Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Use Disorder

The program is designed to support those with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety while continuing to working, attend school, and managing other daily responsibilities while benefiting from a highly structured and intensive treatment experience. Our “outpatient rehab” program can serve as primary treatment for someone who is struggling with maintaining sobriety or as continuing care following completion of an inpatient or residential program. Our treatment philosophy and practices are based on over 10 years’ experience in our longer-term addiction recovery services.

The goal of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is to assist patients in developing cognitive, emotional and behavioral coping skills to employ in their daily lives, while having a supportive environment in which they can process these changes. Through the therapeutic process groups, an understanding of relapse warning signs is developed, and a strong relapse prevention plan is established ultimately leading patients down the path of long term recovery.

The program uses evidence-based therapeutic models such as Process Groups , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life Skills Training, and Experiential and Process groups facilitated by a Masters Level Mental Health Professional or above.

With our Whole Person Care approach, each patient receives an individual treatment plan designed to address issues specific to them. Some examples of our daily skills training topics and strategies are:

  • Identifying triggers and managing cravings      
  • Drug refusal skills
  • Assertive communication skills
  • Intensive Group Therapy
  • Therapeutic Assignments
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Psychoeducational education
  • Grounding Techniques
  • Stress Management- Breathing/Meditation
  • Understanding 12 Step Component
  • Spirituality Awareness
  • Drug Screening
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Impulse control
  • Coping skills
  • Family roles
  • Self-care
  • Safety planning
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Work around codependency issues

The program consists of 3 three-hour group sessions three times per week for a duration of approximately 20 sessions. Morning and Evening sessions are offered to provide intensive treatment with the least amount of disruption to the patient’s work, school, or family schedule.

  • Morning IOP: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Evening IOP: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:45pm - 8:45pm

Continuing Care Group and Alumni Services are offered after treatment at no charge.  

Admission to the IOP program is a simple process that can be facilitated by one of our Admissions counselors. Admission to IOP is designed to help when you are ready. No appointment is necessary! Walk in Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm. If you prefer to make an appointment, contact us and we can schedule a free assessment.

Focus also offers an Outpatient Day Treatment Program (PHP) which can provide a higher level of care for patients who are unable to maintain abstinence at an intensive outpatient treatment level of care and/or need a medical support component and more intensive counseling services. All our services are designed for a smooth seamless transition between programs when clinically indicated.