Evidence-based treatment for half a day allows you to work, go to school, or meet family responsibilities while pursuing your recovery goals. Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is one level down from partial hospitalization. As a patient in our IOP program, you receive three hours of treatment per day, three to five days per week.
Schedule For Addiction Treatment
A Flexible Schedule Makes Treatment Possible
This program works when you need intensive treatment for your alcohol or substance use disorder, but you do not need – or are unable to commit – to the six hours a day required for our partial hospitalization program, or do not need the 24/7 support and monitoring offered in our residential treatment program. At the beginning of your IOP, you collaborate with our clinical staff to create a plan that includes individual, group, and family therapy, addiction education workshops, community support, and our full range of complementary activities. Your plan is flexible, and changes as you grow in recovery to accommodate new needs as they arise.
Your Treatment Plan
Each path to addiction is unique to each individual. That means each addiction treatment plan must be unique to that individual. Your path may include past trauma, relationship and/or work problems, untreated mental illness – or none of those. We take the time to learn your story and design your plan to give you the best possible chance at sustained recovery.
Your day of treatment in our intensive outpatient program will include some, but not all, of the following treatments, therapies, or treatment topics:
- Relapse Prevention
- Grief, Loss, and Trauma
- The Science of Addiction
- The Science of Recovery
- Emotional Regulation
- Anger Management
- Setting Healthy Boundaries
- Positive Communication
- Trigger Identification/Management
- Coping Skills
- Processing Guilt and Shame
- Understanding Denial
- Hope and Recovery
- Acceptance and Recovery
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Communication skills
- The science of addiction
- The science of recovery
- 12-Step support
- Setting healthy boundaries
- General exercise
What Happens After IOP?
The length of your intensive outpatient program depends on your progress in recovery, your unique needs as identified in your addiction treatment plan, the input of your counselors, and other factors such as insurance coverage and personal commitments. You might step down a level to our outpatient program, or you may start the next phase of your journey without additional treatment.
Your next step depends on you, where you are, and where you want to go.
Get Intensive Outpatient Treatment At The Ridge In Cincinnati Ohio
Everyone who participates in our IOP program will leave with an aftercare plan. Your aftercare plan includes a list of recovery activities that work best for you, phone numbers for therapists and sponsors, and recommendations for additional community resources to explore. Most importantly, your aftercare plan connects you to The Ridge alumni community. Our alumni network is strong, active, and committed to service. With alumni support – and your commitment to sobriety and your aftercare plan – you can continue to develop relapse prevention techniques, enhance your coping skills, and thrive in your sobriety.