Addiction is a chronic disorder that can often have fatal outcomes without the proper treatment. At Master Center in Richmond, VA, we provide a variety of recovery services designed to offer continuous support. There is no single treatment for managing substance abuse, which is why our services offer a multidisciplinary approach to recovery.  

Coming to terms with your or your loved one’s substance use and reaching out for help is the first crucial step. From there, we can get our patients the help and specialized treatment they need to recover.

One of the key services we offer in Richmond is our Intensive Outpatient Program. 

Why Choose Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

We have over a century of experience in providing services to individuals with substance use disorders, so you can trust us to offer the best possible care. 

Our IOP is designed to offer a multifaceted service. No two patients are the same, so their treatment won’t be either. Our Richmond center focuses on long-term results, designed to help you or your family member create a higher quality of life. 

The IOP achieves this by putting the individual first. We don’t believe in blanket treatment with a one-size-fits-all approach. The IOP is an individualized service designed to meet the needs of all who enroll, regardless of their background or specific situation. 

Our Richmond IOP service achieves this through a combination of evidence-based medical treatment, counseling, and advanced toxicology for all of our patients. 

How Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Can Help

Below are multiple stages involved with our IOP service. The service itself lasts for eight weeks, but the results are designed to last for years to come. It provides the tools our patients need to effectively manage their disorder, not only while on the program but throughout their lives afterward.

Biopsychosocial Assessment

In the first stage of the IOP service, we offer a full assessment to better understand the patient’s behavioral health and specific needs. It comprises three parts relating to biology, psychology, and social abilities. It may involve diving deeper into family history relating to substance use and questions regarding self-image. This allows us to then create a fully individualized service plan. 

Group Therapy

Following the biopsychosocial assessment and the construction of an individual plan, group therapy will commence. These sessions are held four times per week, for three hours at a time. Group sessions are a highly valuable and integral part of our Master Center treatment program. It allows patients to explore their own feelings in a comfortable environment, whilst simultaneously developing empathy for those who struggle with similar experiences. 

Individual Therapy

In addition to group sessions, individual sessions play a huge role in recovery. Our highly trained therapists are able to monitor specific goals outlined in a patient’s individualized plan, providing guidance where necessary. These sessions may also encourage family participation in addition to further referrals for psychiatric or medical needs. 

Outpatient or Community-Based Care

As the eight-week program continues, patients may be able to move to regular outpatient or community-based care depending on their progression. They are then given more freedom over the frequency of sessions, both group and individual, to better meet their personal requirements. We believe individual customization of service plans in this way encourages patients to meet their own goals independently.

How Our Intensive Outpatient Program is Different

There are numerous rehabilitation programs out there, so how can you be sure that our IOP is the best choice? There are a variety of reasons that make Master Center’s IOP stand out compared to others, including:

  • Emphasis on Individuality: No addiction is the same, so no recovery is the same either. We take this firmly into account when designing personalized recovery programs. A person’s recovery plan can be altered as they progress to constantly meet their specific needs.
  • Specific Targeted Goals: Everyone assigns themselves goals that are reviewed consistently. The eventual outcome of these goals is to instill a deep understanding within the patient of the problems that cause their substance abuse. It provides them with effective frameworks to modify their behavior in the long term, not just during their program attendance.
  • Life-Long Coping Mechanisms: Our IOP is designed to provide a life-long roadmap on how to manage substance misuse-related symptoms, establishing a strong support network of family and friends, and recognizing problematic thoughts and how to remedy them without relapsing.

Our approach is multidisciplinary and specifically designed to instill better habits for life, not just for the immediate future. 

Start the Journey to a New Life

Addiction is incredibly difficult to live with, but it isn’t something you have to face alone. Our specialized team of medical experts and therapists are ready to help you start a new chapter of your life – one entirely free from substance misuse.