The Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP) at Stonington Institute is geared to help those in need of recovery support and treatment who are able to attend programming during the day, then return back to their community or to a sober living environment. This program is offered through the Trails Corner Recovery Center, and treatment includes individual, small group and family therapies. We also provide educational groups, and groups related to early recovery and post-treatment acclimation into the work environment and community.
The program includes both admission to the Intensive Outpatient Program and food/lodging at The Inn at Trails Corner.
The Intensive Outpatient Program runs six hours a day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
|Community Meeting(Daily Announcements)||All Clients|
|Small Group Therapy or Psycho-Education Group (Anger Management)||Small Group Therapy Sessions (10-12 clients)
Psycho-Education Groups (16-24 clients)
|Small Group Therapy or Music/Art/Spirituality Group||Music/Art Groups (10-12 clients)
Spirituality Groups (16-24 clients)
|Small Group Therapy or Spirituality Group||Same as above|
(Relapse Prevention or Relationships)
|Same as above|
(Nutrition or Trigger Management or Step Work)
|Same as above|
In general, an Intensive Outpatient Program can be used to help treat mental health disorders or provide outpatient chemical dependency treatment. While we focus on returning patients to a sober environment, our medical treatment takes into account you as a person, too. Treating a substance use disorder includes treating the whole person through individual therapy and group therapy sessions, as well as providing the education and skills needed to return to a healthier lifestyle afterwards.
In a residential program, patients stay overnight to receive treatment. At an IOP, patients will receive evidence-based treatment options for a few hours a day throughout the week and then be allowed to return to their community or sober living environment at night.
Structure is important in recovery, but the added freedom allows patients to maintain familial and community responsibilities while also getting the help they need at a treatment facility.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, outpatient substance abuse treatment works, especially when part of the Continuum of Care. They state that “Successful treatment for addiction typically requires continual evaluation and modification as appropriate, similar to the approach taken for other chronic diseases,” meaning that the longer a patient remains in these types of care (IOP and PHP), the relapse rate begins to decrease.
The numbers for this type of treatment back that up, too.
For admission to the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) program, the client must:
Be medically stable;
Review a complete list of Admissions Criteria here.
Stonington Institute’s professional staff are here to help. Call 800-832-1022 or 860-535-1010 and select option 1 for a no-cost screening that gathers demographic, insurance and clinical information needed by the assessment team. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.