IOP for Addictions

Intensive Outpatient Program for Addictions

The IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) for addictions at Fairwinds Treatment Center is designed for individuals addicted to substances like drugs or alcohol need regular therapy in order to maintain abstinence sustain sobriety. Some clients attend this outpatient addiction treatment program to gain control over their substance use problems before further inpatient treatment is required. Other clients attend this program as a step-down outpatient therapy option following an inpatient stay.

During the client’s initial appointment or evaluation, we can help to determine which type of program is most appropriate and if an inpatient option is necessary, we can make recommendations at that time.

Our focus is on education, community building, and group therapy. Groups are kept to an average of 8 members so all individuals get the focus needed for successful outpatient therapy. Family members, parents, and/or support persons are required to be involved in the individual’s treatment and are counseled as well to help their loved ones succeed.


The Fairwinds Treatment Center IOP for Addictions

Treatment Around Your Schedule

Intensive outpatient programs have proven to be successful part of continued care. IOP is designed to provide psychological, behavioral, and social support therapies to people while they continue to live at home.

Clients typically attend the Intensive Outpatient Treatment sessions about 3 times per week and engage in individual or group therapy. To help fit into our client’s schedules, The Fairwinds Treatment Center IOP offers sessions during both the day and evening.

The level of communication loved ones have with the patient depends on the treatment program.

Fairwinds Treatment Center IOP for Addictions Highlights:

  • 3-5 times per week
  • 10 hours per week
  • Can live at home
  • Day and/or evening sessions

Below are some of the areas and topics are covered in the Fairwinds Treatment Center IOP for Addictions:

  • Post-Acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS
  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Tools for managing urges and cravings
  • Understanding the brain chemistry of addiction
  • Progression of the disease of addiction
  • Introduction to the Twelve Steps
  • Spirituality



If you are ready to discuss treatment for yourself or a loved one, the Fairwinds admissions team is here to help.

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