Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a highly structured outpatient program designed for individuals whose alcohol and/or alcohol/drug problems have progressed into middle or late stages of addiction.  It is an alternative approach to the inpatient rehabilitation or traditional outpatient programs.

There is a Combined group for the men and women that are participating in the IOP program.  We feel that it is important to the Men and Women to feel comfortable talking about their issues in group and to their counsel.

Program Length and Expectations

This group meets 3 hours a day, 3 times a week 6-weeks and may be extended up to 9 weeks for those that may still be struggling. During this time, the individual is expected to show up, participate and test negative on all random alcohol and drug screens.  As the individual makes progress in treatment and completes their 6-weeks, they are reevaluated by treatment team to determine whether or not they are appropriate for a decrease in treatment, or if they are going to continue at the IOP level for another 3-weeks.  Through progress and participation, the individuals in IOP will work with their primary counselor and the multidisciplinary treatment team to determine what other programs offered may be beneficial to them.

Who Will Benefit from the IOP Program?

  • Individuals with a history of relapse
  • Individuals in a high-risk relapse situation
  • Individuals who have failed to maintain recovery following inpatient treatment or lower level outpatient treatment
  • Individuals whose alcohol and/or drug behaviors may bring them to be involved with the criminal justice system

Program Components

The IOP is a highly structured program that can meet up to five (3) days per week.  Each group day includes three (3) hours of treatment sessions to include, but are not limited to:

Individual Evaluation and Assessment for:

    • Substance Abuse
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Physical Problems
    • Emotional Problems
    • Criminal Justice Problems
    • Nutrition & Dietary Issues
    • Domestic Violence
    • Social Skills
    • Education and Vocational Concerns
    • Individualized Treatment Plans
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Counseling Sessions
    • Introduction to and expected attendance to appropriate support groups
    • Regular Urine Screening and Breathalyzer testing
    • Family Sessions and Education
    • Treatment Coordination
    • Regular contact with all Referral Sources such as: Probation, Parole, Drug Court, Department of Social Services (DSS), Child Protective Services (CPS), Family Services,  Primary Health Care, Mental Health and any other services that may be involved in the individuals life.
  • Life Skills Examination/Training including:
    • Relaxation Training
    • Stress Reduction
    • Anger Management
    • Assertive Communication
    • Anxiety
    • Domestic Violence
    • Mood Swings
    • Coping Skills
    • Vocational/Educational
    • Resume’ Preparation
    • Assessment and Referrals
    • New/Alternative Recreation/Social Leisure Skills
    • Decision Making Skills
    • Qualities of a Winner-Positive Self Image
    • Relapse Prevention
  • Ongoing Assessments and Referrals for:
    • Mental Health Issues
    • Employment/Education Concerns
    • Health Issues
    • Legal Issues
  • Aftercare Planning and Implementation
    • Relapse Prevention Plan
    • Discharge Planning

**All treatment at Harbor Lights is confidential in compliance with Federal Regulations.

**There will be regular urine screening and breathalyzer testing.