Intensive Outpatient Program

An IOP, Intensive Outpatient Program, is an option available to clients who are in their early recovery transition. Often these individuals have completed full-time addiction treatment and are ready to begin independent living. Intensive Outpatient Treatment is an immersive, part-time therapeutic program offering a flexible schedule so individuals can resume work, school, and family life.

Ideally, an IOP will help those in recovery build daily habits and routines while still having access to treatment. At Rehab Carolinas, we provide IOPs as an option for people who are ready and able to transition back into daily life. They will still receive regular support and therapy as they make this major step in their recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program

IOP caseloads at Rehab Carolinas have a cap of 35 to 40 patients at any one time. This allows a high staff-to-patient ratio, which ensures that everyone receives the attention they need. Individuals in these programs at Rehab Carolinas build small and tight-knit communities with their peers in the same stage of recovery, providing support for each other during the recovery process.

The IOP system allows patients to gain employment and attend school, which is often vital for building sustainable, sober lifestyles. An IOP is an excellent option for people who have already completed a full-time and intensive treatment program because it ensures that recovering people still have access to the clinical support they need.

IOPs are a great way to reintroduce work and family responsibilities while having access to therapy and medical staff. They also allow individuals to create normal, daily routines, practice learned sober living skills, and address their long-term treatment needs.


Intensive Outpatient Program

IOP Clinical Services

Intensive Outpatient Treatment requires that clients live in a sober living residence, which staff will then coordinate with to ensure that all needs are met. This collaboration helps ensure that the clients have access to all the tools necessary for a sober lifestyle. Clients are encouraged to enter into a local twelve-step fellowship, find a sponsor, and begin working the recovery steps through these programs. IOPs help clients make this transition from intensive and structured rehab to self-sustained care.

Clinical hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and offer individual therapy, group therapy, and family counseling sessions. IOP treatment serves to help clients understand what it means to be held accountable for their continued recovery and to build new lives. They can take concerns to the therapy specialist to further develop their coping skills, and they receive feedback on their progress and the challenges they’ve faced. It provides a forum to speak honestly about the struggles of returning to sobriety.

IOP treatment is available through Rehab Carolinas as a continuing treatment option. It is most often made available to continuing dual diagnosis treatment and is meant to promote a full recovery with individualized care plans, a close community, and therapeutic support.


If you or a loved one would benefit from an Intensive Outpatient Program, call us today and speak with an addiction treatment specialist. Your sober life is waiting and so are we.

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