Intensive outpatient programs take longer than most standard outpatient programs. This is similar to a typical outpatient program in which the patient does not have to reside in the facility, instead patients visit the treatment center several times a week for several hours at a time.
Intensive outpatient programs are typically held on weekday mornings or evenings. Programs are primarily group therapy, although they may provide other services such as one-on-one counseling and employment assistance. Most programs last about 90 days and include drug testing.
Sometimes an intensive outpatient program can be used in conjunction with an inpatient program to help clients better themselves and better fit into their families and communities. It is designed to create support mechanisms, manage relapses, and provide coping strategies.
American Alternative Court Services offers comprehensive programming for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Located in Marietta, near Atlanta, Georgia, American Alternative Court Services provides a full spectrum of care, offering lasting recovery. Our structured programs are centered on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Effective Learning, and Holistic Integration. We hold true to the definition of addiction provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and by integrating the spiritual, emotional, mental, biological and physiological wholeness of each individual; we can provide appropriate assessments and work collaboratively with all healthcare professionals to produce improved outcomes.