In a time of significant system change, behavioral health providers are challenged to find ways to treat increasingly complex alcohol and drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on outcomes and cost effectiveness. One response to this challenge has been the development of intensive outpatient treatment (IOT) an intermediate level of care intended for individuals not requiring 24 hour care and supervision but in need of more structured and comprehensive services than provided in traditional outpatient settings. 44% of all addiction treatment programs provide IOP s and the level of evidence for Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) is rated high (McCarty, et.al. 2014). This session will describe the IOT level of care and its role within.
- Objective 1: Describe the intensive outpatient treatment level of care and its role within the substance abuse treatment continuum.
- Objective 2: Describe the elements of an effective intensive outpatient program.
- Objective 3: Identify clinical and administrative strategies used by high performing IOPs.