The levels of care for those individuals struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol can range from a medically supervised inpatient drug and alcohol detox, a residential inpatient treatment program (clinical stabilization service), a partial hospitalization program (PHP Program), an intensive outpatient program (IOP Program), or an outpatient program (OP Program). Higher levels of care provide more care and clinical supervision from physicians due to medical necessity. When people hear these terms, they may wonder what exactly the different terms mean. Each level of care offers different substance abuse treatment aspects depending on where an addicted individual may be in their recovery process. In our previous blog post we discussed how a partial hospitalization program works. In this blog post, we will discuss what an Intensive Outpatient Program is and how it works.