The Intensive Outpatient Program presents new approaches to changing the way participants think about addiction while offering practical steps for creating a realistic and effective recovery plan. Treatment is held 3 days a week, 3 hours a day, for a 6-week period in the Monroe County Jail Facility. Group therapy is conducted for the first hour and a half, followed by an hour and a half of didactic education. The didactic portion focuses on recovery-related topics from ARETE Manual including:
Roles in dysfunctional families
All services are presented with a focus on trauma-informed care. On the off days from the program, homework is assigned and collected the following day of class. The program includes two individual therapy sessions, one for a clinical assessment and one for an intensive discharge plan. Upon successful completion of the program, most offenders are eligible for up to a 30-day incarceration reduction if approved by their sentencing judge. The Monroe Salvation Army Harbor Light administers this program.
Meet the diagnostic criteria as defined by the DSM-IV for substance abuse use disorder level of care for IOP
Score moderate to high on the overall risk scales and moderate to high on the substance abuse needs scale (COMPAS Assessment)
Be psychologically and physically able to participate in the program