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Intensive Out Patient (IOP)

For those struggling with substance use disorder including dependency on drugs or alcohol, our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) can help. 


What is IOP?

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured and scheduled program that takes place in a non-residential setting for patients struggling with substance use disorder. Participants attend group therapy for three hours on multiple days each week. They also receive one-on-one counseling and education on topics such as relapse triggers, anger and stress management, wellness, and more. The involvement of outside support, such as family members or friends, is encouraged. Upon program completion, Aftercare is available weekly. IOP is offered at all Signature Health locations.

Available Services

One-on-One Counseling

One-on-one counseling takes place at some IOP sessions. This gives the patient an opportunity to discuss topics confidentially with their counselor.

Educational Components

Educational components cover topics such as relapse triggers, recovery, addiction, anger management, wellness activities, and more.

Supportive Education and Involvement

Signature Health encourages the involvement and education of outside support, such as family members or friends.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is conducted during each IOP session. It is designed to use the support of fellow group members to address the patient’s problems.


Follow-up care will be provided to all patients once their IOP is completed.

Who should consider IOP?

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following signs/symptoms, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) could be right for you:

  • Legal trouble regarding substance use
  • Family conflict regarding substance use
  • Loss of employment because of substance use
  • Marital strife because of substance use
  • Physical withdrawal due to substance use
  • Preoccupation with drug use
  • Homelessness due to substance use
  • Lacking attention to hygiene
  • Other unmanageable symptoms

I don’t have transportation to my appointment, how can I get there?

Signature Health offers transportation to qualifying patients. Each of our locations are also located near a main bus route for patient convenience. If you are regularly unable to make it to your appointments because of lack of transportation, please let us know.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency:

If this is a life-threatening emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911. For non-emergency situations (domestic violence, food/shelter, etc.), dial 211 to speak to a live operator.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts,

Call the National Suicide Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255.

Need help now?

Stop by one of our walk-in clinics.