MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital’s continuum of care includes an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults and seniors of all genders who are struggling with substance use disorders. Our IOP offers personalized services to help adults and seniors establish a solid foundation for successful, long-term addiction recovery.
Who We Serve
All admissions decisions for the MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital intensive outpatient program (IOP) are made on an individual basis. We thoroughly review each person’s history, needs, and goals to ensure that our IOP is the best option to help them achieve recovery.
In general, admissions criteria for our IOP include:
- Adults age 18 and older, including seniors
- All genders welcome
- Diagnosis of a substance use disorder, which is the clinical term for addiction
- Patients who do not need round-the-clock supervision or a more intensive level of care
Our IOP may be an optimal step-down service for adults who can benefit from additional support after completing inpatient care or a partial hospitalization program (PHP).
However, prior admission to a higher level of care is not a requirement for entering our IOP. Depending on their unique circumstances, adults may enter our IOP without having previously received structured clinical services.
Elements of Care
Adults and seniors who receive care through our intensive outpatient program (IOP) follow personalized plans that reflect their needs and goals. Elements that may be included in a person’s care at the IOP level include:
- Basic medical care
- Medication management services
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family session
Group therapy is the main method of treatment in our IOP. Groups are offered every day that our IOP is in session.
Individual therapy sessions are typically offered biweekly. Family sessions are conducted shortly after admission, with additional sessions available upon request.
The therapeutic component of care in our IOP incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic theory. We also use the Matrix Model, an evidence-based approach that helps adults develop the skills and strategies that will support their successful pursuit of recovery.
Benefits of IOP
Every adult and senior adult who develops an addiction to alcohol or another drug is impacted in a unique manner, and we understand that every person who receives care through our intensive outpatient program (IOP) will be working toward specific goals.
However, we’re also confident that each person who chooses our IOP will benefit from many fundamental features of our programming, such as:
- A safe and welcoming environment: We know that many people who develop substance use disorders also struggle with shame, guilt, diminished self-esteem, and similar concerns. Throughout a person’s time in our IOP, they will be honored for their innate strengths and talents, and our team will always treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
- Skilled and dedicated professionals: Depending on the services that are included in an adult’s personalized plan, their care may be provided by a team that includes licensed master social workers, certified drug and alcohol counselors, medical doctors, nurses, and other professionals.
- Structure and independence: Our IOP schedule includes three hours of services per day, five days per week. When IOP is not in session, adults may work, take classes, participate in volunteer activities, and otherwise engage in a healthy and productive lifestyle. This enables adults to practice their developing skills in a real-world environment, with the opportunity to process their experiences and receive focused feedback during IOP sessions.
- Shared support: Adults who receive care through our IOP can share support with others who have had similar experiences and who are working toward similar goals. Understanding the power of community and developing an effective personal support network can be vital steps on the path toward long-term recovery.