Intensive Outpatient Treatment (also known as IOP for “Intensive Outpatient Program”) is a primary treatment program recommended in some circumstances by a clinical and medical assessment. IOP may be recommended for those who do not need medically-supervised detox program. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox, on a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to meet the needs of individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder and need more than weekly counseling, but don’t need residential care. The program provides monitoring several times a week in a supportive group setting. The group meets three times a week mornings or evenings for three hours. Participants attend for three to eight weeks, with four weeks being the average.
This level of care is appropriate for:
- Those who have mild to moderate co-occurring mental health symptoms requiring monitoring and stabilization.
- Those who are experiencing high stress, life circumstances, that make it more difficult to cope with urges and cravings to use substances.
- Those who have not been able to stabilize their substance use in a traditional outpatient setting.
- Intake assessment and evaluation
- Individualized plan of care
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy is provided if indicated, but not part of the standard programming
- Family involvement
- Continuing care planning and referral
Intensive outpatient programming is for those individuals who are able and willing to commit to a structured program. IOP requires regular attendance and active participation. We understand that each person in this program comes with very diverse issues and problems. We are sensitive to everyone’s needs, personality, communication style, readiness to change and personal preferences. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that takes into consideration these preferences within the structure and guidelines of the outpatient addiction program.