Intensive Outpatient Program

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Developing a comprehensive recovery lifestyle takes time and targeted effort. Intensive outpatient rehab in Orange County, or engaging in treatment part-time while residing off-campus (often in a sober living environment) is a vital aspect of the treatment continuum. At Northbound Treatment Services, our intensive outpatient program (IOP) for addiction and mental health in Orange County, CA, is designed for clients living in the local area interested in bolstering and solidifying their recovery.

Through our intensive outpatient drug treatment in Orange County, clients learn to balance their recovery with other real-life responsibilities and pursuits. Individuals gain the opportunity to put into practice the relapse prevention and healthy coping strategies they are learning about in treatment. They also receive support when challenges arise and are held accountable for their choices and actions. 

Those who take part in our IOP can also enjoy a community of sober fellowship and are given the tools necessary to develop a thriving recovery lifestyle. High-risk times of transition to a more autonomous phase of life are handled with enhanced safety and growth through IOP participation. Through this program, we see great increases in the likelihood of sustained recovery and enhanced emotional well-being.

IOP: What Is It? How Can It Help Those Suffering From Addiction?

Again, intensive outpatient programs allow individuals to live outside of their treatment facility. So, people who are going through our outpatient treatment program can live in a sober living environment or at home while still getting professional treatment for addiction. Outpatient rehab allows those in recovery to continue working toward their goal of sobriety while also gaining a sense of independence. 

An IOP can also encourage social and emotional growth as individuals go through group and individual therapies while in this program. Group therapy gives space for interpersonal skills to develop and also gives individuals the chance to use these newfound skills as they interact with their colleagues. 

Through individual treatment, people can discuss their challenges and victories with a therapist who truly understands. During these sessions, those in recovery can speak about their struggles or develop skills for working through stress without feeling uncomfortable by the presence of others.

Is the Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction and Mental Health Right for Me or a Loved One?

An intensive outpatient treatment program is an appropriate level of care for those who have a safe and sober living environment to reside in, and who, with support, are ready to live substance-free without the need for residential treatment. Clients must be safely detoxed from mind-altering substances prior to entering IOP. The detox process is best completed at an inpatient treatment program, under the direct supervision of medical professionals.

Some clients enter Northbound’s IOP after completing residential inpatient treatment, while others utilize the IOP program to re-focus on their recovery following a slip or relapse, or as an initial intervention attempt to arrest their addiction.

Dual diagnosis treatment is fully incorporated at the IOP level of care – those who are looking to heal from mental illness concerns within Northbound’s scope are welcomed with open arms. With flexible scheduling tailored to the real-life needs of each participant, this intensive program helps clients to build the skills and strategies necessary to live confidently in their recovery.

Our team here at Northbound Treatment Services meets transitions, challenges, stresses, and successes with non-judgmental support. We provide a loving yet firm accountability, equipping our clients with the tools to develop a balanced and sustainable recovery lifestyle.

What does Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Treatment Involve?

At Northbound, we are proud to offer a truly innovative IOP curriculum, with groups of myriad clinical focus offered throughout the day and evening, Monday-Thursday, and during the earlier part of the day on Fridays.

We recognize that clients at this level of care are learning valuable lessons in balancing numerous life roles and responsibilities and have developed our program to be maximally adaptable to the clinical and logistical needs of our clients.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Orange County allows participants to work with our clinical team to develop an individualized schedule that includes:

  • Minimum of nine service hours per week
  • Day, evening, and combination schedules available
  • Individual and group therapy and psychoeducation
  • Individual case management
  • Recreational and experiential activities
  • 12 Step engagement
  • Psychiatric care as needed
  • Ongoing drug testing
  • Optional concurrent participation in Northbound signature services including Collegebound, Careerbound®, LINKS, or the Trauma Program

Get Treatment for Substance Abuse and Mental Health at Northbound’s Intensive Outpatient Program

Northbound understands the impact that mental health disorders can have not only on addiction but on your life after rehab. If you have a dual diagnosis, getting involved in the Careerbound® program can help you to better manage your mental health and addiction recovery as you return to work. You will still have weekly meetings with your therapist and counselor and participate in structured groups to address relevant issues and support both relapse prevention and mental well-being.

Is Careerbound® the Right Program for Me or a Loved One?

If you or someone you know is in need of support and guidance in order to end alcohol addiction or drug abuse, our team here at Northbound is here to help. Individuals who live in or near Orange County and are interested in receiving personalized individual therapy for substance abuse and mental health disorders can get just what they need here at our facility.

Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to serving those who are struggling with the harmful and life-changing effects of addiction. We understand the challenges you may be facing right now and are committed to guiding you through the treatment process as you move in the direction of freedom from substance abuse. 

For more information about our treatment programs, you can call (844) 919-0420. When you speak with one of our team members, you will be able to learn more about what we offer to the community and each individual who comes to us for assistance in regards to recovery. 

There’s no need to continue fighting addiction alone. We are willing and ready to walk with you. Help is only a phone call away. Just contact us here at Northbound Treatment Services or call us at (866) 311-0003 about our outpatient program or other services today.

Article Reviewed by Paul Alexander

Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.