The Phoenix Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Phoenix Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at the Delray Center for Recovery is the next progression of relapse prevention treatment that can follow either inpatient care or PHP. The IOP level of care is the essential transition between the more intensive care levels and regular outpatient treatment. The objective is to gradually return patients to their full functional capacity while still offering substantial clinical support and structure to prevent relapse. Patients that are less than 12 months sober are at still at a high relapse risk and derive great benefit from this support. Drug addiction poses numerous special challenges due to how commonly drug use becomes a form of self-medicating co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety. Many of these challenges to sobriety differ from those seen in drug addiction without depression, anxiety or other related conditions. The Phoenix IOP was developed to specifically meet these needs, with a strong emphasis on dual diagnosis treatment. Several of the Phoenix PHP therapeutic modalities are also seen in the IOP.

The Phoenix Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes:

  • Intensive individual therapy
  • Traditional process group therapy
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) relapse prevention group
  • Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group
  • Solution focused group
  • Relationship focused group
  • Women’s and men’s gender specific process group
  • Group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety & depression
  • Advanced relapse prevention
  • Community (group) Acupuncture
  • Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
  • Studio art
  • Twice weekly check-ins & program structure
  • Recreational and activity therapy
  • Regular support-staff contact

Individual expressive therapies, family therapy, individual fitness, therapeutic massage, and individual acupuncture are available as program upgrades as well.

The Phoenix IOP is a part time, 3 to 5 day a week program with strong therapeutic structure. This Program is targeted and personalized care based upon the intensity of the clients need. Patients who complete a steady transition from PHP to IOP and then to regular outpatient relapse prevention are the most successful. Many of our long-term success cases regularly make positive contributions to the newer clients, nurturing a strong therapeutic community. Solid connections to a supportive community and a therapeutic system are the best predictors of successful treatment. Our IOP patients are usually heavily involved with the therapeutic community, which provides them with a great support system and helps them prevent relapse. The Phoenix IOP is designed to prepare patients for long-term sobriety and treatment success.