What is an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)?

What is an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)?

The primary goal of the Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP) is to assist you in completing the transition to a life in recovery. Carefully, under the guidance of the Lakeview staff and with the full support of your peers, responsibility for your daily routine shifts to you. At this point in treatment, you probably have several weeks of sobriety to your credit. You’ve gained experience, you’ve had time to develop your coping skills, and you’ve tested your sobriety strategies where they matter most – out in the world.

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Taking the first step is tough. We understand what’s going through your mind as you consider checking yourself into rehab. We know what it’s like to be afraid of recovery and sobriety. To get started, provide your contact information below and one of our specialists will contact you within 30 minutes. They’ll help you begin the admission process, and answer any and all questions you might have – but you have to answer the phone when they call!

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An Intensive Outpatient Program Prepares You for Life Beyond Treatment

The outpatient treatment program at Lakeview Health is all about developing personal accountability, setting long-term recovery goals, and building an Aftercare plan to help you transition from treatment to everyday life. At this point, you have a solid idea about how you’re going to approach sobriety.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is the next step on your journey. You have more time to put your new coping mechanisms to the test, but you still receive a half day of on-site clinical support to help you prepare for what’s to come: a healthy, productive, sober life. At the Intensive Outpatient level of care, you live off campus at home or in a sober living environment. You participate in many of the same of recovery groups, wellness activities, and social support meetings you did during the earlier stages of your treatment. You build on your progress by spending more time outside of treatment than in treatment.

In our IOP programs, you receive at least three hours of structured therapy per day. If you are at the facility during meal times, you are invited to eat healthy and delicious meals in our facility dining rooms, with healthy snacks available between meals.

Your focus now shifts to working with your primary therapist, medical staff, and any external providers to create an Aftercare plan that works for you.

Less therapy time and more personal time means that during IOP, you spend more time away from the Lakeview Health treatment center than you spend at it – but you’re not on your own quite yet. You have the full support of the Lakeview clinical team at your disposal. You spend time with your Aftercare Coordinator perfecting your Aftercare plan, collaborating and brainstorming with therapists and peers about triggers and how to deal with them, and finally, making concrete, big-picture decisions about what’s next for you.

Learn more about the differences between outpatient vs inpatient treatment.

Medical Detox Safe, 24/7 medically supervised detox for alcohol, opioids, and drugs.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Withdrawal stabilization with continued medical monitoring.
Residential Treatment Inpatient treatment focused on dialing into the components of your individual recovery plan.
Partial Hospitalization Individuals live at home or at a recovery residence while attending full-day treatment at the facility.
Intensive Outpatient Structured programming for support as you practice sobriety skills outside of treatment.
Aftercare We’ll help facilitate your transition from treatment into a life of recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Lets You Begin a New Life

It’s an exciting time: independent sobriety is right around the corner, and you’re on the verge of living the life you want on your own terms. When you reach the end of your time in our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP), you’ll have the tools you need to live a life free of alcohol and drugs. And another amazing thing happens: you become a member of our active, engaged, and extensive Alumni network, which allows you to give back, help people who are new to addiction treatment and sobriety – just like you were when you arrived – and complete the circle of service unique to Lakeview Health.

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At Lakeview Health, we provide safe, comfortable environments to focus on your whole health – mind, body, and spirit. Our team of experts help you address alcohol and substance use disorders simultaneously with any co-occurring mental health or physical health issues. The evidence-based, comprehensive care helps you begin your recovery with structured support and build skills for long-term sobriety.

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