Intensive Outpatient Program

The Bridge to Transitional Living

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides the perfect transition to transitional living for those who have just left inpatient treatment, have complicated addictions histories with multiple relapses, or are new to recovery.

Our 12-week program is designed to give extra clinical and 12-step support during the early weeks of recovery when the risk of relapse is highest. Next Step Recovery’s IOP uses a three-pronged approach that includes intensive group therapy, individual counseling, and 12-step immersion education to support long-term recovery. Participants also explore wilderness and equine therapies to encourage healing, personal empowerment and community building.

While offering many of the same benefits, our program goes beyond traditional IOPs by being housed within our transitional living program. Upon completion of our 12-week intensive program, residents continue to receive recovery support through our transitional living program including case management, 12-step support, relapse prevention education, mindfulness meditation, and adventure therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Program Features

• Three 3-hour group sessions each week

• Individual weekly counseling with a licensed addictions therapist

• Distress tolerance and self-regulation training

• Cognitive behavioral therapy

• Trauma resiliency training

• 12-Step immersion groups

• Relapse prevention education

• Equine therapy

• Stress management techniques

• Self-regulation wellness tools

Program Eligibility

As part of admission to our program, all clients are provided with an individualized comprehensive clinical assessment to identify the level and type of support that will best support their long-term recovery goals. If it is determined that extra support would be beneficial, clients may be encouraged to participate in our IOP and/or work with other medical providers such as a psychiatrist.

To ensure the quality and safety of our programming, Next Step Recovery’s IOP is only available to residents of our transitional living program who have met program eligibility criteria including those related to medications, alcohol/drug screening and background checks.

Payment and Insurance

Our IOP may be covered by most major health insurance plans. We also accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare at this time. Transitional living program fees are not covered by IOP fees and are assessed separately.

Graduate Testimonials

“This is the longest I have ever been clean and Next Step is the reason for that. It has provided me with a safe place to begin my recovery” TA

“IOP was a great transitional piece for me. It gave me the responsibility of being up and ready but was only 3 days a week. It also helped me learn to plan my days.” ESC

“Next Step Recovery is a safe place with people I not only consider a great staff, but also have come to love as family. They treated me with love, compassion, and respect. They helped me see things I couldn’t; helped me grow as a person and changed my perspective on many topics. The people at Next Step will forever hold a special place in my heart.” B.D.

“You may have to leave family, friends and your old life behind as you start recovery. Next Step provides not only a home for you to start over, it gives you a spiritual cleansing. From the staff to my housemates, Next Step has brought a new meaning to recovery. If you let them work with you, you’ll find more than a recovery house, you’ll find yourself again.” MRK

“IOP was the perfect activity to both keep my week busy while also being able to fully focus on my recovery. The top notch staff members and therapists made this 12 week program one I will take with me wherever I go” L.M.

“IOP was a great experience. It helped me get to know the people in the program as well as exposing me to the 12 steps of recovery. Thank you Susan and Next Step Recovery for setting this up.” N.K.

“Next Step IOP is a good interactive environment where guys can learn how to cope without substances and talk about their problems without being judged. It is a safe place and fun but also informative for recovery. The staff is friendly and welcoming and always willing to listen.” M.C.

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Additional IOP Information

For more information about our transitional living IOP, contact or or call  828.350.9960.

To learn more or apply for our recovery program, visit Our Program page.