Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has developed to complement the existing Residential and Partial Hospitalization programs. La Amistad offers a Substance Abuse IOP and a Mental Health IOP. The IOP provides a higher level of structure and support than traditional outpatient care, so participants may successfully meet clinical needs at a treatment level that minimizes the disruption of daily routines and responsibilities. The IOP includes group, individual/family therapy, medical and psychiatric care, adheres to the recovery principles of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous including participation in 12-step meetings, and engages involvement of the patient’s support system that might include family members or a significant other.

The program is located at 1600 Dodd Road in a comfortable environment. The program is staffed by a licensed clinician, certified addictions professional, registered nurse, and Board Certified Psychiatrist/Addictionologist. Intensive outpatient treatment provides 3 hours of programming/3 times a week and will typically run for 8 weeks.

Services include the following:

  • The Disease Concept of Addictions
  • Trigger and Relapse Prevention
  • CBT/REBT
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Coping Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self-Esteem
  • Healthy Relationships/Boundaries
  • Concepts of AA/NA including the 12-Steps
  • Medication
  • Health Related Topics/Medical/Nutrition/Exercise
  • Changing Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • Addictive Thinking Book
  • Four Steps of Feelings
  • Family Support Group (Community support agencies)
  • Family Psycho-Educational Groups
  • Multi-Family Group

Admission Criteria

Participants must:

  • exhibit a diagnosed Substance Use Disorder.
  • be determined to require intense level of care.
  • demonstrate the ability to maintain sobriety while in treatment.
  • be medically stable with no evidence of acute substance withdrawal or other active
    medical problems.
  • have the psychosocial support to benefit from treatment. This includes adequate
    housing.
  • demonstrate emotional/behavioral regulation without a history of aggressive
    behavior.
  • not have a history of legal charges that demonstrates physical/aggressive/assaultive
    behavior or exploitation of another person.
  • agree to program guidelines including random drug screening and AA/NA attendance.
  • be free of risk of self-harm or suicidal/homicidal behavior.