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.
Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS
Relapse Prevention Skills
How to Manage Urges and Cravings
Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction
Progression of the Disease of Addiction
Introduction to the Twelve Steps
Stages of Change
Triggers & Coping Skills
Family Dynamics & Effects on the Family
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.