IOP Educational Activities
Each session of the program begins with a 45 minute interactive video presentation focused on assisting patients in identifying the patterns and symptoms of their addiction. Patients also work through a recovery journal, designed to assist them in exploring behavior patterns.
Group Therapy for IOP
The primary modality of the Intensive Outpatient treatment program is group therapy. Group therapy is conducted by a licensed addiction counselor for a minimum of 2 hours each session. It is recognized that group therapy is the most effective evidence based modality for the treatment of addictions.
Individual Therapy for IOP
Weekly individual sessions are held with the patient for the purpose of reviewing the treatment plan, evaluating progress, clarifying therapeutic task assignments and assisting with any special issues the patient may have.
IOP Family Program
Once each week, family members attend a three-hour session with the patient. The goal of these sessions is to identify the nature of the interaction between family members and assist in eliminating the barriers to more effective and satisfying relationships. Particular attention is paid to behaviors and interactions which developed to cope with the addiction in the household.
Aftercare for IOP
Intensive Outpatient participants are evaluated well in advance to discharge and an Aftercare treatment plan is jointly formulated. During the last week, each patient attends the Aftercare Program to begin the process of transitioning into this program and to the less intensive level of service it represents.
Relapse Prevention for IOP
This 1.5 hour weekly modality is available to patients discharged from Intensive Outpatient Treatment who may need additional treatment and skill building to avoid relapse. Patients may attend this group concurrently with aftercare.