Intensive Outpatient Program

The Counseling Resources Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals 18 years and older seeking a program to intensively explore their alcohol or drug use.  As with all of our programs, clients first need to be assessed to ensure that this level of care is the most appropriate for them.  When participating in the intensive outpatient program, clients live at home and maintain their regular work schedules and are able to choose between two program schedules:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 PM


Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (with lunch break) and Wednesday group, 12-2 or 5:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday sessions consist of our Relapse Prevention Group which is eight weeks in duration.  The other sessions (Monday, Thursday for the night group, Saturday for the day group) are six weeks duration.

At Counseling Resources we work hard to find a program that will fit into your schedule.  Of course, we also ask that you make a commitment to the program and work with us to find a program that best matches your work and life responsibilities.  We offer individual counseling sessions as well to provide further flexibility.

Following a review of your assessment by our counseling team, Intensive Outpatient may be recommended for individuals who do not require medically supervised detoxification or inpatient services, are willing to abstain from chemicals for the duration of the program and are motivated to work hard to gain new skills and insights.

During treatment, each client at this level of treatment is assigned an individual counselor who will check in with the client throughout the program to work on issues or problems that are not able to be addressed during the group sessions, to answer questions and to assist with better understanding of educational materials.

Treatment in the Intensive Outpatient Program is a positive, focused experience. Each session is filled with treatment activities, group discussion, and educational lectures, with special emphasis placed on developing new skills to more effectively manage life stress and issues occurring in the home and work environments. Clients are encouraged to attend support meetings in the community and begin establishing a sober support system. Additionally, family and/or loved ones are encouraged to come into sessions with the client and his or her counselor.

A great advantage of the Intensive Outpatient Program is that it allows clients to live at home and work in the community while attending treatment.  Clients are able to "practice" using new skills and come back to sessions to process the experience in a supportive environment.  At Counseling Resources we provide an environment that is positive, encouraging, warm and informal.  Within this atmosphere clients feel a bit more comfortable when entering a group for the first time or sitting down with a counselor to discuss their history, a sometimes scary or daunting thing to do!

When clients near the end of their treatment program we encourage them to consider thinking of it, not as an ending, but as a continuation of the new lifestyle they have been working to develop.  They may be happy to have more free time but we hope that they will continue to maintain some contact with our program through our aftercare group.  Since there is no further cost and it is just one hour a week, it's a small commitment to have further support and reminder of healthy changes made.