What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
An Intensive Outpatient Program is a form of addiction treatment that takes place for a few hours, a few days a week. An IOP program offers individuals the flexibility of going to work or school while participating in addiction treatment and therapy. An IOP program is usually used as a transition step after an individual goes through a residential inpatient treatment. IOP can, however, be used as a stand-alone treatment in some cases.
At Guardian Recovery Network we offer several comprehensive IOP programs for clients who have either already completed medical detox and inpatient treatment, or who do not necessarily require those higher levels of clinical care. Most IOP programs offer a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, recovery-related group workshops, the development of healthy coping mechanisms and an intense focus on relapse prevention training.