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iop - intensive outpatient program

Our most comprehensive program and long term recovery option for substance abuse.

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We accept most private health insurance.

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We accept most private health insurance.

See your coverage options

We accept most private health insurance.

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what is iop?

Intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a level of treatment for substance use disorders on the continuum of care between outpatient treatment (OP) and higher levels of care, which include residential in-patient treatment and all-day partial hospitalization (PHP). Lionrock’s online program is as effective as treatment provided in a traditional setting, but has the advantages of privacy and convenience which in-person programs cannot provide.

is iop treatment effective?

Clinical research and practice have established that intensive outpatient treatment is an effective and viable way for individuals with a range of substance use disorders to begin their recovery. In fact, a broad study performed in 2014 found that intensive outpatient treatment is as effective as inpatient treatment for most individuals.

Individualized plans
40hrs treatment per month
Three, 3hr group sessions a week
Group, Individual, Education, and Family sessions

Individualized plans
40hrs treatment per month
Three, 3hr group sessions a week
Group, Individual, Education, and Family sessions

what makes lionrock iop different

Unlike traditional intensive outpatient programs where clients visit an addiction treatment center three to four times per week, with Lionrock's Intensive Outpatient Treatment, you can get help without leaving the comfort of your own home. While treatment plans are unique for each individual, most clients spend 4-6 weeks in the intensive program. The entire process from IOP to OP to discharge takes about 12 weeks total. Once discharged, Lionrock's online recovery community provides continued support and connection through free recovery meetings.

Most experienced online program

Lionrock is the most experienced online recovery program. Since 2010, we’ve helped thousands of people across the country.

Built to be online

Lionrock’s programs were designed to be online whereas other programs are still adapting to the new normal of life online.

Unique approach to setbacks

Lionrock understands that the path to recovery isn’t a straight line. We won’t leave you behind even if you stumble.

getting started with iop is simple, and here’s how it works

step 1

start the conversation

Speak with a counselor who understands the struggle with drugs and alcohol.

step 2

tell us about you

They’ll get to know you, your needs, and determine if Lionrock’s IOP is right for you.

step 3

begin treatment

We will work with you and come up with a plan you can start today.

recovery with people who've gone through similar journeys

you're not alone

Anyone can have a drinking or drug problem and many of us at Lionrock are in recovery. We had to find our way, too. Let's connect you with a counselor who can help. It's free.

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commonly asked questions

  • who is IOP for?

    Intensive Outpatient Program is for people who:

    1. Do not need medically-supervised stabilization (detox), do not have severely acute mental health co-morbidities, and can commit to a program at the IOP level of care.

    2. Cannot attend residential inpatient rehab due to work obligations, child care, lack of transportation, disability/mobility challenges, and other reasons but still would benefit from an intense substance use disorder treatment program. A broad study performed in 2014 found that IOP is as effective as inpatient treatment for most individuals.

  • what is the difference between substance abuse treatment and mutual-help groups?

    SUD treatment is professional psychology, provided by licensed therapists who hold degrees at the Master and PhD levels. SUD treatment follows the best practices of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and is highly structured. It is classified as a "brief intervention" because the average length of treatment is several weeks, followed by aftercare.

    Mutual self-help groups, which include the 12 Step traditions, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and alternatives including Lionrock's CommUnity meetings, are led by peers at various levels and with various amounts of time in recovery. Depending on the group, the meeting may be very structured or less structured. Social connectedness has been shown to improve brain health by promoting the production of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) which creates new neurons and repairs damaged neurons and glial cells. In contrast to SUD treatment, mutual self-help group participation can last a lifetime and provides ongoing social support. Typically, there is no charge to attend mutual self-help groups, though donations are accepted.

  • is online IOP right for you?

    Online IOP is as effective as in-person, so it is a matter of preference. Lionrock clients get help from the privacy of home - or wherever they can access a secure Internet connection. Lionrock treatment schedules fit into clients' busy lives, rather than the other way around. Because Lionrock therapists live in every time U.S. zone, clients can choose the time of day and days of week that make sense for them.

  • how do I start?

    Getting started is easy. Caring and educated counselors are available and ready to help!

    Get in touch with a Lionrock admissions counselor today to learn more about your personal options for substance abuse treatment. Call us at 800.819.5852, or fill out a form or live-chat with us at www.lionrockrecovery.com.

  • what's required for me to attend IOP?

    The protocol for IOP sets a schedule of three 3-hour group meetings and one 1-hour individual meeting each week. Lionrock's programs adhere to this protocol. At Lionrock, we provide over 70 different schedule combinations (days/times) each week to meet our clients' needs.

    Regarding technology, Lionrock IOP programs can be accessed by any Internet-connected device ( laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet), though we do ask clients to use the largest screen possible for group therapy.

  • what if I'm court-ordered to attend IOP?

    Court involvement is a common aspect of helping our clients. We gladly share information with whomever you choose, using a document called a "Release of Information" which conforms to the federal government’s 42 CFR Part II. We have long experience working with attorneys, judges and probation officials. We will support you through the journey.

  • what is the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment?

    At the in-patient (or residential) level of care, a client lives at a facility where treatment is provided. Just as it sounds, online Intensive Outpatient (IOP) care is provided in sessions of up to three hours, three times weekly. Clients can live at home, and still meet their family and work obligations as they make progress in their recovery.

  • is my treatment at Lionrock confidential?

    Your privacy is both guaranteed by law (see our consent forms for details) and our priority. From the moment you first interact with us through when you join other Lionrock alumni, we protect your identity and communications at every step of the process. Of course, to benefit from any treatment program, clients must share their thoughts and feelings with their counselors and group session members. But how much you share is up to you.

Intensive Outpatient Program is for people who:

1. Do not need medically-supervised stabilization (detox), do not have severely acute mental health co-morbidities, and can commit to a program at the IOP level of care.

2. Cannot attend residential inpatient rehab due to work obligations, child care, lack of transportation, disability/mobility challenges, and other reasons but still would benefit from an intense substance use disorder treatment program. A broad study performed in 2014 found that IOP is as effective as inpatient treatment for most individuals.

SUD treatment is professional psychology, provided by licensed therapists who hold degrees at the Master and PhD levels. SUD treatment follows the best practices of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and is highly structured. It is classified as a "brief intervention" because the average length of treatment is several weeks, followed by aftercare.

Mutual self-help groups, which include the 12 Step traditions, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and alternatives including Lionrock's CommUnity meetings, are led by peers at various levels and with various amounts of time in recovery. Depending on the group, the meeting may be very structured or less structured. Social connectedness has been shown to improve brain health by promoting the production of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) which creates new neurons and repairs damaged neurons and glial cells. In contrast to SUD treatment, mutual self-help group participation can last a lifetime and provides ongoing social support. Typically, there is no charge to attend mutual self-help groups, though donations are accepted.

Online IOP is as effective as in-person, so it is a matter of preference. Lionrock clients get help from the privacy of home - or wherever they can access a secure Internet connection. Lionrock treatment schedules fit into clients' busy lives, rather than the other way around. Because Lionrock therapists live in every time U.S. zone, clients can choose the time of day and days of week that make sense for them.

Getting started is easy. Caring and educated counselors are available and ready to help!

Get in touch with a Lionrock admissions counselor today to learn more about your personal options for substance abuse treatment. Call us at 800.819.5852, or fill out a form or live-chat with us at www.lionrockrecovery.com.

The protocol for IOP sets a schedule of three 3-hour group meetings and one 1-hour individual meeting each week. Lionrock's programs adhere to this protocol. At Lionrock, we provide over 70 different schedule combinations (days/times) each week to meet our clients' needs.

Regarding technology, Lionrock IOP programs can be accessed by any Internet-connected device ( laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet), though we do ask clients to use the largest screen possible for group therapy.

Court involvement is a common aspect of helping our clients. We gladly share information with whomever you choose, using a document called a "Release of Information" which conforms to the federal government’s 42 CFR Part II. We have long experience working with attorneys, judges and probation officials. We will support you through the journey.

At the in-patient (or residential) level of care, a client lives at a facility where treatment is provided. Just as it sounds, online Intensive Outpatient (IOP) care is provided in sessions of up to three hours, three times weekly. Clients can live at home, and still meet their family and work obligations as they make progress in their recovery.

Your privacy is both guaranteed by law (see our consent forms for details) and our priority. From the moment you first interact with us through when you join other Lionrock alumni, we protect your identity and communications at every step of the process. Of course, to benefit from any treatment program, clients must share their thoughts and feelings with their counselors and group session members. But how much you share is up to you.

explore our programs

Outpatient Addiction Treatment (OP)

Lower intensity online recovery care, recommended step-down from IOP.

Finding Balance

Moderation management for people trying to control their substance use.

Family Matters

Counseling for loved ones of people struggling with substance abuse.

Meetings

We offer free online meetings and support groups for everyone.