Intensive Outpatient Program

outpatient substance abuse treatment, outpatient addictionThe Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to meet the needs of individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder and need more than weekly counseling, but don't need residential care.  The program provides monitoring several times a week in a supportive group setting.  The group meets three times a week mornings or evenings for three hours.  Participants attend for three to eight weeks, with four weeks being the average. 

This level of care is appropriate for those who have mild to moderate co-occurring mental health symptoms requiring monitoring and stabilization, those who are experiencing high stress life circumstances that make it more difficult to cope with urges and cravings to use substances, and those who have not been able to stabilize their substance use in a traditional outpatient setting.  Services include:

  • Intake assessment and evaluation
  • Individualized plan of care
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy is provided if indicated, but not part of the standard programming
  • Family involvement
  • Continuing care planning and referral


outpatient substance abuse treatment, outpatient addictionIntensive outpatient programming is for those individuals who are able and willing to commit to a structured program that requires regular attendance and active participation.  We understand that each person in this program comes with very diverse issues and problems.  We are sensitive to everyone’s needs, personality, communication style, readiness to change and personal preferences.  We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that takes into consideration these preferences within the structure and guidelines of the outpatient addiction program. 

The IOP staff is highly experienced and therapists have expertise in both mental health and substance use disorders.  IOP services are currently offered at our Campus Clinic in Grand Rapids and at our Kalamazoo Clinic in Kalamazoo, MI.

For more details about this level of care or any other addiction service in our continuum, please call 866.852.4001.