The Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide intensive counseling for those clients dealing with a diagnosis of substance dependence. The program is up to 12 weeks in length and blends both individual counseling and group counseling in a structured outpatient treatment setting.
The IOP at ADS is built in part on the proven best practice curriculum, The Matrix Model, which has been widely used with success for a number of years in treatment centers across the country.
The Matrix Model is fully endorsed by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) which is a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
IOP treatment groups meet three times per week as mandated by North Carolina state service definitions. Individual counseling is offered once per week (or more) depending on each client’s need. Random urinalysis drug testing occurs at various times during the course of IOP treatment. IOP participants are encouraged to also begin seeking additional community support for their recoveries to reinforce & enhance their commitment to an ongoing substance free life.
ADS Weekly Schedule for IOP in Greensboro
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (morning)
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (evening)
ADS Weekly Schedule for IOP in Asheboro
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (evening)
Individual counseling sessions are scheduled by appointment between the IOP counselor and the client. Family or other supports may attend the scheduled individual session as requested by the client.
The Primary Purpose of IOP
The main objective of IOP is to help clients learn the skills necessary to establish and maintain a comfortable substance free life. While this often takes time to achieve, the IOP is one of the most valuable tools available for helping people move forward in their journey of recovery.
To Enroll in the IOP
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A Partial List of Recovery Topics Covered in IOP
- Motivation For Recovery
- Total Abstinence
- Work and Recovery
- Coping with Guilt and Shame
- Staying Busy
- Anticipating & Preventing Relapse
- Defining Spirituality
- Managing Life; Managing Money
- Emotional Triggers
- Recognizing Stress
- Reducing Stress
- Managing Anger
- Making New Friends
- Repairing Relationships
- Coping With Feelings of Depression
- Coping With Drug Dreams
- Managing Time
- Holidays and Recovery
- Recreational Activities
For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Excellent therapist and teacher.
It helps to be able to talk with someone.
I really enjoyed coming to class. It helped me a lot. Thank you.
I learned a lot about addiction and disease and how to not feel guilty about my past. I was able to stay clean and get the help I needed by coming to class and talking and listening.
IOP and Aftercare have really helped me in my addiction and to know what to do in the future. Thanks for giving me my life back.
Everyone at both clinics (East & West) are extremely wonderful and helpful. I feel like they’re family.
ADS saved my life and are some of the greatest people I’ve ever known.
I came here wanting help and ADS has provided more than expected. I thank them very much.
This program is a good place. Without it, I don’t know where I would be right now. Thank you guys!
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