Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Drug & Alcohol Treatment*

Successful recovery from drug and alcohol misuse often begins with residential rehabilitation where individuals receive clinical treatment, recovery education, therapy and group support. A lengthy and costly rehab stay away from home is not always possible, and for those individuals who live and work in Colorado, NorthStar Transitions offers a highly effective rehab alternative: IOP treatment in Boulder, CO.

NorthStar Transitions IOP Schedules

To fit your hectic life schedule, NorthStar Transitions offers both morning and evening IOP groups. At the beginning of the 12-week addiction treatment curriculum, clients choose to meet with the group schedule that works best for them: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Individual therapy and dual-diagnosis treatments are also part of the IOP program, and appointments are scheduled outside of group hours and at the individual client’s convenience.

Features of NorthStar Transitions IOP Recovery

Our outpatient program offers the same evidence-based care and recovery training as our residential rehab, but clients maintain some of their obligations to family, career or school while working consistently toward full recovery. In addition to regular group sessions, clients see an individual therapist weekly and a family therapist bi-monthly, and those with dual diagnosis also have access to psychiatric and medical care.

IOP group sessions begin with a “check-in,” where members recount individual challenges, successes and insights gained as they work toward sobriety. Then, facilitated by a certified NorthStar Transitions addiction therapist, the group participates in recovery exercises and discussions that include:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Mindfulness training
  • Life skills
  • Stress management
  • Disease education
  • Healthy relationships
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Trauma & grief counseling
  • Recovery skills
  • Group support
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational interviewing

The NorthStar Transitions IOP Difference

With the intensive outpatient program from NorthStar, Colorado residents get the help they need while living at home and maintaining obligations to family and career. Our IOP treatment provides the same individual therapy, support and evidence-based care found in residential programs, arming our clients with the skills to overcome substance dependency and restore sobriety and balance to their lives and relationships.

With NorthStar Transitions IOP program, all of this can be accomplished in your own community of Boulder—and you and your family can continue to enjoy the grand vistas and exciting recreation at your doorstep. Find your way back to peace and sober living. Call 303.625.6335 to verify insurance coverage and begin the IOP admissions process today.

*For the safety of our clients, all IOP groups are temporarily held virtually through HIPAA compliant software. Read more of our COVID-19 response here.