Intensive Outpatient for Substance Abuse

IOP provides locals with the level of care they need with the convenience of commuting.

PACE Recovery

Researchers estimate that one in six young adults battled a substance use disorder within the past year. This demographic is at exceptionally high risk for addiction, in part due to decreased supervision and increased social pressure. When casual drinking or drug use begins taking over your life, professional intervention is recommended. An intensive outpatient program for substance use disorder can help you recover on your own schedule.

What Is Substance Use Disorder IOP?

IOP stands for intensive outpatient program. This approach to substance use disorder treatment is intended for those who have begun to establish their independence, but who still need a high level of support and clinical intervention throughout the day. Typically, IOP participants have already detoxed and achieved physical and mental stability.

Our intensive outpatient program offers a certain degree of flexibility that makes it ideal for those juggling responsibilities at home or at school. Our core curriculum is available Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and includes:

Substance Use Disorder IOP Goals

PACE is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, doctoral-level clinicians, masters-level therapists, and drug and alcohol counselors. Our substance use disorder IOP sessions are a haven for men to receive clinical and peer support for their recovery journey. During our gender-specific meetings, participants have the opportunity to target underlying issues in a safe, collaborative environment.

To help men manage recovery while returning to their post-treatment lives, our treatment objectives include:

Do I Qualify for IOP?

To determine whether IOP is the right fit, our admissions counselors consider your history of substance use, your housing situation, and whether you are already stable. This is because participants come and go throughout the day, but ultimately reside off-campus. If your home environment is not supportive of your sobriety, residential substance use disorder programming may be recommended.

 Intensive outpatient programs are also not ideal for young men with severe addictions to alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids. If you are in need of medically supervised detoxification, we advise you to consider a residential program that includes this service.

Our IOP clients usually consist of:

Post-Relapse Treatment in Our IOP Program

Many men who have made great strides in their recovery still experience a relapse, so our IOP helps them address the relapse and get back on track as quickly as possible. During PACE IOP, clients work with clinical treatment experts to process the root cause of a relapse and establish guardrails to avoid future missteps.

Evidence-Based Therapies

PACE’s programming is built on a solid foundation of scientifically backed therapies. Our evidence-based modalities help clients to break unhealthy patterns, address past trauma, and prepare for a fulfilling life in sobriety. We use talk methods like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in combination with groundbreaking techniques like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and experiential therapy. The result is a comprehensive, holistic approach to healing from substance use disorder.

Start Your Intensive Outpatient Program Today

PACE Recovery Center offers a proven, effective outpatient program for substance use disorder. Here, you will find a focused, adaptable IOP program that helps you manage life’s obligations in the context of healthy recovery. To learn more or seek help for yourself or someone you love, call our admissions team at 800-526-1851 or submit a confidential information request.