Intensive Outpatient (Level II)

Our outpatient services are designed for individuals who are struggling to cope with addiction, yet are able to remain at home, are capable of continuing with work or school, and are not assessed as needing a higher level of care such as detox or other inpatient treatment.

Upon referral, each patient’s appropriate level of care is determined by a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment in consultation with the patient. At admission, he or she is assigned to a primary counselor who will work with the patient to tailor and deliver an individualized treatment plan under the guidance of our multidisciplinary treatment team, which includes a physician, psychiatrist, registered nurse, and certified addiction counselors.

Age and gender appropriate outpatient services at Southwood typically include individual and group counseling, family therapy, and psycho-educational groups that address major lifestyle, attitudinal, and behavioral issues that have the potential to undermine an individual’s treatment goals or to impair the individual’s ability to cope with major life tasks without the use of alcohol or other drugs.

Our outpatient programs utilize the principles of 12 Step Recovery while incorporating a variety of evidenced based clinical treatment methods to help each patient make the transition into a continued sober lifestyle.

Key Features:

  • Provides a minimum of 9 hours per week of highly structured individual and/or group outpatient therapy and education to address substance abuse and related problems.
  • Group treatment may occur three times, or more, weekly depending on the need of the patient.
  • Medical/psychiatric consultation, medication management and other support services as needed.
  • IOP treatment typically lasts approximately 4-6 weeks. IOP may be utilized at different points in treatment such as prior to, or following, residential treatment.