Intensive Outpatient Treatment











Our mission is to provide education, therapy, support and community resources to enable individuals to achieve their full potential.


Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Aetna accepted for Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP).



Intensive outpatient treatment means treatment provided to adults and juveniles requiring a primary, organized treatment program and who are able to establish abstinence and recovery within the context of the client’s usual environment and daily activities.  This 21 session level of care is offered both in the day from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s and also in the evenings on Tuesday’s  from 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm, Wednesday from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm and Thursday’s from 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm. 


Each client is given information of emergency services that are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week when the program is not in session.  A combination of group and individual therapy is determined after an assessment and treatment plan.  A complete individual assessment for chemical dependency is provided and during the treatment plan medical and nursing services are referred.  If clients have not had a physical exam within the last year the client will be encouraged to make an appointment.  The treatment plan will include specific problems; short and long-term goals; family goals; and discharge planning within the 1st phase of treatment.  The 1st phase and part of the 2nd phase of treatment is educational while the last part of the 2nd phase and 3rd phase are therapeutic including anger, depression, anxiety and trauma.  The program provides a safe, intimate setting, where clients can explore their core issues, develop greater self-awareness and self-confidence and learn coping skills as well as interpersonal skills.  A motivational interviewing approach assists the client in integrating and implementing change.  Although group meetings is standard for most individuals needs some clients with co-occurring disorders, critical family or social stressors would benefit from individual therapy.  A combination of individual and group therapy would be warranted.   Clients are required to attend 4 AA meetings per week and obtain a sponsor as IOP is a tool to assist the client in stabilizing while creating a strong support system when released from treatment.  Some clients may need more support and will encouraged to continue individual and aftercare groups.    

Admission criteria includes but is not limited to:

1.      Diagnostic criteria for a substance related disorder of the current DSM; and

2.       Meeting at least two of the following:

A)    The client has few or no symptoms of withdrawal and presents only stable physical or psychiatric conditions;

B)    The client expresses willingness even through coercion to attend all scheduled events; or

C)    The client has an environment supportive of recovery efforts or is able to be supplied with alternative supportive housing. The program includes group therapy, educational groups, assignments, if deemed appropriate family group meetings i.e. abuse or perpetration, and the fostering of sober fellowship through AA referrals.  Clients will be expected to attend each session during the 21 day cycle of their enrollment.  The last 3 weeks family meetings will be held every Thursday evening.  The day time groups can be combined with evening groups as schedules permit.  The first hour of family night a counselor talks to the family and loved ones about their feelings about the process.  The last hour the family and loved ones join the clients for educational group session.

Aftercare is encouraged as the first year of sobriety has rewards and challenges.  Aftercare meets on Wednesday 7-8:30 and Thursday afternoon 1:30-3pm.   Aftercare assists the client in maintaining the gains achieved during treatment, share about early recovery, problem solving relapse triggers, while giving and receiving support.


We serve Denver, Adams, Weld, Broomfield and Boulder County.



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