What is IOP?

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (also known as IOP for “Intensive Outpatient Program”) is a primary treatment program recommended by a clinical assessment. IOP is a level of care recommended for those who do not need medically-supervised detox. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox. Treatment at the inpatient level of care – on a part-time yet intensive schedule – is designed to accommodate job search, work and family life.

The intensive outpatient drug program at The Amy Winehouse Project provides clients treatment from master’s level clinicians and addiction specialists and helps them connect with others in treatment for addictions to get support on their own recovery journey. The intensive outpatient program – 9 to 15 hours a week – helps clients successfully transition from active addiction back into their lives as recovering,healthy  functioning adults.

In the Intensive Outpatient Program, clients receive weekly services through both group therapy and with an individual therapist while in treatment. Groups are small and generally do not exceed 10 people, allowing for a safe environment where no one gets lost in the crowd.

Clients learn a range of addiction education and valuable recovery skills in intensive outpatient treatment. These include:

    • Identifying and Managing Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS
    • Learning Relapse Prevention skills
    • Managing Urges and Cravings
    • Addressing Other Addictive Behaviors or Personality Traits
    • Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction
    • Breaking Through Denial
    • Practicing Mindfulness in Recovery
    • Identifying Stages of Change
    • Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders and Their Effects on Addiction and Recovery
    • Accepting and Acting on Feedback
    • Practicing Effective Communication
    • Effectively Managing Anger, Stress and Anxiety
    • Identifying Triggers and Learning Healthy Ways to Deal with Them
    • Improving Decision-Making Abilities
    • Creating Healthy Relationships
What is OP?

At the Amy Winehouse Project Outpatient (or OP) treatment services are approached as a step down from IOP services. Customized programs can include a group session and an individual session per week, only individual sessions, or a combination of a DBT group and an individual session per week. There is no structured end date to the OP program, as it is tailored to each client’s needs. Research shows that clients with a combination of addiction and co-occurring disorders benefit from less intensive, yet longer-term treatment, after the initial months of early recovery have passed.

The Amy Winehouse Project offers this unique ability for clients to stay engaged in treatment and connected to their therapists and program community for more time than in traditional IOPs. We know that extended treatment is predictive of higher success rates in recovery, and we are committed to developing long-term therapeutic relationships with our clients.

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