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At Cornerstone of Southern California, our IOP program in Orange County is a flexible and effective alternative to a traditional inpatient treatment program, tailored to clients who aren’t able to attend, or don’t require, inpatient rehab treatment. In these cases, after an initial assessment, we adjust our standard approach and plan for addiction treatment around the individual to offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in which our patients still get intensive treatment and care, but are able to reside at home. Our intensive outpatient rehab in Orange County is designed to deliver the same recovery skills and addiction therapy, but in the outpatient setting, manner, and timing that work best for our patients. 

What Is IOP For Substance Abuse?

An Intensive Outpatient Program, also known as IOP, bridges the gap between inpatient care and outpatient services, providing a structured yet adaptable approach to addiction recovery. This outpatient rehab program is ideal for individuals who are transitioning from residential addiction treatment or those who need a higher level of care than standard outpatient therapy.

IOP clients are supported while engaging in daily employment and normal home activities. We find that the real world regularly presents challenges that are difficult to overcome alone during the early stages of recovery. We believe that our support and focus on relapse prevention are vital components of coping with addiction when returning to life post-detox treatment.

By engaging in our Intensive Outpatient Program in Orange County, clients can lay a strong foundation for long-term sobriety whilst maintaining connections with employers and loved ones.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). A Treatment Center In Orange County, Southern California
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). A Treatment Center In Orange County, Southern California

Steps to Treatment at Cornerstone

The journey to recovery at Cornerstone begins with a comprehensive initial assessment, laying the foundation for a personalized rehab plan. Recovery is a long-term challenge that requires ongoing mental health treatment and post-rehab addiction counseling.

At Cornerstone of Southern California, we provide ongoing care through our support groups, our alumni program, and relapse prevention therapy. We will always be here to support the recovery of our patients to help navigate this journey together.

1.) Initial Assessment: Understanding the Client’s Needs

Our initial assessment is a deep dive into the unique situations and needs of our clients, providing a compassionate, judgment-free space for open communication. This crucial step ensures Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the appropriate recovery setting and that we tailor treatment to each individual, considering all aspects of their wellbeing.

Personalized treatment plans recognize that every individual’s journey is different. Our expert team crafts a holistic IOP treatment plan for each client, addressing both mental health disorders and substance abuse with a comprehensive approach for sustainable recovery after conclusion of your intensive outpatient program.

2.) Intensive Outpatient Rehab in Santa Ana, CA

Our IOP treatment in Santa Ana, Orange County offers the perfect balance, providing the necessary support and therapy in a more flexible setting, accommodating our client’s schedule and personal obligations.

Cornerstone of Southern California is one of the longest-running, most comprehensive, and effective addiction treatment centers in Southern California with our primary treatment facility in Santa Ana, California. Several other treatment settings and sober living homes may be found through Orange County in nearby Tustin, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Westminster, and Lake Forest California.

3.) Mental Health Therapy & Support

At Cornerstone, all clients, regardless of the treatment setting, have access to our wide range of mental health therapy options. Oftentimes, those suffering from an addiction disorder also have a co-occurring mental health disorder and require dual diagnosis treatment for both problems. We treat our patients in a holistic manner based on their needs assessment and personalized treatment plan. Mental health treatment center services include:

4.) Post-Treatment Ongoing Care

Our commitment to each client’s long-term recovery extends beyond their time in the IOP. We offer:

  • Sober Living Homes – Access to licensed sober living homes in Orange County if a more stable living environment is safer for the post-treatment recovery of our patients.
  • Extended Care Program (ECP) – Our Extended Care Program (ECP) offers continued support and resources for life after the intensive phase of addiction treatment.
  • Recovery Support Groups – Facilitated by peers in recovery, recovery support groups offer ongoing encouragement and understanding from peers going through similar challenges.
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) – Relapse Prevention Therapy utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies to identify and manage triggers.
  • Alumni Program – Cornerstone’s network of support that connects former clients to a community of those also in recovery, encouraging sustained sobriety.

Will I Receive Drug Recovery Therapy At IOP?

Although you will be assigned an individual therapist and receive one-to-one counseling based on your individual needs, our IOP program consists mainly of daily group therapy sessions. These groups are small in size and every voice is heard. Addiction professionals lead groups that address and inform all aspects of drug and alcohol addiction.

Group Therapy topics for IOP include:

  • Dealing with PAWS (Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome) in recovery
  • Skills to prevent relapse
  • Dealing with urges and cravings
  • Understanding addiction and brain Chemistry
  • Understanding addiction as a disease and its progressive nature
  • Introduction of 12-Step Philosophy
  • Exploration of spiritual methods to combat addiction
  • Aftercare and its uses
  • Information regarding our Alumni program

We encourage participation and an open mind at Cornerstone. Great emphasis is placed on safety and creating a learning environment where you are free to explore and discuss addiction.

How Often Are IOP Group Sessions Held?

IOP at Cornerstone runs seven days a week.

We have two sessions per day.

Morning groups meet at 8:30 – 12 PM

Evening groups meet from 6 pm – 9 pm

IOP is designed primarily to support detox clients in their return to real-world situations while keeping recovery and relapse prevention current. Tailored IOP works around your life in your community.

Do I Need To Go Through Detox And Withdrawal Before An Intensive Outpatient Program?

Not everybody requires a medically assisted detox before IOP can begin. We will determine your need at your assessment, there we will craft an individually tailored treatment plan. Rest assured that whatever your requirements, at Cornerstone, we are able to deliver the highest standard of care throughout your recovery journey.

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What Are The Benefits Of An Intensive Outpatient Program That’s Located Near Me?

Unlike inpatient treatment, the intensive outpatient treatment program at Cornerstone delivers intensive addiction therapy without the need for residency. Though this method of treatment is not applicable to everyone, for those it does work for, we have noticed the benefits of having family and loved ones close, being able to spend time with them whilst developing an effective long-term recovery plan has proven very successful.

Is An IOP Appropriate For Me?

Find out if an Intensive Outpatient Program will suit your needs by calling us and arranging an assessment with an addiction professional. At Cornerstone, we can help you decide what the best treatment option is for your own individual needs. Our expert knowledge of addiction and a wide range of treatment modalities ensure that all needs are accommodated.

Do I Need To Attend 12-Step Fellowships?

It is not mandatory to attend any 12-Step meetings; we do however provide recovery solutions. Amongst the many ways to recover, 12-Step fellowships are a path that many clients choose. We can educate you on the options available for sustainable long-term recovery.

How Long Does An IOP At Cornerstone Last?

All of our treatment programs at Cornerstone are flexible and the duration is dependent on your own personal requirements. We do not rush recovery, the aim of all of our treatment programs is to help you find solutions to long-term, sustainable recovery. The length of time this journey can take will differ for each individual.

Can I Involve My Family In My Intensive Outpatient Program?

Yes, of course. Research indicates that if a family is involved in the process of recovery, there is a much better chance of success. Family and couples therapy form an optional, but much encouraged, part of all of our treatment programs. In addiction treatment, family members are often overlooked, but not at Cornerstone. We understand that addiction impacts the family, just as much as the addict. Everybody needs to heal from the suffering that addiction brings. Our family therapists are adept at healing the damage dependency may have caused. We are able to provide education and support for all.

Is The IOP Covered By Insurance?

Most insurance companies will cover our Intensive Outpatient Program. With Cornerstone’s history in Southern California and success in treating substance abuse, we’ve already established preferred relationships with health insurance companies and will likely be able to work with you to figure out how insurance can cover IOP. However, avoid any doubts by calling our intake team at (714) 547-5375 – they can contact your provider.

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