Many individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder receive some form of professional intervention to stop the abuse of drugs or alcohol. This usually begins with admission to a medically supervised inpatient drug and alcohol detox facility to be stabilized during the withdrawal process. Once a drug or alcohol addicted individual is stabilized from the substance’s physical dependency, they would move to the next phase of their addiction treatment at an outpatient drug and alcohol rehab center. During an individual’s stay at a drug and alcohol rehab, they will be in a specific level of care based off their unique needs in maintaining their sobriety. Traditionally this starts with the highest level of care offered at an outpatient drug and alcohol rehab, known as a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). A PHP Program provides 25 hours of addiction therapy each week to substance abusers. The next level of care is known as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The IOP Program is a step down from a PHP Program and includes anywhere from 9-15 hours of addiction therapy. The final level of care is the Outpatient Program (OP). The OP Program provides one hour of individual therapy each week as well as one group therapy session each week. Many drug or alcohol addicted individuals enrolled in treatment for their substance abuse go through each of these levels of care in an effort to work on the underlying causes of their addiction. While attending an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, individuals sometimes need more structure during the hours they are not in groups or counseling sessions. In this instance it is beneficial for them to be surrounding by like-minded peers who are also seeking an escape from the grips of addiction. This structure and support can be found in a Sober Living Community.