Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)

Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY


Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) services offered in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY

There are several levels of care when overcoming a substance use disorder, ranging from minimal outpatient appointments to full-time inpatient programs. The experienced team at DeNova helps you get the care that meets your unique health care needs by offering intensive outpatient services, a level of care that falls between the two extremes. To learn how you can support recovery with intensive outpatient services, request an appointment online or call the office in Lexington or Richmond, Kentucky, today.

What are intensive outpatient services?

Intensive outpatient services include the comprehensive medical and psychiatric treatments you need to detox and recover while staying at home. More specifically, “intensive” refers to the amount of time you spend in your outpatient appointments.

Adults receive nine hours of outpatient care weekly, whereas standard outpatient care includes fewer hours.

DeNova primarily uses intensive outpatient services for substance use disorders. However, this level of care can also be considered for people with serious mental health or developmental disorders.

How do I qualify for intensive outpatient services?

When determining the level of care you need, your DeNova provider takes a whole-person approach, beginning by evaluating your physical and mental health. They review your medical history and symptoms and perform a psychiatric assessment. 

Then they go a step beyond, completing a multidimensional assessment that identifies all the factors affecting your health and wellness. For example, they determine your readiness to change your lifestyle, current living arrangements, employment status, and support network. 

They also talk about the substances you use, as that can make a difference in the care you may need. Your provider considers your substance use, physical and mental health, and all the other variables to determine if you need intensive outpatient services or another level of care.

Intensive outpatient treatment may be your first line of care as you begin your addiction treatment. It can also serve as step-down care after leaving an inpatient program or as a step-up if you begin detoxing in standard outpatient care and then need more intensive treatment.

What should I expect during intensive outpatient services?

During your intensive outpatient services, you have regularly scheduled appointments, each lasting a few hours, usually several times a week. Though your care plan focuses on your individual needs, the foundation of outpatient addiction treatment involves medication management and counseling.

A few intensive outpatient services include:

  • Detoxing from an addiction
  • Supporting your recovery
  • Preventing relapse
  • Identifying triggers leading to substance use
  • Resolving personal problems
  • Developing a support network
  • Learning coping skills
  • Educating about addiction and recovery
  • Providing employment support

The team at DeNova offers therapy for addiction recovery and co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among others. 

They provide numerous services to support your ongoing outpatient recovery, including targeted case management and individual, group, and family counseling.

To learn more about intensive outpatient services, call DeNova today or book an appointment online.