Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
An Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, is a level of care for people struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and/or mental health issues.
Two IOP Workshops With Red Willow Counseling And Recovery
Each IOP workshop is different, but one goal is the same, to help you achieve better control of your life. Our goal for substance abuse is to help you reduce use and find joy in an abstinence lifestyle.
Mental health IOP focuses on developing mental health coping skills and facing fears with confidence.
How IOP Works
With this structure, program participants can get the help they need, while also working at a job, spending time with family, and participating in other aspects of their lives. This is often most appropriate for those transitioning in or out of inpatient residential treatment. In other situations, IOP is an alternative to residential treatment altogether.
Most of the time spent in IOP is in group therapy and educational groups. Sometimes an IOP will provide individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and/or medication management. An IOP may be designed to treat substance abuse disorders, mental health challenges, or both.
Intensive Outpatient treatment is the recommended level of care for individuals with mild-to-moderate symptoms who can manage their own schedules along with family, school, and/or employment obligations.
Benefits Of Intensive Outpatient Programs
An IOP is not recommended as the first point of treatment for those with severe addictions or persistent, co-occurring disorders, or mental health struggles. Prior to completion of a full-time program, these cases are referred to a residential level of care since they require more comprehensive treatment and 24-hour supervision.
Our IOP occurs during the daytime or evening to fit the schedules of many patients. We have many providers and therapists that can help improve your mental and emotional state.
We offer groups for Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and LGBTQ+ (Seasons).
If you have more questions about Intensive Outpatient Programs or how our office handles different issues, check out each individual IOP page or give Red Willow Counseling a call today at (385) 202-5315.