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Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has developed to complement the existing Residential and Partial Hospitalization programs. i. Change statement to read La Amistad offers a Mental Health IOP for adults and adolescents and a Substance Use IOP for adults only. 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.
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