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Archstone Behavioral Health

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

There are many good reasons to choose an Intensive Outpatient Program. An IOP offers clients the flexibility that they may need while also providing the community and support of our caring and qualified staff.

Why Choose an IOP

An IOP is the least intensive of the programs that we offer. In addition to the flexibility that our clients may need, it is also the cheapest option for those that cannot afford to participate in some of the more time-consuming options.

Our clients are also able to get help without interrupting their personal lives. Some clients have personal and professional obligations that prevent them from attending more intensive and time-consuming treatment programs, like the Residential Program or Partial Hospitalization Program.

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What to Expect

At Archstone Behavioral Health, our Intensive Outpatient Program meets three days a week. Clients must be seen for a minimum of 9-hours a week but could be seen up to 12-hours a week based on their individualized needs. The focus in an Intensive Outpatient Program is group therapies though clients may be seen on an individualized level depending on needs.

Our typical program lasts for 20 3-hour sessions, but can be extended based on need and insurance approval.

Who Is a Good Fit for an IOP?

Recovery can be difficult to achieve, even under the best of circumstances. Those that are entering into an IOP need to understand that it is the least intensive program available. These clients are spending the least amount of time in a controlled environment and are home every night with their daily struggles and temptations.

Those that have a strong support system in place, a stable home life, transportation, and have already completed higher levels of care are the ones most likely to succeed with an Intensive Outpatient Program. Clients that have a prior history of relapse, pose a danger to themselves and others, and those without a stable home life may require an inpatient form of treatment.

For more information about our Programs and different forms of treatment call (561) 945-8078.

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