Intensive Outpatient Program – IOP

Intensive Outpatient Treatment – IOP

AACS Counseling is the premier agency for the Intensive Outpatient Program. AACS is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Department of Community Health. We offer counseling for a co-occurring diagnosis such as mental health and substance use disorders. Our mission is to help each individual regain a healthy balance of life and return to normalcy. With over 30 years of experience in the field of recovery, our staff is uniquely diverse and highly trained in cutting-edge treatment modalities to ensure multicultural sensitivity and understanding.

In addition to the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), we offer a lower level of care for the Outpatient Program (OP) and an extended aftercare program. Our program is designed with flexible sessions six days per week. our weekly curriculum offers psychoeducation and psychotherapy on CBT, DBT skills, relapse prevention, coping skills, codependency, trauma, healthy relationships, and spirituality.

AACS Counseling offers comprehensive programming for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, AACS Counseling provides a full spectrum of care, offering lasting recovery. Our structured programs are centered on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Effective Learning, and Holistic Integration. We hold true to the definition of addiction provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and by integrating the spiritual, emotional, mental, biological, and physiological wholeness of each individual; we can provide appropriate assessments and work collaboratively with all healthcare professionals to produce improved outcomes.

AACS Counseling’s Intensive Outpatient Program is uniquely suited for individuals who would like assistance in their sobriety journey but do not have the ability to fully escape their lives in pursuit of a residential treatment modality. Intensive Outpatient Programs are also used supplementally after completing a residential program so that the individual has an easier time transitioning back into society.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Part of an Intensive Outpatient Program’s charm is what is known as real-world sobriety. Residential treatment is extremely useful for individuals who have recently been in the throes of substance use. Being fully separated from alcohol/drug of choice is essential while they undergo the detoxification process. After the substance has fully exited their system and the threat of withdrawal has passed, individuals are ready for the next step in their treatment which is to become further integrated into the society they had been removed from. The best practices will attempt to let an individual slowly make their way back into the normalcy of life. This is normally coupled with the practices and coping skills which they are learning on a weekly basis to help them get the most they can out of life without suffering similar consequences to what they had dealt with before.
One of the difficult things to get past when first starting a sobriety journey is the stigma involved in seeking help or being a part of a treatment program. Not only can a judgment be made on a personal level of how you may feel now that you are beginning a program, but the biggest issue is typically what we think others will think of us now that we have begun. The truth is that what other people think not only does not matter but is not any of our business anyway. Jumping over the hurdle of judgments is one of the clearest ways to dissolve a great deal of suffering in your life. It has been said that one of the first definitions of the word “courage” is the following:
“To tell the whole truth about yourself with an open heart”
If we go by the above definition, then the only people who would not admit that they have an issue would be the most cowardly among us. Let jumping into a program be the first of many changes in a life that is filled with vulnerability and integrity. Dishonesty can lead to many issues in a person’s life, but the greatest of these will be found in the feelings of disruption when lies have mounted upon lies and the truth no longer seems reachable anymore. As some have said before “what tangled webs we weave.”
Maybe you are reading this and you’re on the fence about what you should do. Maybe you are on the fence about whether or not you have a problem at all? There’s a pretty good question you can ask yourself if you are still deciding: how much trouble would I have avoided if I simply stopped altogether? The improper use of anything in this world can be detrimental. In the same way, too much heroin can cause an overdose too much water can kill a human just as dead. Ask yourself just one more question and notice the answer you receive: Do I have a problem? There is always an inherent answer that is mostly an intuitive feeling which will answer you instantaneously, and an almost negligible amount of time later your mind will come in and try to either agree with the initial feeling or it will try to explain it away. Go with your intuition. You’re more powerful than you know.

If you or anyone else you know is suffering from a substance use disorder and is searching for a new lease on life then be sure to call AACS Counseling at 800-683-7745 to start an Intensive Outpatient Program today!

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