Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)


An intensive outpatient program provides a higher level of structure and treatment than that found in general outpatient programs. This makes them a good starting point for people with substance abuse disorders who can’t or don’t want to enter into inpatient treatment due to personal obligations or other factors. IOP treatment programs are also often recommended as a step in long-term recovery between inpatient treatment and other outpatient options.

Find out more about the intensive outpatient treatment options for drug abuse available at Buckeye Clinic in Columbus, OH, below.

Addiction Treatment Options in Our Intensive Outpatient Programs

Our caring counselors and clinical staff work to provide addiction treatment for individuals struggling with dependency on a variety of substances. If you’re caught in the cycle of addiction-related to any of the substances below, we can help.

  • Heroin
  • Percocet
  • Oxycodone
  • OxyContin
  • Vicodin
  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Codeine
  • Other prescription painkillers
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Kratom
  • Gabapentin

What to Expect During Intensive Outpatient Treatment 

The experienced staff of our outpatient program helps you begin or continue the recovery process by developing an individual treatment plan for your time during IOP treatment and after. Addiction isn’t a one-size-fits-all disease, and we know each person is struggling with individual obstacles and challenges. A customized treatment plan helps address those factors while helping you work through proven recovery methodologies.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment consists of group therapy sessions between three to five days a week.  Clients can expect to get to the root issues of addiction in a safe and supportive environment.  Childhood and adult trauma is a precursor to addiction and our Licensed clinicians will help explore causes and conditions of Alcohol and or Drug Use Disorders.

Depending on your circumstances, treatment may begin with medically assisted detox. For those who are still physically dependent on certain drugs, the fear or discomfort associated with withdrawals can make it seemingly impossible to break free. Our clinical staff can provide medications and oversight that reduce the impact of withdrawal symptoms and help you more safely and comfortably make it through the first few weeks after quitting drugs. We use Suboxone, SUBLOCADE® and VIVITROL® treatment to help make this possible.

During and following medically assisted detox, you’ll likely begin programs that involve methods such as individual and group therapy. If you’re coming from an inpatient treatment program where you already went through medically assisted detox, you’ll likely skip that step in our IOP program.

Individual and group therapy, as well as other options such as recreational therapy activities during outpatient treatment, are often targeted to help you continue to learn about the addiction cycle and how to break it. You’ll learn and practice healthier coping mechanisms and get peer support in discussion and digging into your own addiction. You may also provide peer support for others who are struggling with drug dependency and abuse.

Our staff works with you to make a long-term recovery plan, and as you near the end of an IOP treatment program, we refer you to other opportunities for treatment in step-down approaches. These might include a less intense outpatient program, group or individual therapy or involvement in community sobriety groups.

Find Out More Now

Find out more about how our intensive outpatient treatment programs work and what they can do for you. Contact us today to speak to a caring admissions coordinator who can help you understand what step is right for you.