Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) meet after school (late afternoon) or early evening 4 times per week for 3-to-4 hours. They are designed for teens who are able to maintain adequate functioning in school and community, and who have a supportive family environment.
Available at the following locations:
About the Program
Our programs for teens are designed to help young people, 13 to 18 years of age recognize problems with dependency on alcohol and other drugs, and make constructive changes to achieve sobriety in an outpatient setting. The treatment program staff is under the supervision of a board-certified psychiatrist.
- Interactive group psychotherapy
- Individual therapy and case management
- Program assignments and worksheets
- Psychiatric assessments as needed
- Medical/psychiatric monitoring and medication management as needed
- Community meetings
- Didactic group workshops
- Family Program
- Collaboration with other helping professionals and school staff
The length and level of care varies according to the individual. Most teens will be in the treatment program for a minimum of 6 weeks, depending on their treatment progress.
Sessions for the intensive outpatient program (IOP) are held after school (late afternoon) or early evening for 3-to-4 hours for 4 days per week.
Typical Daily Schedule
The treatment sessions usually start at 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. depending on the location and day of the week. Sessions include didactic presentations and discussions, small group therapy, and individualized worksheet assignments.
What to Expect
We believe that a commitment to abstinence from alcohol and all other drugs is central to teens returning to a healthy way of living. Group therapy is our primary mode of treatment. Family and individual therapy sessions are also integral to helping young people remain abstinent.
Our treatment philosophy has deep roots in the 12-step model of recovery. We direct our patients to attend 12-step meetings and work with community volunteers. This approach has been shown by research and experience to be the most effective way of treating substance abuse.
Collaboration with other professionals, such as school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians is part of our basic approach. We work closely with these referral sources that direct young people and their families to us.
Most insurance plans provide coverage for outpatient substance abuse treatment. Please call the program location for more information on treatment costs and your insurance benefits.
Self-pay plans are individualized and can be tailored to the individual's ability to pay for treatment.