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Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Offered as a step-down option from our Primary Residential level of care or as a stand-alone program, our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) model offers services specifically designed to assist recovering clients who have a desire to attend college. Our Life of Purpose IOP model also provides a transitional option for clients discharging from inpatient care at another treatment facility.

Our IOP model features a minimum nine-hour clinical week with clients attending group sessions at least three evenings per week. The clinical continuum includes individual therapy, case management, and at least seven hours of group therapy per week. One of the primary goals of IOP treatment is an emphasis on relapse prevention as clients learn to integrate coping skills into real life situations.

At Life of Purpose, we realize that every one of our clients is unique and that each path to academic success can vary. Upon admission, we assess the needs of each client to determine which ancillary services will best aid their educational pursuit.

Our team of Academically Focused Case Managers collaborates closely with our clinical team of professionals to develop individualized, flexible treatment plans. Clients coming from Primary Care will keep their same individualized team of professionals. We offer assistance with admission applications, financial aid applications, and class registration. As needed, clients are linked with disability services through university student services or are assisted in obtaining tutoring in a particular academic subject.

In addition, clients progressing through IOP will take part in our Academically Focused Aftercare Program to provide support as they manage their classroom hours with part-time work schedule while meeting their weekly outpatient clinical treatment hours. During the last 30 days of IOP, clients will gradually become fully transitioned to aftercare because their school and work hours tend to increase along with their sober social activities.

During our IOP level of care, clients are encouraged to continue participate in local 12 step fellowships. We believe building a robust support network is vital to long-term recovery.