Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

What is an intensive outpatient program?

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) does not require detoxification or around-the-clock supervision. It was developed to target the needs of individuals not capable of remaining alcohol- or drug-free on a typical outpatient regimen. Patients in IOPs can live at home while they receive treatment. Although IOPs are not inpatient, they provide the same intense treatment experience of inpatient programming through group dynamics. IOPs are sometimes paired with the final stages of residential treatment to help clients transition back into their families and communities.

What does an intensive outpatient program involve?

Lake Area Recovery Center’s IOP includes three aspects of care:

  1. Motivational Enhancement (ME): ME allows the counselor and client to work on motivation for treatment together by meeting the client where they are at in terms of the stages of change. This section of IOP uses the evidenced-based treatment of interactive journaling.
  2. Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Complete Curriculum (CBI-CC): CBI-CC focuses on cognitive restructuring, social skills, problem-solving, and emotional awareness.
  3. Relapse Prevention: This final stage utilizes evidenced-based treatment to continue the process of recovery with the client. We also have multiple paths of recovery which allow clients to focus on their specific needs.

How long does an intensive outpatient program last?

IOPs meet 3 days a week, 3 hours each session, for a total of 9 hours per week for 16 consecutive weeks. See our group schedule to learn more.

Contact Lake Area Recovery Center to learn more about our intensive outpatient program.