Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

You’re ready to commit to your sobriety but also busy with work, family and other obligations. Talbott Recovery’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) is here for you with the flexible treatment option you need.

Programs & Services

Our IOP program delivers evidence-based addiction treatment in less time than hospital-based programs. Receive compassionate care close to home by attending day or evening sessions a few times a week.

Talbott Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program: Why Choose Us?

Talbott Recovery was among the first programs specializing in addiction treatment for doctors, lawyers and pilots. Licensed professionals come to us from across the nation, Canada and Europe due to our high success rates. Now, similar treatment methods are available to any eligible patient regardless of occupation. Find out more about us.

Our IOP program provides care three hours a day, five days a week. Highlights of our program include:

  • Addiction medicine specialists: Board-certified addiction psychiatrists and physicians help guide your care. They have undergone rigorous training in addiction recovery and stay current with new research findings. Meet the staff.
  • Experienced therapists: Licensed, highly trained therapists provide additional services, including individual and group counseling. They specialize in substance use disorders and offer a depth of experience, giving you better chances of success.
  • Convenience: We offer day and evening partial hospitalization sessions, making it easier to fit treatment into your busy life. Services are available at our main campus in Atlanta and at Dunwoody. If you are coming to us from far away, you can also stay in nearby recovery residences.
  • Range of services: Before starting IOP, you may benefit from our partial hospitalization program (PHP). It provides focused addiction treatment without a lengthy hospital stay. Offerings also include a dual diagnosis program for people dealing with addiction and mental illness. 

Is the Intensive Outpatient Program Right for Me?

IOP may be right for you if you are 18 or older and have substance addiction. Get more information by reading answers to frequently asked questions.

We treat people dependent on one or more substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Heroin
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine
  • Sedatives (barbiturates)
  • Stimulants

IOP Program for Substance Use: What to Expect

Our supportive, compassionate environment helps you heal from addiction and commit to a substance-free life. You receive coordinated services from staff addiction medicine specialists, masters-level therapists, continuing care coordinators, case managers and family counselors. We work together to deliver timely, personalized care.

Talbott Recovery’s approach to intensive outpatient addiction treatment includes:

  • Assessment: Staff ask about your symptoms and how substance use impacts your life. Our thorough approach considers your psychiatric, psychological, social and family needs. Find out more about admissions.
  • Treatment planning: Your personalized care plan includes multiple treatments, such as individual and group therapy. Get more information about our addiction treatment programs.
  • Medication-assisted addiction recovery: If you are recovering from alcohol or opiate addiction, you may need medications. We use prescription drugs to relieve withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.
  • Monitoring: We carefully monitor your treatment response and make adjustments to meet your changing needs. You also talk with the addiction medicine specialists weekly.
  • Continuous care planning: Staff help set the foundation for ongoing sobriety well before discharge. We assist you in finding a psychiatrist or therapist close to home. We also connect you with our alumni addiction support services.

Intensive Outpatient Program Treatments

It’s important to understand what’s driving addictive behaviors so you can start healing. Staff give you information and encouragement to create the changes necessary for lasting sobriety.

Your personalized care plan may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on reframing negative thoughts and beliefs so that they don’t lead to substance use.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) makes it easier to accept and cope with unpleasant emotions, preventing them from triggering substance use.
  • Eye movement desensitization and processing (EMDR) involves specific eye movements that help the brain recognize a traumatic situation as a past event. Doing so makes it easier to let go of associated feelings and behaviors.
  • Family counseling includes sessions with you and your loved ones to support your recovery and address relationship issues. Read more about addiction family therapy.
  • Psychoeducation involves learning about the physical, environmental and social factors that contribute to substance use.

More information about substance use counseling

Therapy is the cornerstone of addiction recovery. Masters-level therapists cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • Family systems: Changing dysfunctional communication patterns among relatives
  • Grief resolution: Sharing your thoughts and feelings openly so you can find peace of mind
  • Interpersonal communication: How to listen to others and share your thoughts in a productive way
  • Life skills: Following through on commitments and effective decision-making
  • Mindfulness: Self-affirmation, meditation and spirituality
  • Relapse prevention: Techniques such as distracting yourself or reaching out to a trusted friend

Get Help Now at Talbott Recovery Campus

Learn more about admissions or call us at 844-947-8323. Intake specialists are available 24/7. We accept most commercial insurance plans and TRICARE®, the U.S. military health benefits program.

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Easy access to addiction recovery services

Services are available on campuses in Atlanta and Dunwoody. If you do not live in the area, we offer nearby recovery residences with 24-hour supervision from Talbott Recovery staff.

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction?

We can offer a way out. A lifetime of recovery and treatment is just one phone call away. Take a step toward a happier, healthier life.