What is a Intensive Outpatient Program?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) offer structured and comprehensive treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders. These programs are a step-down from partial hospitalization programs and provide a level of care that falls between inpatient and outpatient treatment.​

Our program, spanning 9 to 12 weeks, provides education on addiction, its impacts, and the creation of a personalized treatment plan through both one-on-one and group therapy sessions. Involving the family in learning about the addiction process significantly improves the chances of recovery. Family and friends are not only invited but also encouraged to take part in the family program.

Treatment consists of individual and group counseling sessions. Group sessions include therapy and educational groups. The group sessions address the following areas:

  • Personal growth
  • Basic alcohol education
  • Assertiveness training
  • Denial and acceptance
  • Family alcohol education
  • Basic drug education
  • Dynamics of dependency and addiction
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Living sober
  • Information about HIV/AIDS
  • Information about tuberculosis
  • Parenting issues in recovery, as appropriate

The main goal of IOPs is to help individuals develop the skills and tools necessary for long-term recovery while also addressing any co-occurring disorders. This is achieved through a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and educational sessions.

How a Intensive Outpatient Program Helps With Addiction

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a popular treatment option for individuals struggling with substance abuse. These programs offer a comprehensive and structured approach to recovery, while also providing flexibility for patients to continue with their daily responsibilities. IOPs typically involve therapy sessions several times a week, allowing individuals to receive intensive treatment while still living at home or in sober living accommodations.

The main aim of IOPs is to equip individuals with the necessary tools and skills for long-term recovery, while also addressing any underlying issues. This makes them an effective choice for those transitioning from more intensive levels of care, such as inpatient rehab or partial hospitalization programs.

At Alpine Recovery, we understand that each individual’s journey to recovery is unique. That’s why our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed to be flexible and personalized according to the specific needs of our clients.

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I'm Jesse; I am an alcoholic. I attended Alpine Recovery Services from April 2009 to April 2011. I started with 9 weeks of IOP and then moved into 26 weeks of MRT. I followed all the rules of the program and embraced the assignments given to me. I began attending AA regularly as one of the requirements and found a group of people that I could truly relate to. One of the requirements of Alpine was to read a book by Dr. Milam called Under The Influence. It highlights the physiological aspects of alcoholism and how it related to my condition, which was instrumental in understanding why my body is alcoholic compared to normal people. They also required us to read the first 164 pages of the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which taught me a new way to live clean and sober. I saw people come and go throughout my time at Alpine and they all seemed to share one commonality. They all thought they could make their own rules and that the professionals at Alpine were out to get them. What I found was people who were extremely knowledgeable in their field and that truly wanted everyone to recover. One of my counselors showed me how to laugh and enjoy living in recovery that was key to learning and accepting a new way to live alcohol- and drug-free. I just celebrated 7 years clean on April 14, 2016, and could not have achieved that without my beginnings in Alpine Recovery Services. Thank You Alpine for helping me find a new way.

Jesse / Lynnwood, WA

I immediately felt welcome at Alpine from the moment I first walked through their doors. After 22 years in active addiction and losing nearly everything I cared about, I had no idea how to live life without drugs and alcohol. With the help and guidance of their counselors in the group setting there, I became honest with myself and others so that I could learn the tools necessary to stand on my own two feet, with confidence, in a life filled with Hope, Faith and Courage. I've now been free from all mind-altering substances for over a year and continue to work a strong program with the tools I learned in the intensive outpatient program and continuing care classes! The things I had let slip away are returning to my life and I've never felt better or more capable!

THANK YOU, ALPINE RECOVERY!!! You showed me how to reclaim my life!

John / Stanwood, WA

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