What is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) serves persons with severe substance use disorders to assist substance abuse recovery. The IOP is a more intensive level of service than traditional outpatient service, but is less intensive than inpatient treatment. It is also capable of treating individuals with a relatively stable co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder. Our staff have been trained by CACREP-accredited Universities, national agencies, and are licensed by the Commonwealth to provide quality services to our members.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a hybrid service, where individuals can attend in-person group sessions or attend via telehealth. This allows us to open up our IOP groups to individuals in need across the Commonwealth of Virginia, no matter where in the state you live! If you choose to attend in-person, we ask that all clients comply with Executive Order 63, requiring face coverings. Additionally, in-person groups will be limited to six (6) participants. Our virtual group attendees will be emailed a link to attend the group, which will stay active for the duration of the group.
How does IOP work?
The IOP provides nine or more hours of group programming per week (three hours a day, three times a week), mainly made up of counseling and education about substance-related and mental health problems. In addition, each person takes part in an individual, marital or family counseling session one hour a week and case management services as needed. The program is developed to address the whole person – emotional, physical and mental needs, working with each participant in individual sessions to design a specific approach to your needs. Attendance in individual sessions, as with group, can be done via in-person services or via telehealth option.
Who may benefit from these services?
Life can ask us to give everything we have – the perfect parent, boss, coworker, spouse, family member and friend – and if you need a drink, a pill, or something else to be everything you’re asked to be, it can be an issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed added limitations as well as stressors on all of us, and if you find yourself unable to cope, let us help. Let our trained and compassionate clinicians help you get your life back. The IOP is provided to adults age 18 and over and their family members. Pregnant women are given priority and are scheduled within 48 hours of referral. Other priority populations are individuals being discharged from detoxification facilities or inpatient treatment. We accept most major insurances, including Tricare, Medicaid, Magellan and Optum.
What services are provided in IOP?
- At least nine hours per week of a mix of group counseling and psycho-educational groups
- Family services and/or multi-family services with family members or significant others
- Individual counseling
- Psychiatric and medical services through the CSB or outside referral
- Motivational enhancement and engagement strategies, which are used in preference to confrontational approaches
- Case management services
- Crisis Services
How to Connect
Reach out to our administrative staff at [email protected] or by calling our office at 571-636-1800. We will collect your information, and send an email link to our secure client portal for you to complete our onboarding paperwork and your demographic information. If you are using insurance benefits, our admin team will request a photo of the front and back of your insurance card to verify your benefits. Once your client portal packet is complete, and we have verified your benefits (if necessary), our admin will call you to schedule your intake appointment. Once the intake is complete, you can begin group at the next scheduled group!