Intensive Outpatient Program:
Group sessions for the Intensive Outpatient Program meet three times per week: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. A morning session will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and an evening session will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. Once you have decided which group time is most appropriate for you that is the group you will stay with for the duration of your treatment. There is to be no skipping back and forth between scheduled groups. It is expected that you attend each group session because as the name of the program implies – the program is Intensive. If you miss 2 or more group sessions you may be subject to an Administrative Discharge. In the early stages of the recovery process structure, order, discipline, and prioritizing elements of our daily life are Absolutely Musts! Many of us come to treatment because our lives have faded into nearly meaningless existence. Treatment offers us the opportunity to turn this situation around into meaningful, productive, and joyful lives of which we can be proud, hold our head up high, and celebrate freedom and restored mental, physical, and spiritual health.
The group sessions Begin On Time! It is advised you arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled group time to take care of financial arrangements, possibly provide required/random drug screens, or simply to visit with your peers. Classes typically last 50 minutes and then a 10-minute break is observed. There is a designated smoking area outside on the NE side of the building. Leave your cell phone in your vehicle or with staff in the facility for safekeeping. The first hour of group will usually center on celebrating today’s sobriety/being clean today with a ‘spiritual’ time and sharing individual and group concerns regarding the recovery process. The second hour will center on that week’s Step Study (Steps 1 – 12); and in the third hour we will concentrate on Life Skills – how to apply what we are learning in our daily lives. Individual packets will be distributed to address specific concerns identified in your assessments and treatment plan. Appropriate recovery literature/books will be provided.