Positive Sobriety Institute’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for men and women with alcohol, drug, or pain medication use disorder who do not require more intensive levels of residential treatment. An IOP is the first step for individuals requiring close monitoring and the length of stay is determined after thorough evaluations and assessments are performed.
Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP helps patients begin the recovery process through education, counseling and support. The goal is to promote lifestyle changes supportive of recovery. Each client works with a dedicated addiction counselor to develop an individualized treatment plan. The length of the IOP program can vary between four to twelve weeks, or longer, depending on the individual’s need. Group sessions include both psycho-educational and process groups on important recovery topics.
Recognizing that substance dependency is a family disease, Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP dedicates time for family sessions. Family members are an important part of our treatment approach. We invite patients, families and referring treatment team members to contribute to the individual’s recovery plan. Positive Sobriety Institute’s interdisciplinary treatment team of certified addiction counselors, registered nurses, and social workers provide IOP services under the direction of our medical director, Dr. Dan Angres.
IOP Admission Criteria
In order to qualify for Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP, the following criteria must be met:
- Individual is medically and mentally stable
- Individual is 18 years or older
- Individual is motivated for sobriety
Establishing Life-Long Sobriety
Positive Sobriety Institute’s IOP gives individuals the opportunity to continue living at home and work in the community during treatment. Individuals are able to begin implementing the recovery skills acquired through the program and are provided the opportunity to process their experience in a safe and supportive group environment. By doing this, they begin to establish a foundation for life-long sobriety.