Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides a great level of care that helps a lot of people. IOP utilizes both group and individual counseling as a highly-effective treatment approach to help individuals establish or maintain recovery from addictions. We offer support to address a serious addiction while allowing enough freedom for an individual to maintain employment, family responsibilities and other activities. Our IOP groups meet in the evenings and give you enough support that it really does make a difference in your life. Research shows it is comparable to residential treatment in terms of long-term effects. Our program is a 12-step, abstinence-based model, which addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing of an individual. You are going to be getting recovery skills that you are going to be practicing and skills you can implement in your life right away, like today! Turning Point Recovery Center is largely founded upon the evidence-based implementation and success of our IOP for addiction treatment. The purpose of IOP is to provide education, support, and accountability for abstinence from substance use and to help prevent relapse. The key benefits of IOP treatment are that the client is able to remain in his/her home environment, continue with work, school, or family obligations, and practice new recovery behaviors in a familiar context.

IOP consists of the following components: Highly structured and accountable group therapy which meets for 9 hours each week. Attendance at local 12-step meetings in the community and weekly contact with other group members, random drug screenings, and weekly, individual counseling sessions

It Works

The evidence shows: IOP is effective. In a June 1, 2014 article in the journal Psychiatric Services titled “Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs: Assessing the Evidence” the panel of Ph.D. researchers reviewed 12 studies conducted over the last 17 years. They concluded, “[IOPs] are as effective as inpatient treatment for most individuals. Outcome measures of alcohol and drug use at follow-up show reductions in substance use and increases in abstinence and outcomes do not differ significantly between inpatient and IOP settings.” See the full article for yourself here:

Sometimes people wonder, “Who will I be in group with?” or have concerns such as, “I only drink alcohol, I’ve never been around drug addicts.” The fact is people are people and addiction is addiction. Group members are united by the common bond of their unmanageable experiences and their desire for change. Our groups are mixed men and women, the full age spectrum, and others recovering from both alcohol and a wide range of drugs. Despite the variety of clients in group, one thing never changes, and that is the guidance and accountability offered by the counselor and the group structure itself. Making connections with recovering peers is an integral part of IOP and avoiding relapse. The IOP at Turning Point lasts for 10 weeks (or 30 sessions), followed by continuing care. We have flexible admissions and openings for IOP now! Give us a call.