Intensive Outpatient Program
Our IOP participants attend the program three to five times per week, for three hours each day. The IOP program is an opportunity to build a comprehensive relapse prevention plan by developing coping skills, identifying warning signs for relapse, building a support network, and more. Our IOP program has a fully developed curriculum with nine (9) dimensions of wellness addressed throughout their time in treatment. Additionally, participants meet with an individual case manager weekly to develop a treatment plan, work towards treatment plan goals, and connect participants with other outside resources like individual therapy or psychiatry. Self-help support group meetings are also encouraged in the program.
We currently offer evening and morning group options. Doing so accommodates most clients’ schedules. These groups meet at times that enable IOP attendees to create a recovery-work-life balance for themselves.
The IOP program works as a step-down model decreasing group frequency as clients maintain abstinence, attend groups regularly, and meet treatment plan goals. Eventually, they are ready to step down into our standard outpatient aftercare group.
Our program always begins with a thorough assessment. The evaluation includes relevant tests or referrals for additional services as needed (both during and after the program). Thus, our staff has a better understanding of the challenges a client may face in recovery; by addressing these problems, our clients learn new ways to live in the world and can overcome their addictions with new and mindful approaches.
Our program uses an eclectic therapeutic approach including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivation Interviewing (MI), and others that are research-proven to decrease the risk of relapse in those who are most susceptible. These skills and approaches can help those in early recovery decrease cravings, tolerate stress, regulate emotional reactions, and be more effective in developing supports. In both our IOP and its aftercare component, we utilize nine (9) dimensions of wellness to address both addiction and mental health topics necessary for the recovery process.
We strongly encourage clients to attend twelve-step meetings, other self-help meetings, and engage in other community supports. While we do not promote any particular philosophy or spirituality to our clients, we see such groups as the most easily accessible support system available to those in recovery. We begin our groups late enough in the morning and early enough in the evening so that those in IOP can attend local a.m. or p.m. meetings.