Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

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What is intensive outpatient treatment?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) provide mental health and substance abuse treatment without hospitalization or residential care. For example, in an intensive outpatient program mental health patients would be able to receive needed support throughout their week while keeping up a job. The same goes for those struggling with substance abuse or co-occurring conditions.

Most patients who choose intensive outpatient treatment programs:

  • Cannot take time off work or school for residential treatment
  • Do not require medically supervised detoxification
  • Are newly sober and require extra support
  • Are transitioning home or to sober living after completing residential treatment

Intensive outpatient rehab at Sovereign Health

Sovereign Health’s IOP programs are designed to meet the mental health needs of adolescents and adults. Intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment is also available. We also have a variety of specialized programs, some of which are specific according to age, gender or diagnosis. All IOP services are culturally and linguistically appropriate. We treat:

  • Men and women
  • Adolescents, adults, older adults
  • Mental health disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Dual diagnosis
What is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease that manipulates a person’s sense of reward, motivation, memory and a number of related neurological functions.

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What’s the time commitment?

Schedules for intensive outpatient programs vary according to the type of treatment needed and individual patients’ needs. In general, most patient schedules include:

  • Three hours a day (or evening)
  • Five days per week (usually Monday through Friday)
  • Minimum five weeks OR
  • Three evenings per week (Monday, Wednesday Thursday in San Clemente)
  • Four to eight weeks

Intensive outpatient treatment modalities

Sovereign Health uses the same evidence-based modalities in our IOP that we use for our residential Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis programs. Some of these include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Process groups
  • Medication management
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Experiential therapy (yoga, meditation, music, art)
  • Relapse prevention
  • Ancillary services as needed
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Our multidisciplinary team

Clinical care team members include professionals in neurology, psychiatry, addiction medicine, psychology, adolescent medicine, counseling, nutrition and other areas of expertise. A typical IOP care team would consist of:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Primary therapist
  • Group counselors
  • Medical staff
  • Case manager

Ancillary services (Vary by location)

Our ancillary services include specific tests, treatments and services that can be incorporated into IOP care when indicated:

  • Pharmacogenetic testing
  • Neurofeedback
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Court services
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Next Step (San Clemente location)

Next Step is a new component of Sovereign Health’s IOP that helps patients resume their educational and career goals. Our counselors assist patients in assessing their goals, building their resumes and applications, and preparing for their job interviews. Patients also are invited to attend life skill groups and workshops designed to build confidence, motivation and dreams for the future.

Recovery Management (Varies by location)

After treatment is complete, we continue to provide recovery support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer weekly meetings, individual counseling, case management, outreach opportunities and access to Technology Enhanced Aftercare and Monitoring (T.E.A.M.). T.E.A.M. helps keep former patients connected and involved in the sober community as they adjust to their new way of living.

What our Clients Say!

‘We learned to talk about things in a safe environment & know we won’t be judged because we all have things we have to work towards here.’

About Sovereign Health

Sovereign Health is a leader in treating mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. We use comprehensive diagnostics to identify all underlying and co-occurring conditions and provide trauma-informed care. Evidence-based, holistic treatment and recovery management after discharge provide the support patients need for lasting recovery. We offer residential, outpatient and sober living housing. You can find out more about all our treatment programs by calling our 24/7 helpline. We can answer questions and verify insurance benefits.