Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Massachusetts

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Massachusetts

Treatment at Lake Ave Recovery is unlike any other Massachusetts treatment center. Our Intensive Outpatient Program  is a great treatment of choice for most substance use disorders, including opioid, alcohol and heroin dependence that offers flexibility for your day-to-day life and is offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our treatment CURE is founded in Compassion, Understanding, Respect, and Empathy.

When someone needs effective help overcoming a substance use disorder but does not require residential care, they often wonder what other options exist. Lake Avenue Recovery offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) in Massachusetts that provides quality care for those who still need to attend treatment on a regular basis while also maintaining their independence. Our evidence-based therapies help people understand and overcome their addictions to drugs and alcohol. This sets them up for enjoying improved physical and mental health and a lifetime of recovery.


Our Massachusetts IOP Locations

Worcester, MA

Our Worcester, MA location provides evidence-based treatment modalities, our luxury facility strives to create the most peaceful atmosphere to help our patients recover in the best way.

Gardner, MA

We offer several levels of care at our program in Gardner, Massachusetts. Our outpatient treatment means each person travels to our facility for their treatment sessions and then returns to their homes.

How Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Massachusetts Works

Our intensive outpatient program in Massachusetts offers therapeutic services that use a trauma-informed holistic approach to drug and alcohol treatment. We believe that using a psycho-educational, solution-focused approach to wellness helps people achieve their goals. Our menu of therapies includes several types of experiential and mindfulness activities that promote a person’s ability to learn about who they are and empower them. Therapies provided include:

Our treatment follows a four-part philosophy we believe is fundamental to helping people overcome addiction. We call it CURE: Compassion, Understanding, Respect, and Empathy.

How Is an Intensive Outpatient Program Different From Day Treatment?

Day treatment programs or Day Treatments (known by insurance companies) and IOP are both outpatient programs but have differences. Day Treatment is the level of care between residential and IOP and requires attending more sessions per week than IOP. People often begin IOP as a follow-up to completing either Day Treatment or residential care. IOP provides more freedom than higher levels of care in terms of time spent in sessions but continues to teach people how to apply lessons already learned in treatment while adding to them.

Types of IOP Programs We Offer

We offer two types of intensive outpatient programs in Massachusetts to meet the needs of people who have a preference for the time of day they attend sessions. Our regular IOP meets during the day, while our evening IOP sessions take place up to four times per week from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Evening IOP is often favored by people who have daytime work, education, or family responsibilities.



IOP Program Schedule

Our IOP meets daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for two to four weeks. The amount of sessions declines as the individual establishes community support and becomes prepared to resume their life without daily addiction treatment. Each person will be assessed and a decision can be made about needing continued treatment based on their progress made and any medical requirements needed to help them move forward.

What to Expect at our IOP Program in Massachusetts

When attending our intensive outpatient program in Massachusetts, we begin our morning with activities like didactic sessions, process groups, 12-step facilitation, and experiential therapies. These help people focus on the skills needed to overcome the problem areas uncovered in their initial assessment. This teaches people to learn to conquer their addictions as well as helps treat co-occurring conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lake Avenue Recovery’s therapeutic services go beyond just traditional talk therapy. Experiential or mindfulness activities include restorative sessions that get people out into nature to enjoy its healing properties. Activities include adventure therapy, nature walks, kayaking, rowing, sailing, and boating. Our clinicians attend these sessions, which are supervised by a certified instructor.

We also use therapies that help people relax and center themselves. This includes light strength and fitness training, yoga, Tai Chi, therapeutic massage, massage chairs, and Reiki.

How Do I Know If IOP Is Right For Me?

IOP is a great fit for people who can attend regular therapy sessions but also need plenty of time in their schedule for working, going to school, or taking care of their families. The ideal IOP candidate lives in a stable home environment and is medically stable enough not to need residential treatment. IOP makes a great fit for those who have completed higher levels of care, such as detox, residential, or Day Treatment and want to continue a scaled-down schedule for working on their sobriety

You are not alone. You deserve to get help.

Lake Avenue Recovery is an industry leader in addiction treatment in Massachusetts. Our team of top medical experts specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and are committed to ensuring that each patient is treated as an individual. Call us today, we’re available 24/7.

Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs in Massachusetts

We pride ourselves on the benefits we provide those who use our intensive outpatient program in Massachusetts. IOP allows people to develop recovery skills they will use long after they end treatment so they can avoid relapsing. Attending a formal treatment program gives people the structure that was often lacking from their lives when they were abusing substances. This structure helps them stay focused on sobriety and minimizes the amount of time they may be exposed to temptations when around triggering situations or people.

We encourage families to be part of the healing process by including family therapy. This helps each person to learn to communicate more effectively and understand how to support their loved one in their recovery.

A benefit popular among many people involves access to our on-site therapy dogs. They provide comfort and a friendly, soothing presence that adds to our goal of giving people a safe space in which to heal.

Find Intensive Outpatient Programming in Massachusetts Today

When you make the brave decision to get help for addiction, you may wonder which option will fit your specific needs. Lake Avenue Recovery offers several levels of outpatient care, including our intensive outpatient program Massachusetts. If you find yourself in need of a mid-level outpatient program that gives you multiple options for traditional and experiential therapies, we can help you overcome your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Would you like more information about our IOP program? Contact us today and we can help you get started on healing yourself.

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