Intensive Outpatient Program
IPS created an effective outpatient program based on SAMSHA’s evidence-based research and practices. Ideal candidates for intensive outpatient treatment have a safe home environment. If a person lives with other people who use drugs or drink, residential treatment is generally recommended to get the person away from these triggers for relapse. While not as intensive as inpatient, outpatient programs are designed to establish support mechanisms, help with relapse management, and provide coping strategies.
Groups are conveniently available during the day and evening to accommodate different schedules. Participants meet three times a week during two hour sessions, one four hour session per week, and monthly individual sessions. Those that complete the lesson plans and maintain sobriety typically finish the program in about 6 weeks and graduate to supportive outpatient treatment. IOP is typically 6 weeks long but can vary based on patient need. Once IOP is completed, the patient will move to Supportive Outpatient Programming.