IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)

The Intensive Outpatient Program

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

Program Length and Expectations

Initial involvement may be up to 5 days per week for 3 hours per day depending on individual needs.  As an individual progresses, this will eventually be cut back to 1 time per week.

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/ drug behaviors may bring them to be involved with the criminal justice system

Program Components

The IOP is a highly structured program meeting up to 5 days oper week.  each day includes 3 hours of treatment sessions including:

  • Individual Evaluation and Assessment for:
    • Substance Abuse
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Physical Problems
    • Emotional Problems
    • Criminal Justice Problems
    • Nutrition & Dietary Issues
    • Social Skills
    • Eduction and Vocational Concerns
  • Individualized Treatment Plans
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Counseling Sessions
  • Introduction to and expected attendance to appropriate support groups
  • Regular Urine Screening and Alco-Sensor Exams
  • Family Sessions and Education
  • Treatment Coordination
    • Regular and Extensive contacts with Referral Source, Probation, Parole, DSS or other appropriate agencies
  • Life Skills Examination/ Training including:
    • Relaxation Training
    • Stress Reduction
    • Assertive Communation
    • Anxiety
    • Mood Swings
    • Anger Manaagement
    • Vocational/ Educational
    • Assessment and Referrals
    • New/ Alternative Recreation/ Leisure Skills
    • Resume’ Preparation
    • 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