Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Addictions

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Addictions

AllCEUs Counseling Continuing Education for LPC and LMHC. This course provides a guide to what is commonly referred to as Methadone treatment based on TIP 46 and 47 by SAMHSA. Executive Summary: Along with the increased complexity of the treatment landscape come more challenges for
the administrators who oversee IOT programs. When TIP 8 was written, IOT was seen primarily as a bridge between 28-day inpatient treatment and low-intensity outpatient treatment ormutual-help relapse prevention; most clients were insure privately. IOT programs proved to be adept at filling that treatment gap, and they took on more roles. Public funding sources began to refer more of their Medicaid patients to IOT programs. This development compelled IOT administrators to adapt existing programs and develop new methods to treat diverse clients.

A second force that drove the diversification of IOT programs was managed behavioral health care. Because IOT was cheaper than residential treatment and was being used successfully to treat a wider range of clients, IOT increasingly was seen as a way for managed care organizations (MCOs) to reduce costs. As a result of IOT’s successes and the cost containment it made possible, today IOT is a valuable treatment modality in its own right, in addition to being an intermediate stage in the clinical continuum.
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