intensive outpatient program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at The Grove Recovery provides comprehensive support for individuals who need structure and flexibility to achieve their sobriety goals. Below, we’ll dive into the details of our IOP and how it can help you build a foundation for lasting recovery. 

Intensive Outpatient Program

What is an IOP?

If you need treatment for addiction or mental health, but you’re unable to leave home, an IOP might be a good solution. An Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP,  is a very involved outpatient program where clients spend almost the entire day in treatment at the facility, but get to go home and sleep in their own bed at night. 

IOP vs. Residential Treatment

When choosing between an intensive outpatient program versus residential treatment for addiction recovery, the key differences lie in living arrangements, intensity of care, and flexibility. 

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment involves living at the facility, offering 24-hour support and a structured environment, ideal for those with severe addiction or needing a complete break from their daily life. In contrast, IOP allows individuals to stay at home, maintaining work or family commitments while receiving treatment, making it a more flexible and potentially more affordable option. The choice between these two depends on the individual’s addiction severity, personal responsibilities, and support system, with both offering effective paths to recovery.


Our IOP can treat both addiction and mental health issues. Treatment plans include 1 on 1 therapy, group therapy, treatment plans, behavioral therapy, and other long term treatment options. We also provide medication and medication management.

Benefits of IOP Treatment

IOP treatment offers an effective blend of flexibility and structured support. One of the primary benefits of IOP is the ability to maintain daily responsibilities, like work or family care, while receiving comprehensive treatment. This integration into everyday life allows clients to apply and practice recovery skills in real-world situations, enhancing long-term success. Plus, since clients engage with others on similar recovery journeys through group therapy and activities, our IOP promotes a strong sense of community and support. 

IOPs may also provide a more affordable alternative to residential treatment, often with broad insurance coverage. This makes our outpatient treatment program the ideal option for those seeking effective addiction treatment. Reach out to us today to get the process started.

Our IOP at The Grove Recovery

The Grove Recovery’s IOP leverages evidence-based practices and protocols to help clients safely transition from inpatient treatment to their everyday lives. We believe that a sustainable recovery relies on flexible, individualized treatment that considers every client’s circumstances and goals.

Call Us Today to Verify Your Insurance

We accept insurance from some of California’s largest provider networks. If you’re ready to take the first step toward recovery, our specialists can help you understand your coverage options.

Get Started With IOP Treatment

If you’re ready to explore more about IOP in Orange County or other addiction treatment programs, call us at The Grove Recovery, located in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. Our highly trained staff is ready to help you find the best treatment options for you!

Call us today and one of our specialist can help you get stated and give you the information you need to begin your recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions About IOP Treatment

The duration of an intensive outpatient program rehab can vary depending on individual needs and the specific program. Generally, these programs last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks, with participants attending sessions several times a week.

Yes, one of the key advantages of IOP is the ability to maintain work, school, or other daily responsibilities while receiving treatment. The program schedules are often designed to accommodate these commitments.

IOPs are effective for a wide range of substance use disorders and mental health issues. However, the suitability depends on the individual’s specific situation, including the severity of the addiction and their support system at home.

Our IOP treatment includes a range of traditional and holistic therapies. We provide a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling, behavioral therapies like CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and educational sessions about addiction and recovery.

Our IOP treatment blends the high care level of traditional inpatient therapy, with the flexibility and autonomy of non-residential programs. IOPs are ideal for those who require additional support while maintaining their daily responsibilities.

Yes, participants in our IOP treatment program have access to ongoing support beyond scheduled therapy sessions. Our team is always available to provide guidance, encouragement, and assistance so that individuals feel supported throughout their recovery journey.

Yes, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) can effectively treat anxiety. Our staff employ structured, evidence-based talk therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help clients manage their anxiety symptoms and address any underlying issues. 

IOP programs include multiple treatment modalities. For example, individual counseling can help you understand the root causes of your addiction problems. This insight will give you the tools and coping strategies to identify triggers and combat the cravings that can lead to relapse. Through our group therapy programs, you can build relationships and support systems with others walking similar paths to recovery.  IOPs also offer a schedule of holistic wellness activities, such as yoga, meditation, and outdoor exercises that serve as healthy strategies for managing stress and cravings.

IOP treatment works best for individuals who need a combination of flexibility and structure. You may be a good candidate for IOP if you’ve just completed an inpatient program, but still require support to maintain sobriety. An IOP program may also work for you if you have other responsibilities, such as caregiving, school, or work.  As IOPs give clients more freedom than traditional inpatient programs, you will need a stable home and a strong support system to reduce the risk of relapse. Speak with an addiction treatment specialist and see if our IOP program is the right choice for you.