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Woodland Hills IOP Treatment

Upper Path Recovery offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. We suggest this level of care for those who need a transitional program as they step down from residential treatment, as well as those looking to supplement their recovery. Our IOP program in Woodland Hills, CA, meets 3-5 days per week for three hours a day.


What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are highly structured treatment programs that help individuals cope with substance abuse or mental illness. This type of care option allows the client to live in their own home and receive counseling and clinical services 3-5 days a week. IOP is more intensive than standard outpatient treatment as clients spend more time attending therapy and psychiatric services. But unlike an inpatient program, they are not required to live in a residential facility.

The outpatient services at Upper Path Recovery in Woodland Hills, CA, offer flexible meeting times in the mornings and evenings. Clients spend most of their time in group therapy, individual therapy, and behavioral therapy while also accessing our many treatment services, such as yoga, art therapy, and meditation. Our IOP program also provides educational courses to help clients learn more about recovery.

How Does IOP Differ from Your Other Programs?

Our intensive outpatient program offers intensive care management so that you can access more therapy sessions than you would in a standard outpatient program. This is important if you struggle with some aspects of your recovery and need added support. Our IOP program also meets more days per week and is longer in duration than our standard outpatient program so that you can work on your recovery goals for a longer period of time.

Our Woodland Hills intensive outpatient treatment program can be a good option for those who have completed inpatient treatment or partial hospitalization programs and need a way to transition back into their lives. Intensive outpatient treatment can allow you to start easing back into a daily schedule while still offering support and structure when you need it.
At Upper Path Recovery, we understand that recovery is a lifelong process. We provide targeted care plans to ensure each client receives the personalized treatment they need to achieve their long-term recovery goals.

Components of Intensive Outpatient Programs

Individual therapy sessions are a significant component of intensive outpatient programs at Upper Path Recovery. During these sessions, you and a behavioral health expert will work on identifying what may be standing in the way of your recovery and what changes you can make or continue making to maintain sobriety. We rely on behavioral therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and more.

Individual Therapy Sessions
Individual therapy sessions are a significant component of intensive outpatient programs at Upper Path Recovery. During these sessions, you and a behavioral health expert will work on identifying what may be standing in the way of your recovery and what changes you can make or continue making to maintain sobriety. We rely on behavioral therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and more.
Group Therapy Sessions
Group therapy is another crucial part of addiction treatment at our facilities. One of the most challenging things for people struggling with substance abuse is to open up to others about their experiences in and out of group therapy. It is common for people needing treatment to feel isolated and lonely.

Family Therapy Sessions

Addiction affects everyone in your life, including your family. Family members can also benefit from intensive outpatient treatment because they can receive support and addiction education. We also offer family therapy sessions to help those who are affected by your addiction to understand the recovery process and how they can support you.

Support Groups

Support groups are an important part of intensive outpatient programs. Having a safe place to talk and share your experiences can be invaluable to recovery, as it provides you with a sense of community and accountability. We offer in-person or virtual support groups so that you have the resources available to stay connected and continue growing your recovery network.

Relapse Prevention
Relapse prevention is a key component of any recovery program. We provide relapse prevention tools and strategies to help you identify triggers that may lead to substance use or relapse. By recognizing these triggers, you can take the necessary steps to avoid them in the future. We also provide relapse-prevention planning to help you identify ways to cope with triggers or cravings in a healthy way and find support from others who can help you maintain sobriety.

Medication-Assisted Treatment
We understand that medication can be an important part of recovery for some individuals. That’s why we offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to reduce cravings, block the effects of certain drugs, and reduce withdrawal symptoms. Our MAT includes medications like Suboxone and Vivitrol that the FDA has approved for treating addiction. With the help of MAT, you can stay focused on recovery without feeling overwhelmed or experiencing intense cravings.

We provide all these services as part of our commitment to helping you on your path to a healthy and happy life in recovery. All customized treatment plans are tailored to your individual needs so that you can reach your recovery goals and develop the skills needed for a successful life in sobriety.

Case Management Services
Case management refers to the social service functions that can help you access certain resources and make it easier for you to obtain autonomy. Addiction affects so many aspects of your life that integrating back into society can be a challenge without some help. Case management can provide that assistance.

Our case managers provide you with referrals to local health care providers, social service agencies, and other community resources so that you stay connected to the resources and people that can help you maintain sobriety long-term. We also facilitate introductions to 12-step support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to help you continue growing your recovery community. These support groups can guide you on your path to long-term sobriety.

Educational Classes
At Upper Path Recovery, we offer educational classes to help our clients better understand their condition and the recovery process. Our intensive outpatient programs include a range of educational topics like coping skills, communication techniques, nutrition education, and recovery maintenance. These classes help equip our clients with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

Evidence-Based and Holistic Practices
By combining evidence-based practices with holistic approaches to care, we can provide you with an integrated recovery program that fits your individual needs. We understand that every person is different and requires custom treatment plans in order to truly heal. That’s why at Upper Path Recovery, we take the time to create individualized treatment plans that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. We also use a combination of individual and group therapy, experiential activities, meditation, and yoga to provide the most comprehensive care available.


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Who Should Participate in Intensive Outpatient Programs?

Since IOP treatment can serve many functions, those in all stages of their recovery can join our program. We have clients transitioning from inpatient care and our partial hospitalization program as well as clients who are just beginning professional addiction treatment.

At our Woodland Hills treatment center, we recommend IOPs for those who want a higher level of treatment and support than traditional outpatient programs offer without the strict structure of a residential treatment program.

IOPs are ideal for people who:

  • Have already completed residential treatment or a partial hospitalization program
  • Need structure but do not require 24/7 monitoring 
  • Are motivated to stay engaged in their treatment and recovery
  • Have a strong support system or family to help them through their recovery
  • Have a home environment with no easy access to drugs or alcohol
  • Are looking for accountability and sobriety coaching
  • Do not struggle with severe mental health issues or co-occurring disorders
  • Want to learn relapse-prevention skills and maintain long-term sobriety
  • Have family or work commitments that prevent them from attending residential treatment
  • Are willing to commit to actively working on their recovery every day
Our intensive outpatient program is also a good option for those who don’t feel ready to start a standard outpatient substance abuse treatment option at our treatment center.

What is a Typical Day Like in Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

A typical day in our intensive outpatient program begins with a morning check-in and assessment. During this time, we evaluate your progress and discuss any changes or challenges you may have encountered since the previous session. Then, we move into group therapy sessions that cover topics like addiction education, coping skills, communication techniques, and more.
Throughout the day, we also provide one-on-one counseling sessions where we can discuss any personal issues that may be impeding your recovery. We close each day with an afternoon check-out to review your progress and set goals for the following session.
In addition to therapy sessions, our intensive outpatient programs include art therapy, music therapy, mindfulness meditation, yoga classes, and 12-step meetings. We also provide family support services to help our clients engage with their families in a healthy way. We believe family involvement is essential for long-term recovery success; therefore, we invite the client’s family to join us for periodic family sessions.

What are the Benefits I can Expect from Your IOP?

The intensive outpatient program at our treatment centers will provide you with the support and structure you need to stay focused on your recovery goals. We offer a wide range of services and resources that can benefit those in all stages of their recovery. This level of care also addresses mental health concerns such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Orders
  • Eating Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mental health concerns can complicate recovery, but receiving treatment for

co-occurring conditions can help you stay on track and avoid returning to drug abuse as a coping mechanism. If you have a job or family responsibilities, it may be impossible to participate in inpatient programs or partial hospitalization because you do not have the time to do so.

If that is the case, you can still get a high level of care at our intensive outpatient program. It has fewer requirements than our PHP but more than our standard outpatient treatment, offering a mid-level option.

Other benefits of our IOP include the following:

  • Structure and accountability while you transition back home or work
  • Group therapy sessions with peers in recovery
  • Time to practice the skills learned in treatment
  • The opportunity to connect with a supportive community of individuals who understand your struggle
  • Increased motivation and self-confidence as you make progress in your recovery
  • Helpful resources for long-term sobriety
At Upper Path Recovery, our intensive outpatient program can help you make positive changes and become the best version of yourself possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a successful recovery

How Long Do I Need to Stay in an IOP?

The length of time needed to complete our intensive outpatient program varies depending on your individual treatment needs and circumstances. Generally, it takes an average of three to four weeks to work through the curriculum at our Woodland Hills treatment center. However, some individuals may finish the program faster or need more help tackling certain topics before they are ready to step down to a lower level of care.

If you are seeking treatment but are unsure whether an intensive outpatient program is the best option for your recovery, our experienced team of professionals can help. We can assess your current situation and provide a personalized treatment plan that will fit your needs.

Turn to Upper Path Recovery for Intensive Outpatient Treatment

 At Upper Path Recovery, we prioritize your well-being above all else. Our team of highly trained and compassionate professionals is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care and helping you reach the goal of a successful recovery through a combination of compassion, evidence-based treatment modalities, problem-solving skills, and emotional support. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, contact us today at (818) 748-4845 to learn more about our Woodland Hills intensive outpatient program and the other treatment services we offer. With our help, you can begin to create a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones.