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a person talks to a therapist in an intensive outpatient program for veterans Whether you choose an outpatient or residential rehab to start your recovery is partly a matter of choice and preference, and partly a question of what is the recommended course of action given your addiction and medical history. At UpArmor Recovery’s veteran rehab center, you can choose a higher level of care called an intensive outpatient program (IOP). It has many of the benefits of a traditional outpatient program as well as benefits derived from more time spent in treatment.

UpArmor Recovery’s IOP in Mississippi could be just what you are looking for. If you are curious about our intensive outpatient program for veterans, reach out to learn more. We can answer your questions about our evidence-based treatments, what to expect from an IOP, and how to get help with this decision. You can submit our online form or call 855.211.5537.

Benefits of IOP for Veterans

How does an IOP serve the needs of a military veteran seeking recovery? Consider the following:

  • Intensive outpatient programs have higher retention rates than other outpatient rehab programs, which leads to successful long-term outcomes.
  • An IOP has a longer duration than a regular outpatient program, which also leads to positive recovery outcomes.
  • An IOP requires more time commitment per week than a regular outpatient rehab but still allows participants to maintain ties to home and work while meeting treatment requirements, unlike some partial hospitalization programs.
  • Veterans in an IOP can practice their new skills at home in real-time and begin healing those close relationships as rehab continues during the day, allowing re-connection with family on evenings and weekends.
  • Maximized peer support is possible because there is a group of peers within the IOP and also the home network. They work in tandem to wrap participants in 24-hour support.

Outpatient programs are not ideal for those without strong home-based support groups. When those are in place, you can receive a high level of care through the IOP while benefiting from the comforts of living at home. Also, in an intensive outpatient program for veterans, you will practice accountability every day as you transition from rehab to home, all while having access to strong support.

Is an Intensive Outpatient Program for Veterans for You?

An IOP requires a minimum of ten hours of rehab per week, often more. A typical day in an IOP is a mix of therapy, learning sober life and social skills, receiving help to find a job or enroll in school, and accessing peer support groups.

Consider an IOP if the answer to the following questions is yes:

  • Are there responsibilities to a job or family that make residential treatment difficult?
  • Is there a good support system at home?
  • Can your living environment be made substance-free?

You may not be an ideal candidate for outpatient treatment if the answer to these is yes:

  • Do you have a co-occurring disorder?
  • Are you addicted to more than one substance?
  • Have you relapsed in the past?

However, sometimes a person with a co-occurring disorder may benefit from an IOP, and sometimes people with many life commitments will manage to carve out the time needed for inpatient rehab. You won’t really know the best option for you until you speak to a professional at UpArmor Recovery. During an intake, we learn about your medical, mental health, and substance abuse history, as well as more about your personal goals, any obstacles to the various types of rehab schedules, and your support network. At that point, we could offer informed guidance about whether our IOP in Mississippi is ideal for you.


Our goal is to support veterans as they begin recovery. We offer many paths to get you there, and one is an IOP for veterans that provides a high level of care, evidence-based treatments, and an individualized treatment plan. In addition to our IOP for veterans, we also offer alcohol and drug detox as well as men’s rehab and women’s rehab programs.

Learn how our intensive outpatient program in Mississippi can help you achieve lasting sobriety, health, and equilibrium in your life. Reach out today by calling 855.211.5537 or contacting us online. Recovery is within reach, and we can help.