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
- Emotional Intelligence
- Coping Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Healthy Relationships/Boundaries
- Concepts of AA/NA including the 12-Steps
- 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
- 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
- have the psychosocial support to benefit from treatment. This includes adequate
- demonstrate emotional/behavioral regulation without a history of aggressive
- 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.