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The Nuts and Bolts of Intensive Outpatient Programs, Part 2 of 2

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What is Daytime IOP and What Can It Do for Me?

IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Programs, are a series of focused, “intensive” therapy sessions. Daytime IOP provides education about addiction and support for sustained recovery. Daytime IOP counseling services are designed for those who need minimal structure, and who are able to remain independent within their families and communities. This enables our participants to continue, as much as possible, with jobs, family connections and responsibilities

Who can participate?
At Fellowship Hall, Daytime IOP is open to adults 18 and older who are experiencing substance use disorders along with co-occurring psychiatric disorders and are experiencing significant impairment in their daily functioning. To participate, individuals must commit to attending a minimum of three hours of group three times per week.

What’s the focus of the program?
Group and individual counseling, educational lectures and 12-Step program philosophy are the cornerstones of our program. An individualized approach to treatment and small group settings allow the participant to explore personal issues which contribute to the cycle of addiction. Daytime IOP focuses on educating participants about the disease of addiction, recovery skill building and relapse prevention. .

Family members are encouraged to attend the One-day Family Education Program. To learn about the One-day Family Education Program, click here. 

How long does the program last?

At Fellowship Hall, Daytime IOP extends over 8 weeks with 3 group and 1 individual session per week. The Day IOP program groups operate Tuesday & Thursday 1-4pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. Individual sessions are scheduled Tuesday-Saturday.

What happens after Daytime IOP?
After completing Daytime IOP, participants may also choose to continue with less intensive traditional outpatient counseling. Fellowship Hall offers a continuum of substance use disorder care, including individual counseling, family counseling and after care groups.

How is Daytime IOP different from other outpatient services?
The main difference between Daytime IOP and traditional outpatient services is that Daytime IOP meets multiple times per week for a set number of weeks (4-6).  Outpatient services, on the other hand, may meet multiple times per month over varying lengths of time.

How much is Daytime IOP and is it covered by insurance?
In many cases IOP is covered by insurance, but varies by provider. Before enrolling in any Intensive Outpatient Program, confirm benefits directly with a health insurance provider.

Want to know more?
To learn more about IOP and other outpatient services at Fellowship Hall, click the button.