Intensive Outpatient Treatment (also known as IOP for “Intensive Outpatient Program”) is a primary treatment program recommended in some circumstances by a clinical and medical assessment. IOP may be recommended for those who do not need a medically supervised detox. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox, on a part time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life.
An Intensive Outpatient Program is appropriate for those who wish to continue to live at home, yet participate in treatment for their issues with substance abuse. Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs help to establish a foundation for long-term recovery support within the local community right from the start of treatment, rather than waiting until the patient returns from living away in a rehab center.
- Crossroads - Springfield, 413-739-1611; Pittsfield, 413-442-6700; Worcester, 508-795-1611
- An intensive treatment program designed to help individuals who are struggling to control their use of drugs and alcohol. The goal of your treatment in the IOP is to help you return to a safe and independent level of functioning. Upon intake, the treatment team will help you to establish individualized treatment goals that will be reviewed throughout your time in the program.
- Pathways - Springfield, 413-536-5111
- An intensive outpatient treatment program for any person suffering from the adverse consequences of substance abuse or chemical dependency. The program allows individuals who may need more intensive services than traditional outpatient treatment to continue to address their substance abuse in a structured program 3 to 5 sessions per week while continuing to live in the community.
- Phoenix House Outpatient Services - 5 Madison Avenue Springfield, MA 1-888--671-9392
Since 1969, Phoenix House has provided substance abuse treatment to adults and adolescents in Western Massachusetts, including residential and outpatient treatment options for adults and adolescents, and transitional support services for adults in early recovery.
- AdCare Outpatient Facilities, Worcester 508-453-3053; West Springfield 413-209-3124
- Attend day/evening programs up to six days per week, or three-hour evening sessions three to five times per week. Activities consist of Individual and group counseling, Focused educational sessions, Skills groups and self-help participation. Family involvement in treatment is strongly encouraged.
- Providence Behavioral Health HospitalSubstance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification. Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women (including Pregnant/postpartum women), DUI/DWI offenders
- Holyoke Medical Center, Center for Behavioral Health Holyoke, 413-534-2627
- The Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program (PHP/IOP) is an intensive, short-term outpatient program for adults with acute mental health problems and co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. The program offers intensive group therapy, daily structure, and support as a positive alternative to inpatient treatment, or to promote the more rapid transition from an inpatient stay. Based on each patient's individual medication needs, the PHP/IOP offers psychopharmacology evaluation and consultation with a board certified psychiatrist.
- Amethyst Recovery Center, Boston, 772-617-4413
- A less intensive therapy schedule that includes a minimum of 9 hours of individual and group therapy, as well as mental health services, substance abuse education, life skills training, and employment or educational support services as needed.