All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
Next Step Recovery is excited to announce the launch of their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) on August 1, 2017. Beginning on the first of August, residents at Next Step Recovery, located in Asheville, NC, will have the opportunity to participate in an intensive outpatient program (IOP), whose main offices are at 900 Hendersonville Road, Suite 203.
The 12-week program will include three 3-hour group sessions and one individual counseling session with a licensed clinical addictions therapist each week. The IOP is only open to residents of the sober living program. “We’re excited to provide this extra level of support in house,” says Next Step Recovery’s executive director Susan Stader. “Some of our residents need more clinical support, especially if they are just coming from inpatient treatment or have a history of relapse.” Now in its 11th year, Next Step Recovery is Asheville’s longest continually-running transitional living program for adult men recovering from alcohol and/or substance abuse. Residents typically stay in the program for 6 to 9 months during the critical period when the risk of relapse is the greatest.
An IOP can help those in early recovery successfully transition to sober living and daily responsibilities while still receiving a high level of clinical support. “When residents join our program, many don’t realize they are still in active withdrawal,” says Stader. “It takes more than 30 days of detox to become healthy again. Participating in an IOP and a structured sober living program like ours buys these guys time to heal and learn how to live life on life’s terms.”
Next Step Recovery’s IOP uses a three-pronged approach that includes intensive group therapy, individual counseling and 12-step immersion education. Participants are exposed to a variety of therapeutic tools to help them self-regulate, change negative thought and behavior patterns, and develop healthy coping skills. The program includes neurofeedback, wilderness and equine-assisted therapies.
At the end of the 12-week program, participants continue to receive support in Next Step Recovery’s sober living program that includes daily 12-step work, individual case management, counseling, relapse prevention education, life skills training and job search support.
“That’s what really sets our IOP apart from other programs,” explains Stader. “Three months in an IOP is a good start, but it’s just a start. The risk of relapse remains high for the first year, which is why sober living programs like ours are critical for long-term recovery success.”
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