Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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family_webThe Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to meet the needs of individuals ages 17 and older who suffer from a substance use disorder and need more than weekly counseling, but do not need residential treatment. The program provides therapy and monitoring in a comfortable, supportive group setting.

Our program has three phases. Phase I is intensive treatment, Phase II is transition to recovery and Phase III is aftercare. This level of care is appropriate for those who have mild to moderate co-occurring mental health symptoms that require stabilization, those who are experiencing stressful life circumstances that make it more difficult to cope with cravings to use substances, as well as those who have not been able to stabilize their substance use in an outpatient setting. Patients will receive a comprehensive intake evaluation, individualized care plan, group therapy, family involvement and aftercare planning and referrals.

Here at R.O.A.D, we believe that everyone can get better, as long as the person is able to commit to a structured program that requires regular attendance and active participation. We respect that each person comes into this program from diverse backgrounds, struggling with a variety of issues, and at various states of readiness for change. We are sensitive to differing needs, personalities, communication styles and preferences. We will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that takes all of these factors into consideration within the guidelines and structure of IOP. The Intensive Outpatient Program staff is highly experienced in both substance abuse and mental health disorders and looks forward to assisting you in the next step of your recovery.


When and where do groups meet?

The program meets Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-12:15pm at our Somersworth office, located at 255 Route 108, Somersworth, NH.


What kinds of groups do you offer?

Mindfulness Skills Training & Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Mindfulness is the window to acceptance, freedom and wisdom. Research proves that it is highly effective in treating addiction and assisting people in attaining stable recovery. It encompasses the quality of awareness one bring to daily life and is the foundation of health and wellness.

The Motivational Enhancement group recognizes that each individual is at a different stage of readiness for recovery. This group will enhance members’ motivation for change by assisting them in setting concrete achievable goals, investigating their individual decision making and building self efficacy. This group assists members in charting their own unique, effective course to solid recovery.


Recovery Skill Building and Relationships & Addiction

The Recovery Skill Building group teaches a variety of important skills needed to achieve and maintain recovery. Participants will learn to identify and restructure their thought patterns while learning new skills to integrate into their daily lives. Participants will have a multitude of opportunities to practice skills in group and receive coaching in their effective application.

Relationships and Addiction groups recognize that addiction has an enormous impact on families and relationships. This group creates a safe space to learn about and explore that impact along with how problem solving to repair wounded relationships. Members take stock of current relationships while learning to identify and welcome new healthy relationships into their lives.


Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention Groups teach members about the relapse cycle, while members develop emergency plans for maintaining abstinence. Group members identify community supports (12 Step as well as nonsecular supports) to aid in their sobriety. Enriching discussions help solidify a balanced, healthy, satisfying life support recovery, while enhancing clean and sober decision making. Members intensify their commitment to recovery by actively providing and receiving feedback which reinforces and strengthens their relapse prevention strategies and overall recovery.


Does your program have any highlights or special features?

Family and friends are invited to attend our monthly Family and Friends Night. Family and friends have the opportunity to learn about addiction, treatment, relapse and recovery processes in a friendly, warm environment. Information, resources and support are openly shared.

We also have alumni speakers come in. After all, what is more inspiring than hearing from someone who has “been there and done that”? Alumni speakers join an IOP session approximately every 6 weeks to share their experiences of life in recovery after IOP. They offer motivating and inspiring information, resources and support in the recovery process.

A Transition Group is offered on an as needed basis according to interest and participation. It is a 4 week closed group designed to offer support after successful completion of IOP for those not moving into our longer Group Therapy Program. Participants have the opportunity to share resources, feedback and support as they move forward in the next phase of their recovery process.


How much does it cost?

We participate with a wide variety of insurances, making IOP an affordable treatment option for many people.


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