IOP & Outpatient Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and outpatient therapy offer flexible treatment options for those seeking addiction treatment while continuing to live at home. Outpatient programs allow you to maintain daily responsibilities like work or school while receiving structured therapy.

Real Addiction Help in the Real-World

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and outpatient therapy provide a flexible option for managing addiction while maintaining daily responsibilities like work or family care. These programs allow you to live at home and apply new skills in real-world settings.

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Telehealth Outpatient Call with Addiction Therapist

What to Expect At Outpatient Rehab

Sessions typically focus on relapse prevention techniques, coping strategies, and emotional regulation, helping you develop the resilience needed for long-term management of substance use. By attending regular therapy sessions and group meetings, you build a supportive network of peers and professionals dedicated to your well-being.

IOP Program

IOP Program

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) offer structured group and individual therapy sessions usually 3 or 4 days a week, requiring a commitment of 9 to 12 hours per week.

Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Programs (OP) usually serve as a step down from inpatient treatment or IOP. OP can be as simple as 1-hour commitment a week or as many therapy or medical sessions you need.

Treatment here is covered by insurance.

Theresa E.
Theresa E.


I can't put into words how this place has changed my life. It is AMAZING! Everyone who comes into contact with you has such a loving, caring heart and many are recovering addicts themselves. The ability to "walk the walk" gives you such a sense of hope.

Jessica L.
Jessica L.


I was nervous about joining a recovery center, but Sana Lake eased my fears and have been there through every step of the process. I've been in recovery for a month and I feel amazing.

Samuel A.
Samuel A.


Sana Lake is one of if not the best thing that has ever happened in my entire life. They saved my life. I will be forever grateful. I highly recommend this outpatient center to anyone in need of help they can't find on their own.

Emily S.
Emily S.


Outpatient treatment at Sana Lake has been a blessing. It’s helped so much creating a smooth transition into the real world after leaving the residential treatment facility. I love seeing so many friends that I made in res. Therapy is great, staff is awesome.

St. Louis & Telehealth Outpatient Options

Outpatient options are available in St. Louis County with free transportation from our multiple sober living houses. If not in the St. Louis area, telehealth allows you to still access quality support. Telehealth options are available for IOP and OP, but are best after some form of in-person treatment.

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Is Outpatient Treatment Right For Me?

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If you're just noticing an issue, as a first treatment option

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If you have strong support from family and friends at home

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If you've completed inpatient treatment and are looking for ongoing support

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Outpatient Addiction Treatment: Get Informed

If you’re uncertain about the specifics of outpatient care or how it fits your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out. A brief call can provide clarity, ensuring you understand every aspect of your treatment possibilities and how they align with your personal recovery goals.

The feasibility of outpatient detox depends on your physical health, the substance you are detoxing from and whether you have a supportive family or friend that can monitor you.


  • Less severe opioid dependencies might be managed outpatient with Suboxone under close supervision.
  • Substances like methamphetamines, cocaine and marijuana are typically able to detox outpatient.

Other Considerations

  • Ability to check in daily for clinical support and medication management.
  • The need for a strong, sober support network at home.

An emergency plan in case of severe withdrawal symptoms or complications.

Ideally, patients transition from an IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) to an Outpatient Program (OP). An OP requires much less time commitment per week, without cutting you off from support.

  • Weekly Time Commitment: IOP requires more hours per week compared to standard OP. IOP might be 9-10 hours per week while OP might be 1-3.
  • Weekly Frequency: IOP often involves sessions multiple times a week, while OP might only be one day per week.
  • Total Length of Time: IOP generally runs for around 6-9 weeks, while OP can be continued for months.

OP is a good option before a full-blown relapse as prevention or for those wanting continued support before transitioning out of treatment.

Outpatient therapy usually involves a combination of group and individual therapies using different modalities like:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focuses on changing negative thought patterns that contribute to substance abuse.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Helps regulate emotions and improve handling of stress.
  • Motivational Interviewing: Encourages internal motivation to change behavior and engage in treatment.
  • Relapse Prevention Planning: Teaches strategies to identify and manage triggers and high-risk situations to maintain sobriety.
  • Life Skills Training: Enhances abilities to manage daily activities and responsibilities effectively.
  • Stress Management Techniques: Offers methods to cope with stress through relaxation techniques, exercise and journaling.
  • Family Therapy: Addresses family dynamics, improves communication, and supports the healing of relationships.

These therapies in a group setting provide peer support, foster social skills
and allow sharing of real-life strategies. Talking in a group is less scary and more helpful than introverted patients might think. Individual therapy sessions can focus on sensitive or potentially subconscious issues, including trauma-informed therapies.

For substances like alcohol and opioids, inpatient detox makes the withdrawal symptoms so much easier (and safer). Inpatient is also recommended if the addition is severe, if your living environment is triggering or if you’re ready to do whatever it takes.

Outpatient treatment options are best when you have a:

  1. Mild addiction severity
  2. Strong support system at home
  3. Stable living environment
  4. Need to maintain employment or school attendance
  5. Lower risk of serious withdrawal symptoms
  6. Previous successful experiences with less intensive care
  7. Greater responsibility for personal health and recovery (commitment to attending therapy sessions consistently)
  8. Ability to resist use without 24/7 supervision

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