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Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program is a structured day program which focus on substance abuse education, Relapse Prevention, identifying triggers and gain healthy copings skills

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured day program that focuses on substance use disorders and education with emphasis on gaining healthy sober supports, identifying triggers, and developing tools necessary to utilize in recovery. The main modality of this program is group therapy, combined with individual case management services.

The program offers an understanding of the disease of addiction, identifying personal treatment goals and developing an individualized aftercare plan. IOP operates Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm with minimum attendance of 3 days a week however patients are welcome to attend all 5 days. IOP is a 4–6-week program based on individual treatment goals while considering medical necessity.

Upon completion of IOP the patient will receive a certificate of completion. Referrals are made to our open access center for further treatment and support. IOP is covered by most MassHealth products and most private insurance are accepted. Massachusetts residents with no insurance are accepted and are placed on a sliding scale fee.

To enroll in IOP, simply walk in through the Triage Center (OTC), Monday through Friday 7:30 AM-6:00 PM to have an intake completed or call 508-329-0404 for further assistance.

Contact Info:

Phone number: 508-329-0404

Fax: 508-673-3182

Email: [email protected]


Client stay is anywhere from 4-6-weeks, varying on individual treatment goals and clinical necessity.
You do receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion of IOP.
We take most forms of Masshealth and most private insurances also, Massachussette residents with no insurance are accepted also with a sliding scale fee.
You are required to attend a minimum of 3 days a week but can choose to vary the days and/or attend all 5 days. Currently due to Covid and being virtual IOP is running only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Yes, you can be referred to ABH services for individual therapy, while in IOP the appointment time must be following your treatment day.
You can complete IOP with 10 sessions along with engagement in treatment.
IOP begins the day with meditation then we read the rules followed with the 3 readings of the day followed by an open discussion on this. Check in is then facilitated with how your feeling, any use, safe plans and goals and gratitude. IOP breaks for 15 minutes then we resume for educational group which could be anything from coping skills, identifying triggers, relapse prevention, completion of this group we break for 15 minutes then check out, which we journal about our day for our personal use, reflect on day, positive thing learned in day, safe plan for day and rate cravings from 0-10 with same for desire to stay clean.
If you have an appointment during IOP you should not attend group that day, you must be in attendance for the day. Please schedule any appointments after IOP or on days not in attendance if that is not possible inform staff so that they can document in your medical record why you were not in attendance.