Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a structured treatment option for individuals battling substance abuse or mental health issues who don’t require full-time care. IOP allows participants to live at home and maintain daily responsibilities, such as work or school while receiving comprehensive care.

This intensive form of outpatient care includes attending therapy sessions for several hours a day, multiple days a week. These programs focus on group therapy, individual counseling, and educational workshops that teach coping strategies and relapse prevention. IOPs are ideal for those transitioning from inpatient care or those who need more support than traditional outpatient therapy offers, providing a balanced approach to recovery and rehabilitation.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a comprehensive treatment approach for individuals struggling with substance abuse or addiction. It provides a structured and intensive level of care while allowing participants to continue living at home and maintaining their daily responsibilities. IOPs are designed to bridge the gap between inpatient treatment and outpatient therapy, offering a more intensive level of support than traditional outpatient programs

IOPs also provide learning opportunities so clients can understand why substance use and abuse happen. Clients can expect to be guided by experienced clinical staff throughout their recovery journey, receiving support and guidance as they work toward their goal of sobriety.

Aliya Health Group offers intensive outpatient programming at our treatment centers across the country. Reach out today and learn more about how we can help. 

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What Are the Benefits of IOP for Addiction?

IOPs offer several benefits for individuals seeking addiction treatment:

What to Expect During an Intensive Outpatient Program

After completing our partial hospitalization program , clients can transition into our intensive outpatient program for continued treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. In the IOP phase of treatment, clients further their journey towards recovery through intensive therapy sessions and other evidence-based approaches.

Like partial hospitalization, clients in IOP receive continuing care and support while recovering outside of our residential facilities. As a lower level of care, IOP provides treatment services within a less restrictive schedule. During treatment, our IOP services aim to address and deter any potential relapse—whether the person is in recovery from substance abuse, severe mental illness, or co-occurring disorders.

Our intensive outpatient services include:

Recognizing that recovery is an ongoing process rather than a single event, we provide comprehensive support to facilitate your success. For this reason, our IOP services assist you and your peers in developing a strong foundation for sustained recovery. To promote lasting recovery, our comprehensive approach also encourages involvement from family members whenever possible.

Therapy Services in Intensive Outpatient Programs

Aliya Health Group’s intensive outpatient program offers a structured yet flexible treatment schedule that balances recovery with everyday life. By participating in IOP, you’ll have access to a wide range of evidence-based therapies designed to address mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges that contribute to substance abuse and mental illness.

Our experienced team of substance abuse and mental health professionals provide specialized attention and guidance in developing your individualized treatment plan to meet your needs, goals, and preferences.

Intensive therapies in IOP treatment include:

Whether you need drug addiction counseling or mental health therapy, IOP counseling sessions are designed to equip you with healthy coping skills that you can utilize in all areas of your life to improve your personal well-being, peer relationships, and career growth.

As you advance through the intensive outpatient program, you’ll continue applying the skills you’ve learned to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle both in and outside of treatment.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy provides personalized attention to address specific issues and develop tailored coping strategies. During these sessions, you can address any personal struggles or triggers that may be contributing to your addiction and work towards developing healthy coping mechanisms.

Group Therapy

Group therapy offers a community setting where participants can share experiences and support each other, facilitating social skills and mutual healing. Group sessions may focus on a specific topic, such as relapse prevention or communication skills, and are led by a trained therapist.

Family Therapy

Family therapy provides a supportive environment for both the individual in treatment and their loved ones. It can help improve communication and relationships, as well as provide education on how to support recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Before entering outpatient treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, most people have a long list of questions about what it’s like to get help. To help you gain a better understanding of what to expect during intensive outpatient treatment, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions.

What Is Outpatient vs Inpatient?

Outpatient and inpatient are two different types of treatment settings for addiction recovery. Outpatient treatment allows individuals to continue living at home while attending therapy sessions and participating in other recovery activities. Inpatient, or residential, treatment involves staying at a facility for an extended period of time while receiving round-the-clock care.

For this reason, IOP is typically less intensive than residential treatment, allowing you to attend sessions while still maintaining your daily responsibilities. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who cannot take extended time off from work or family obligations.

Depending on your specific needs, our admissions team will help you enter the best treatment setting for you.

What Is IOP vs PHP?

IOP and PHP are both forms of outpatient treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders. The main difference between the two is the level of care and intensity of treatment provided.

IOP typically involves attending therapy sessions several times a week, for a few hours each session. It allows individuals to continue with their daily responsibilities such as work or school while receiving treatment. On the other hand, PHP requires more time commitment, with patients attending therapy sessions for most of the day but returning home at night.

The type of program recommended for you will depend on your specific needs and circumstances. Our admissions team will assess your situation during the initial consultation and recommend the best course of treatment for you.

Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment Right For Me?

Intensive outpatient (IOP) programs are ideal for individuals who do not require 24/7 medical supervision but still need a structured treatment plan. This may be right for you if you have completed detox and/or inpatient treatment or if your addiction/mental health disorder is less severe and does not require constant monitoring.

Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment Effective?

Research has shown that intensive outpatient treatment can be just as effective as inpatient treatment for certain individuals. It provides a more affordable and flexible option, allowing individuals to receive the necessary support while still being able to fulfill their daily obligations.

However, the effectiveness of IOP depends on several factors such as the severity of the addiction or mental illness, level of motivation and commitment from the individual, and access to a supportive social network. For this reason, it is important for individuals considering IOP to thoroughly discuss their options with a healthcare professional and determine if this type of treatment is the best fit for their needs.

What Does the IOP Treatment Process Look Like?

At our outpatient rehabs, we take a personalized approach to treatment. Upon intake, you will undergo a thorough assessment to determine the best course of action for your specific needs. From there, our team of licensed professionals will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that may include group therapy, individual counseling, and other holistic therapies.

How Long Are IOP Programs?

The duration of treatment in an IOP program varies depending on individual needs and progress. However, most intensive outpatient programs last for 8-10 weeks, with sessions held three days a week for 3 hours each day. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and skills to maintain long-term sobriety and live a fulfilling life.

How Often Do I Go To IOP?

The frequency of attending IOP sessions also varies depending on the facility and your treatment plan. Typically, clients attend IOP sessions three times a week, as mentioned before. As you progress in your recovery journey, the frequency of sessions may decrease to twice a week or even once a week. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best schedule for your individual needs.

How Long Are IOP Groups?

IOP groups typically last for about an hour per session. This allows enough time for meaningful discussions and activities to take place. However, the exact duration may vary depending on the specific needs of each client and the topics being covered in a particular session. Our experienced facilitators will ensure that each group is structured and focused, providing valuable insights and tools for your recovery journey.

What Happens During IOP Sessions?

During IOP sessions, you will engage in a variety of activities designed to help you understand and cope with your addiction. These may include group therapy sessions, individual counseling sessions, educational workshops, expressive arts therapies, and experiential therapies. You will also have the opportunity to share your experiences with others going through similar struggles, gaining support and encouragement from peers who understand what you are going through.

What Amenities Are Included During IOP?

During our intensive outpatient program, we offer a variety of amenities to enhance your treatment experience. Our facility provides a comfortable and safe environment for you to focus on your recovery. As part of our commitment to holistic healing, we offer access to fitness facilities and outdoor recreational areas for physical activity and relaxation.

We also provide transportation services for those who may need assistance getting to and from our outpatient treatment facility. We understand that each individual’s needs are unique, so please let us know if there are any specific accommodations or support services that you require.

Our goal is to ensure that you have everything you need to successfully complete our intensive outpatient program and continue on your journey towards long-term sobriety.

Is Aftercare Included in IOP?

Yes, aftercare is an essential component of our intensive outpatient program. We understand that recovery is a lifelong journey and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Our aftercare program includes regular check-ins, support groups, and resources for continued growth and healing.

What Happens Once I Complete IOP?

Once you have completed our intensive outpatient program (IOP), we want to make sure that you have the necessary tools and support to continue your journey towards long-term sobriety. This is why we offer a comprehensive outpatient program (OP) designed to help you maintain your progress and prevent relapse.

Our outpatient treatment includes ongoing therapy sessions, group support meetings, and various workshops and activities focused on relapse prevention, stress management, and healthy coping mechanisms. We believe that continued support is crucial in maintaining sobriety and we are dedicated to helping you stay on track.

Does Aliya Health Group Offer Sober Living In IOP?

Aliya Health Group offers sober living options as part of our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in several locations across the United States. Sober living homes provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals in recovery to live while they continue their treatment. These sober homes offer structure, accountability, and peer support to help residents maintain their sobriety outside of treatment. In states that we do not provide sober living options, our team can assist you in finding a reputable sober living home that aligns with your needs and goals. 

You Are Not Alone

Addiction is an ever-growing problem across the United States. As it stands, opioids account for two-thirds (69%) of drug-related deaths55 people across the nation die each day from an overdose of illicit or prescription opioids.

Unfortunately, Washington State is no different, with more than 68% of drug overdose deaths involving an opioid. Likewise, addiction to drugs and alcohol impacts the lives of Washington resident’s health and well-being in a myriad of ways. The Washington State Department of Health’s 2022 data on the drug overdose burden includes:

Aliya Health Group aims to turn these stats around with person-centered care for those who need addiction treatment. If you or anyone you know needs our drug and alcohol rehab program in Washington, call 888-973-2078 to speak with a recovery specialist today.

What Happens After IOP?

After completing an intensive outpatient program (IOP), individuals typically progress to less intensive care in a traditional outpatient program (OP), which requires fewer sessions per week. They may also join support groups like AA or NA for ongoing community support. Aftercare planning and lifestyle adjustments help maintain long-term recovery and prevent relapse.

Outpatient Program and Sober Living

Completing an IOP is a significant milestone in the recovery journey, but ongoing support is crucial to maintain long-term sobriety. Outpatient programs and sober living options to help individuals transition back into their daily lives while maintaining a strong support system.

Our outpatient programs include services such as:

Sober living environments provide a structured and supportive living arrangement for individuals who have completed an IOP or inpatient treatment. These settings offer a drug-free and alcohol-free environment, peer support, and accountability, helping individuals solidify their recovery and develop independent living skills.

Does Insurance Cover IOP?

Many health insurance plans, including private insurance and government-funded programs like Medicaid and Medicare, cover at least a portion of the costs associated with IOPs. However, coverage can vary depending on the specific plan and the treatment facility. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider and the treatment center to understand the extent of coverage and any out-of-pocket costs you may be responsible for.

We accept health insurance

At Aliya Health Group, our intensive outpatient treatment facilities accept most major health insurance providers on both a national and local level. Some of the insurance plans we currently work with include (but are not limited to) the following:


Check to see if your insurance is in-network at one of our rehab facilities.

Intensive Outpatient Program at Aliya Health Group

At Aliya Health Group, we understand the unique challenges individuals face in overcoming addiction. Our intensive outpatient program is designed to provide comprehensive and personalized care, combining evidence-based therapies with holistic approaches to support long-term recovery.

Our experienced team of addiction professionals, including licensed therapists, counselors, and medical professionals, work collaboratively to create individualized treatment plans tailored to  your specific needs and goals.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, our intensive outpatient program may be the right step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how we can support you on your journey to recovery.

Finding an Intensive Outpatient Facility Near You

At Aliya Health Group, we provide a wide range of evidence-based treatments to meet the needs of each client. Our intensive outpatient programs provide continuing care as they start on the path to long-term sobriety. 

If you are looking to heal from alcoholism, drug addiction, or polysubstance abuse, consider one of our nationwide IOP treatment facilities. Each of our facilities provides a safe and supportive environment to help you establish a strong foundation of recovery.”

Situated in cities across the United States, Aliya Health Group offers comprehensive outpatient services to help clients begin their journey to long-lasting recovery.

Our outpatient treatment center locations include:

Treatment Locations

Vogue Recovery Center
Phoenix, Arizona

4122 North 17th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Detox, Residential, PHP, OP | Veterans Program

Royal Life Centers at Seaglass
Prescott, Arizona

707 W Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86305

Residential Treatment, IOP, OP, Sober Living | Female Only Programming

South Coast Behavioral Health
Newport Beach, California

2220 University Dr
Newport Beach
CA 92660

PHP, IOP, OP | Aftercare Services and Holistic Wellness Center

Malibu Recovery Center
Los Angeles, California

12532 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604

PHP, IOP, OP | Aftercare Services and Holistic Wellness Center

Addiction Treatment Center in Centennial, CO

Footprints to Recovery
Centennial, Colorado

6505 S Paris St.
Centennial, CO 80111

PHP, IOP, OP | Aftercare Services and Holistic Wellness Center

Footprints to Recovery
Elgin, Illinois

411 W River Rd
Elgin, IL 60123

Detox, Residential, PHP, IOP, & OP | LGBTQIA & Trauma-Informed Care

Rehab Facilities in Las Vegas Nevada

Vogue Recovery Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

4011 McLeod Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Detox, Residential, PHP, IOP, & OP | Chronic Pain Track & Veterans Program

Footprints to Recovery
Hamilton Township, NJ

3535 Quakerbridge Rd Ste 300
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

PHP, IOP, OP | Wisdom Warrior 35+ and Trauma-Focused Treatment

Footprints to Recovery Mental Health
Hamilton Township, NJ

3535 Quakerbridge Rd Ste 300
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

Residential, PHP, IOP, OP |  Trauma-Focused Treatment

Royal Life Centers
at Sound Recovery
Lacey, Washington

8645 Martin Way E
Lacey, WA 98516

PHP, IOP, OP | Extended Long-Term Care & Wellbriety Certified Treatment

Royal Life Centers
at Cascade Heights
Mead, Washington

14525 N Newport Hwy
Mead, WA 99021

PHP, IOP, OP | Extended Long-Term Care & Wellbriety Certified Treatment

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