The program is for individuals that have challenges with mental health issues, as well as individuals who have problems with alcohol or drug use. It is a voluntary and non-residential program for adults 18 and older. It may serve as a transitional program for individuals going from inpatient to outpatient care, to shorten inpatient hospitalization, or to avoid the need for a higher level of care.
What sets the IOP apart is that it is more in-depth than traditional outpatient treatment services, offering a minimum of nine hours of treatment per week. Psychotherapeutic services are provided at least three days a week and include a variety of groups in addition to individual and family therapy.
- Adults; 18 years of age or older
- Do not require an inpatient hospital level of care
- Have a psychiatric diagnosis
- Require intensive and professional program structure and support to control emotions and behaviors
- Have a moderate to severe risk of relapse
- Have a history of risk of harm to self or others
- Have one or more functional impairments that require weekly evaluation or monitoring
- For dual diagnosis track
- Substance use disorder in addition to primary psychiatric diagnosis
- Comprehensive psychiatric and psychosocial assessment
- Multidisciplinary treatment planning
- Three to five days and up to fifteen hours a week of treatment
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Case management
- Discharge planning
- Family participation in therapy is strongly encouraged
What is expected of participants?
- Commit and comply with regular and consistent program attendance and assignments (all absences require pre-approval)
- Must remain substance free of all non-prescribed drugs, including alcohol
- Agree to recommended or requested urinalysis tests