Treatment Programs Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Abuse

An introduction to outpatient care, IOP programs allow you to build healthy coping skills outside of clinical treatment while affording you increasing independence.

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What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at The Recovery Village in Columbus, Ohio allows people to transition from inpatient care (such as medical detox and partial hospitalization) to outpatient treatment while affording an increased sense of independence. In an intensive outpatient program, those recovering from substance abuse can heal not only from the physical effects of addiction but also the emotional and physiological impacts of co-occurring mental health issues like depression.

Who Needs Intensive Outpatient Programming?

A good candidate for IOP has:

  • Completed a residential or partial hospitalization program
  • Developed strong coping skills
  • Shown they are capable and willing to participate in their treatment plan
  • A solid support system to rely on, at home or in the community

What to Expect During the Treatment Process

At The Recovery Village, we understand that addiction affects all areas of your life, and it can take more than an acute treatment program or hospitalization to completely heal from substance abuse. A more medically involved form of outpatient care, intensive outpatient programs serve as a smooth transition from residential treatment and offer comprehensive daytime therapy. During the IOP, you can live off-site or in a sober living facility while attending daily scheduled appointments and interventions.

Intensive outpatient program guidelines dictate patients participate in at least nine hours of therapy each week. Each day you will set aside a specific amount of time to your personal fight against addiction, but you won’t be alone. While you meet with medical professionals to address your physical needs, you will also spend time with a therapist to overcome any co-occurring disorders you face. Our multidisciplinary approach focuses on whole-person recovery, treating substance abuse addiction as well as mental health disorders. During confidential, one-on-one sessions with your therapist, you’ll learn how to bolster your mental health and deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, or any other issues you need guidance on.

Alongside individual counseling, IOPs also offer group treatment sessions. Skills-based group therapy sessions focus on developing strategies for everyday sober living outside therapy and build your sense of independence and freedom as you transition to outpatient care. In these groups, you’ll have the chance to share your addiction testimony, meet people who share your struggles, and walk the path to recovery surrounded by others doing the same.

The Recovery Village’s IOP Program Includes:

  • Mental health counseling
  • Daily medication management
  • Support group meetings
  • 12-step programming
  • Exercise and recreational opportunities

For many people, participation in an IOP leads to long-lasting recovery. However, there are a couple of important considerations with IOPs to keep in mind. To enroll in this kind of treatment, it is vital that you have a strong support system (at home, in the community, at the center, etc.) since outpatient does not provide the same level of supervision as inpatient treatment. But most importantly, to get the most out of an intensive outpatient program, your willingness and commitment to being an active participant in your recovery plan is key. In your personal journey back to health, your motivation and dedication will make all the difference.

Why Participate in An Intensive Outpatient Program?

The Recovery Village’s IOP helps those who have undergone the preliminary levels of care transition to less-involved and more self-directed forms of treatment. When you are ready to take the next step in your journey to wellness, an IOP might be for you if:

  • You are in recovery from eating disorders or struggle with mental health issues like depression. The Recovery Village’s intensive outpatient program emphasizes a healthy relationship with food while helping patients bolster their mental well-being.
  • You need continued help in the fight against addiction. This IOP offers skills-based group therapy, where you can connect with others who understand your struggle and learn actionable strategies for daily sobriety.
  • You want to be fully committed to recovery. After completing higher levels of inpatient care, you run the risk of relapse if you don’t seek continued treatment. If you are dedicated to a life of sobriety, participation in an IOP boosts your continued healing.

Your Recovery Is Possible

The journey through treatment may be long, but you’ll never be alone. The intensive outpatient program at The Recovery Village in Columbus, Ohio allows you to tackle your addiction head-on with a supportive community at your side 24/7. With therapy and group meetings during the day, IOPs will help you build your resilience to relapse, regain your mental health, and enable you to lead a fulfilling life after addiction.

What Our Patients Have to Say

Trippie Hippie WRLD
Trippie Hippie WRLD
05:58 07 Nov 21
Sorry folks, But this is actually a question. Can you do inpatient here and stay on methadone if you are taking methadone when you go into inpatient ?
Jack Castrigano
Jack Castrigano
17:53 02 Nov 21
Very welcoming to all, this place helped me so much! Thank you RVC OH!!!!! ❤️‍🩹
Dana Lang
Dana Lang
21:43 12 Oct 21
I have been to five rehabs and this one was one of the best. The therapists and counselors seem to really care and they were knowledgeable on the subjects they spoke about. The food was very good even though being addicts as we are, there still are complaints. The rooms were nice and clean. They had a nice gym and recreational activities inside and out.I would go back if needed, but I feel as though I am going to do very good.
Josh Riggs
Josh Riggs
19:00 05 Oct 21
Recovery village is a top notch facility with friendly staff and truly cares. Best recovery center around. A+
jordan scolaro
jordan scolaro
16:44 01 Oct 21
I loved my experience! The staff was awesome i cant recommend enough
Eileen Martin
Eileen Martin
17:50 22 Sep 21
Awesome experience. The facility was very nice. The classes by the instructors were extremely helpful and l learned a tremendous amount about my disease. I also had my medication adjusted for my benefit. Highly recommend this opportunity to get sober if you want a good foundation to a sober life filled with hope and recovery.

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