Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

Our Intensive Outpatient Program

While some patients need inpatient hospitalization, others benefit from other options such as our Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP. This multidisciplinary program is designed to treat people with addiction problems in an innovative, holistic way.

As an outpatient, you can continue your usual daytime activities – including work or school – while attending the program in the evenings.

Finding answers to your questions

Here are several of the questions we hear most frequently from patients and their families:

What are the treatment goals of the program?

The treatment goals include helping people:

  • Develop a recovery plan in order to stay sober.
  • Learn skills to cope with stress and emotional difficulties.
  • Improve communication skills.
  • Create a healthy, new lifestyle.
Who’s eligible to take part in the IOP?

The IOP is designed for people with chemical dependency issues. Those who meet the criteria for admission:

  • Do not need medical detoxification services.
  • Do not have any medical conditions that could pose problems in an outpatient setting.
  • Are ready to commit to a drug-free, alcohol-free and gambling-free lifestyle.
Are families involved?

Addiction is a family disease which impacts the patient’s loved ones, so we make every effort to involve families in the program. Treatment is designed to help families cope with and heal from the patient’s addiction. 

How does someone begin IOP?

Our staff is available to address your questions about the program and the admissions process. We will schedule an individual appointment for an assessment interview to determine the most appropriate level of care for your needs.

When does the IOP meet?

During the intensive phase, the IOP meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. During the aftercare phase, it meets based on the patient’s needs for up to six months.

Will my insurance cover the IOP?

Many insurance plans now cover CD-IOP programs. Coverage plans vary. Our patient account representatives are happy to answer your insurance-related questions.