Intensive Outpatient Treatment

ACER’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) program enables a client in the early stages of recovery to establish a foundation for long term recovery support in their local community right from the start of treatment. IOP is an 8-14 week program based on an individualized treatment plan typically consisting of group sessions, individual sessions, 12-step recovery, and urine drug screens. A comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment is performed prior to the client entering this program.

IOP operates 4 days per week for group sessions and other services are scheduled at the convenience of the client and counselor. Upon completion of IOP, weekly aftercare (1 hr groups) is offered for clients for up to one year. Aftercare is recommended and strongly encouraged for all clients completing IOP.

Clients attend groups that have subjects covered by The Matrix Model, Hazelden’s Co-occurring Disorders Program Model, and the 12 Step Minnesota Model. These sessions focus on interpersonal and familial issues as well as social and problem-solving skill development. There is a family component that encourages clients to bring a family member or other support person weekly.

IOP is a structured program where clients (adults) receive information and instruction on how to lead a substance free lifestyle and support to achieve and maintain abstinence. Clients live at home and travel to their local ACER location where they participate in treatment. The program provides assessment and primary treatment services and may be recommended for individuals who are currently enrolled in our Ambulatory Detoxification program, do not require detoxification, or individuals who may have completed a residential treatment program and are looking for additional support in their early recovery.

 

Topics Covered

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS

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Relapse Prevention Skills

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How to Manage Urges and Cravings

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Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction

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Progression of the Disease of Addiction

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Introduction to the Twelve Steps

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Spirituality

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Stages of Change

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Co-Occurring Issues

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Triggers & Coping Skills

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Family Dynamics & Effects on the Family

Referrals

We accepts referrals from community agencies, behavioral healthcare professionals, court-related agencies, physicians, or any other agency. Persons referred from these sources must meet admission criteria and demonstrate a desire for treatment.

Baton Rouge Office (click for directions)

9431 Common Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-341-7050 office
225-341-7051 fax

Metairie Office (click for directions)
2321 North Hullen Street
Suite B
Metairie, LA 70001
504-941-7580
504-941-7585 (Fax)

Slidell Office (click for directions)
115 Christian Lane,
Slidell, LA 70458
985-690-6622
985-690-6662 (Fax)