Intensive Outpatient Program


What is it?

Getting long-term care for mental health or substance use disorders, while you practice what you’re learning in your daily life, is critical to finding success in your journey of recovery.
Intensive Outpatient Program, also known as IOP, will help you uncover underlying issues that have led you to where you are today, and develop healthy coping strategies. The skills you will learn will help you to manage stressors and dealing with uncomfortable feelings or experiences, without having to turn to substances or destructive behaviors.


How does it work?

Mental health and substance use disorders are complex, and it can be difficult to piece together a timeline to figure out how it all started. We find that there is often trauma or an undiagnosed mental health condition beneath the surface, that, until properly addressed, you cannot truly live a fulfilled life.
Intensive Outpatient Program exposes you to a variety of groups, including evidence based approaches (CBT and DBT) that help to identify unhealthy behavior and thought patterns, experiential groups like music and art therapy to help with nonverbal communication, and educational and thought-provoking groups that will help you manage anger and develop a better relationship with yourself and your loved ones.
The program runs five days a week for three hours a day, with breaks throughout, and you can choose to attend treatment in the morning, afternoon or evening. The goal of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for you to practice the skills you’re learning, and offers the flexibility to attend treatment throughout the day so you can begin to reintegrate into your daily routine. In IOP, you will attend group therapy, and get a weekly individual session with your therapist and case manager. The days you attend each week decrease as you start to reintegrate back into your community and daily life, while still having the support to fall back on.

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Why is it important?

Research has shown that you are three times as likely to be successful in sustaining outcomes if you participate in long-term treatment like IOP.
It is important that you are ready and capable of starting to transition back into your community and returning to your family life, work or school. IOP allows you to be working on yourself in treatment, while re-engaging in community and have a strong support to fall back on while in this stage of treatment. You will also start planning aftercare and discharge goals to set you up for long-term success after treatment.

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If you need to find a place that feels comfortable and supportive, let Roots Through Recovery’s experienced clinicians and case management team work with you to help determine your next steps. We want you to have choices that will give you and your loved ones the best outcomes.

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