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Horizons Intensive Outpatient Program

Horizons Intensive Outpatient Program embraces an evidenced-based holistic team approach to treating clients with substance use disorders because we understand that abstaining from drug abuse is only one aspect of durable recovery. Our clients have access to individual therapists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and certified substance abuse counselors to address issues that can complicate the early recovery process, such as sleep disturbances, attention issues, post-acute withdrawal symptoms, and co-occurring mental health problems. We also understand that social problems such as unemployment, domestic violence, and homelessness create complications in avoiding relapse.

Our IOP program emphasizes a person-centered, solution-focused approach to understanding the individual and strives to collaborate with each client to create treatment goals that address the most pressing obstacles in the way of growth and recovery. Additionally, we have a strong and well-established Medication Assisted Treatment program for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder, and we may also prescribe a medication regimen to help alleviate cravings for individuals not seeking MAT but who may benefit from these medications short-term to overcome the most difficult stages of abstinence.

We do NOT regard relapse as a failure; we approach these instances with compassion and concern as it often signals the need for new or adjusted treatment measures. Participating in IOP during the early and most challenging time in the recovery process allows for close monitoring and can serve as a first-line response to help individuals stay on track.

"I came to IOP during one of the worst times in my life. I was strung out on benzos and heroin, going through withdrawal. Needless to say, Hannah met me on my worst day. It was also the first day of the rest of my life. With Hannah's experience, knowledge, and unconditional love, I learned why I was an addict. I finally had a safe space to talk about the trauma and abuse I had endured most of my childhood, and had other people who shared the "same" story. IOP saved my life."

41 year old female

Polysubstance, first time in formal treatment

Currently Offering Two Groups

Horizon’s IOP Day Group

Monday - Thursday

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Horizon’s IOP Evening Group

Monday - Thursday

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

What Can You Expect?

A typical 3-hour session incorporates daily individual check-ins to focus on one’s specific progress addressing the importance of establishing stability and creating a daily routine to improve self-care practices. Sleep hygiene, dietary changes, medication management and adjustment, and post-acute withdrawal management are primary aspects of beginning recovery. You will have feedback and access to support and resources on a daily basis to work through these immediate issues.

At least one hour of a typical group session involves psychoeducation on a variety of topics, including:

  • Interpersonal process groups can help people who share a common experience, such as criminal issues or a history of trauma.

  • Skills-development groups teach drug refusal, relapse prevention, assertiveness, and stress management skills.

  • Support groups allow people in similar stages of recovery to discuss their challenges and learn and practice healthier ways of connecting with others.

  • Interpersonal process groups can help people who all share a common experience, such as criminal issues or history of trauma.

ALL OF OUR EVIDENCED-BASED OUTPATIENT RECOVERY SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED ONLINE VIA THE SECURE INTERNET APPLICATION ZOOM. Using Zoom, you can speak with us, see us, and we can see and hear you allowing you to participate in IOP and continuing care groups from the comfort and safety of your home. Services that we provide by Zoom will be covered by insurance as if you received services at the practice.

Our medical staff and withdrawal management services are FULLY available.

Schedule an Intake/Screening Assessment

Call Hannah Maxey today to schedule an intake/screening assessment to find out if IOP, MAT, or weekly support groups are the right option for you! Sobriety is not out of reach for anyone! Whether this is your first experience seeking formal treatment or if you have tried many times to remain sober and have struggled. 

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