The IOP for substance use is a step down from the level of intensity typically provided at residential treatment. You will spend up to ten hours (over at least three days a week) in a structured setting with support of licensed professionals.
An IOP may be appropriate for individuals who have completed detoxification and residential treatment, so they can continue to receive the support of treatment programming, while not requiring the need of 24 hour supervision as with residential treatment. This level of treatment may also be suitable for individuals that do not need inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment for drugs and alcohol is ideal for those already on the journey of recovery and are ready to return to work, or other responsibilities and need additional support with this transition.