Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Virginia

Our Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, includes a complete biopsychosocial assessment with an individualized service plan. Patients attend outpatient group therapy 4 times a week for 3 hours each session. The program also includes individual sessions to monitor service plan goal achievement, family education/participation as needed, and case management including in-house referrals for psychiatric or addiction medicine needs. There is an ability to step-down to less frequent groups as the individual transitions to outpatient or community-based care.

Targeted outcomes

Our intensive outpatient program’s goal is a full reduction of problematic substance use behavior.  Patients complete the program understanding the function of their use and actively using alternative modes to get needs met. They will learn to actively explore and/or participate in community support groups and to gain an understanding of all the options available in their local area. In our IOP program, patients will learn how to utilize medical providers to support and strengthen their recovery. They will emerge with an understanding of the biopsychosocial spiritual model and identify how they will continue to address these needs in recovery. In addition to the above, they will have a repertoire of relaxation or self-soothing skills to utilize for stress-management.


Adults who meet the criteria for placement in the Intensive outpatient level of care.

About our program

We pride ourselves on being truly person-centered and plan to fully implement the recovery-oriented system of care/person-centered model in our service delivery. As such, we are not prescribing a conventional/traditional “IOP PROGRAM”, instead our services are to be tailored to the needs of the members present and our recommendations for treatment interventions, aftercare, length of stay, etc. are based on each individuals goals and outcome measures. We are directed to limit group attendance to 10 members so as to ensure fidelity to this model.

We proudly serve in the following areas: