to work through particular issues within a structured group setting offering them solidarity, insight, and support from peers. The communication and feedback provided by group therapy is an integral aspect of recovery. Oneonone therapy gives a client the individualized attention they may need to address any personal issues that may impede their recovery.
Addiction is often called a “family disease” because it affects the entire family. The IOP program offers family counseling designed to rebuild relationships between an individual suffering from addiction and his or her loved ones. Therapists are able to identify any problems that could be negatively affecting the family dynamic and guide the family toward reconciliation, rebuilding healthy relationships, and developing communication as well as positive coping mechanisms.
Successful recovery requires the understanding of the disease of addiction. When clients and their families know what they suffer from, they are better able to create a path to recovery. The Lakehouse IOP offers educational services to teach clients about the nature of the disease of addiction giving them essential knowledge for making smart decisions conducive to maintaining sobriety.
Life Skills Development
One of the greatest challenges in recovery is learning how to incorporate sobrietyfocused decision making into one’s daily life. The trained and experienced staff at the Lakehouse Recovery Center understand the struggles faced by individuals attempting to recover from addiction and alcoholism. They utilize this experience and understanding to aid clients in developing healthy life skills that are beneficial to maintaining health and happiness in sobriety through wellness of mind, body, and spirit.
The freedom to meet other commitments during participating in an IOP program doesn’t mean that a client will be more likely to engage in drug or alcohol use outside of treatment hours. The Lakehouse provides regular drugtesting to ensure that a client is staying sober and ontrack to building a better life in recovery, free from mind and moodaltering chemicals.
Unlike other treatment facilities, the Lakehouse Recovery Center believes in treating all aspects of a client’s health, which includes the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is a scientifically proven therapy method. Results have found yoga successful in reducing stress, symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety, and other symptoms associated with the early recovery process. The IOP program incorporates yoga as a means of improving an individual’s overall wellbeing, making for a highlyeffective holistic treatment experience that aids in the process of healing from addiction and alcoholism.
Why Choose Lakehouse IOP?
The Intensive Outpatient Program offered by Lakehouse is more than treatment—it is an experience. The highly qualified and experienced staff at the Lakehouse believe in treating addiction and alcoholism from every angle. Many individuals enter into Lakehouse with just a sliver of hope, only to find themselves living robust lives of happiness and joy in sobriety.
The unique method that the Lakehouse brings to treatment is based in the core belief that addiction treatment is best accomplished from a broad perspective. Treatment is individualized to each client’s specific needs and provides all the necessary tools to build a brighter future in sobriety.
The Recovery Advocates Intensive Outpatient Program is located in Westlake Village, CA, adjacent to the Lakehouse Recovery Center Clinical Program. The IOP program is staffed by the same superb clinical and counseling team that serves the Lakehouse. Individual and group therapy, family counseling, education, life skills development, drug testing, yoga, and much more is offered from 3 to 5 days a week in the IOP program.