Partial hospitalization programs, known as PHP, are a step that men may take in treatment after detoxing or completing a residential program. Typically, men in PHP need medical care while they’re in recovery. PHP is often an early step in recovery, but it is not the only option for men needing specialized care as they solidify their sobriety. At Boca House for Men, our men’s halfway house offers PHP and IOP housing for men at various stages of recovery. If you’re looking for a PHP alternative, IOP may be your fit.
What Does IOP Stand for?
IOP stands for intensive outpatient program, which can be a PHP alternative for men who do not need as much medical support in their recovery. Our men’s halfway house offers IOP housing for men who need a sober community while they attend an outpatient recovery program.
With IOP treatment, men live at a different space from where they receive treatment. This may be a men’s halfway house, a sober living home, or their own home. During IOP treatment, patients attend outpatient treatment programs on an intensive basis. This generally means they attend therapy daily, and for considerable lengths of time during the day. When they are not at therapy, men can pursue work, school, or other sober activities.
How IOP Helps Recovery
IOP is a common PHP alternative because of the flexibility it offers. What does IOP stand for in this sense? It stands for an ability for men to work on their recovery while they work on other aspects of their lives. If men choose a sober living community that offers medical or therapeutic support, they can receive PHP-level monitoring without relinquishing the benefits of IOP.
At Boca House for Men, we offer PHP, IOP, and many other treatments for men who are ready to get and stay sober. Contact our men’s halfway house today to learn more.