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Some people may need to begin recovering in a professional drug and alcohol rehab program. Although 12-Step meetings can be helpful, they may not offer enough support for someone who is new to treatment. Ohio offers many different levels of care to ensure that people get the type of help they need.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX
The goal of alcohol and drug detox programs is to address the physical side of addiction. Detoxing helps with withdrawal symptoms, which can become severe, and can make it impossible for people to stop using. Sometimes there are complications with certain types of drugs, such as opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines and stimulants. Detoxing may be required for these drugs.
There are many different types of detox programs available in Ohio. They include:
Inpatient rehab is often called the Gold Standard of addiction treatment. It involves staying at a facility for about 28 days while receiving treatment. Many Ohio inpatient programs also provide detox services in-house for patients who need them. During inpatient rehab, patients participate in various types of therapy and other activities.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Intensive outpatient treatment programs, or IOPs, are similar to PHPs in that they offer a higher level of care. But IOPs are held during the evening hours, leaving the daytime free for work, school or other obligations. Many people appreciate this flexibility. There are many outpatient programs that offer IOPs in Ohio.
Many people in Connecticut enjoy the flexibility of IOPs because clients only come to appointments during the evening hours. They typically run for about 12 weeks and clients may attend 3-5 times per week.