Getting Help for a Drinking Problem
Women who abuse alcohol face unique barriers to recovery. This is especially true of working mothers, who struggle with meeting the constant demands of their family life, their professional career, and often, their continuing education.
Too many women in crisis mistakenly believe that their only rehab option is a residential program. They delay getting professional help because they cannot take off a whole month from their obligations — their partner, children, and family, their job, their education, or their other commitments.
For these women who think they are too busy to go to rehab, there is another recovery resource — an Intensive Outpatient Program. As the name suggests, an IOP is an in-depth, highly-structured addiction recovery service that is offered on an outpatient basis.
Compared to standard outpatient counseling, IOPs offer far more individualized and comprehensive treatment that maximizes your chances of safely and successfully regaining your sobriety.
You get the same evidence-based services that you would at a more time-consuming – and expensive – residential facility. Best of all, research shows that an IOP is just as effective as an inpatient rehab at helping you attain lasting recovery.
Some of the benefits of an IOP include:
- Greater flexibility
- Easier affordability
- You can practice what you learn
- You don’t have to relocate or put your life on hold.
- You can continue working or going to school.
- You stay connected with your family.
- They help you transition from a residential program back to your normal life.
- You live at home.
In other words, an IOP can make it a lot easier to get the help you need for ANY substance abuse problem. They make it easier for you to take the First Steps on your sober journey.