What is the Purpose of Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

For those attempting sobriety for the first time, you may be wondering why you would need any additional therapy once you graduate from your residential treatment program. You have successfully detoxed from your substance of choice, and have addressed your underlying mental and emotional issues which led you to substance abuse in the first place. You have plans to dive into recovery by actively participating in your local 12-step meetings, and have established a plan for housing after residential treatment. What purpose would intensive outpatient treatment serve for you?



First and foremost, you can never have too much firepower on your side in your battle for long term sobriety. Intensive outpatient treatment puts several useful tools in your “recovery tool kit” which often come in handy early in your sobriety. The lessons you’ve learned during your time in our residential treatment program will be refined and expanded upon in IOP. The group meetings are also an opportunity for you to share your experience practicing those new coping skills you’ve learned, and to receive feedback from the group as to ways in which to improve those skills. Your contribution to your peers is as valuable to the recove