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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between IOP and residential treatment?

Intensive Outpatient Programming or IOP is a less acute level of care for people who do not meet criteria for residential treatment or are transitioning out of a residential level of care. In residential treatment, clients are provided 24/7 supervision while being treated at the facility for a varied period of time; typically 30-90 days. In Intensive Outpatient clients live either at home or in a sober living facility, and receive treatment on site during programming hours which range from 9-12 hours per week; typically lasting 6-8 weeks.

Personalized addiction treatment is created to meet the specific needs of the clients we serve. Residential programming allows clients the opportunity to focus on their treatment by being removed from distractions and influences that they have struggled to face while trying to find recovery. As a client receiving care in intensive outpatient programming you are engaged with treatment while navigating through the day while having a supportive environment to seek guidance for long term sobriety, achieving optimal wellness.

How is a Positive Recovery Center IOP different than other IOP programs?

Positive Recovery incorporates Dr. Power’s Positive Recovery, a strengths-based approach to addiction treatment. Positive Recovery is not just a program we offer; it’s part of everything we do. In combination with other evidence-based strategies and treatments, our teams are specially trained in—and also participate in—Positive Recovery practices to help you discover meaning and purpose in your life without drugs and alcohol. With daily meditation and other exercises, you’ll learn to build on your strengths and create a personally fulfilling recovery path.

Why is abstinence only part of the solution?

Interrupting addiction does not magically create recovery. In fact, abstinence is only a small part of recovery. At Positive Recovery Centers, we’re successful in treating addiction because we help you reclaim your life – the life you were intended to live – have deeper, more nurturing relationships with others, and learn how to accept and appreciate yourself while tapping into your strengths and wisdom.

Positive Recovery strives to discover the deeper reasons behind your use of alcohol or other drugs to help you uncover effective replacements that attend to fundamental needs for meaning and purpose, satisfaction, self-determination, and connection. Doing so enables you to live a life in recovery that is ultimately rewarding, fulfilling, and self-sustaining. The empowering interventions used in Positive Recovery help you develop your strengths, teach you to be more optimistic and resilient, and achieve meaningful goals. In short, we give you the tools to flourish in recovery.

Will I and or my family have 1:1 counseling?

Clients will meet with counselors individually and counselors will invite family members to attend our weekly Family Group. We know that treating the entire “family system” best serves ALL!

What should I bring?
  • Your picture ID
  • Your insurance card
  • All medications that you are prescribed in the original containers
  • About 5 days worth of clothes
  • Basic toiletries you may need (soap, conditioner, shampoo, cosmetics, etc.
  • Electric and disposable razors are permitted
  • Cell phones, debit or credit cards, and any money over $20 will be kept in our safe. Money will be available to be signed out for trips to the store or other outings. We have house phones that clients may use to contact family. and loved ones in the evenings while in treatment.
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  • Non-prescription medications, vitamins, herbs, or nutritional supplements
  • Excessive or expensive jewelry
  • Electronic equipment
  • Hair clippers or hair dye
  • Shoe polish, detergent, air freshener, or bleach
  • Glass items
  • Straight razors, razor-blades, pocket knives, blades of any kind
  • Aerosol products, including deodorant and hairspray
  • Products containing alcohol such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, aftershave, facial toner, or perfume
  • Food
  • Illegal substances or mood-altering drugs
  • Firearms and/or supplies
How much does drug rehab treatment cost?

The cost of treatment varies based on the level of care needed and your insurance coverage. We accept most insurances as well as self pay. Our benefits specialists will work directly with you and your insurance company to determine your coverage and ensure you utilize the maximum benefits available to you under your plan. Call us 713-904-4699 to speak to a specialist now. You can also Verify Your Coverage here.

Do you treat co-occurring disorders?

Yes. Our staff is experienced and treats the medical and mental health disorders that often co-occur with addiction, including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders.

What happens if I relapse?

We cannot guarantee that you will be sober forever. Relapse, or what we refer to as “a recurrence of symptoms”, can be a part of the recovery process. Acknowledging that substance abuse disorders are a chronic disease, we encourage our clients to contact us or their support group to get back on track right away, limiting the negative consequences of their choices, and helping to choose more wisely next time. Based on your individual needs, we may recommend additional care or increased monitoring.